LRO Night by the Ocean 2011

Life Rolls On 8th annual Night by the Ocean gala was held at the beautiful Ritz Carlton in Marina Del Rey this past Saturday for their signature fundraiser to help raise money to support quality of life programs for young people affected by spinal cord injury. Guests were greeted with leis as they entered the cocktail reception held at the pool which had an amazing silent auction. Some of the items up for grabs included, an few autographed guitars by some incredible artists: Sammy Hagar, Sarah McLaghlan, Elton John, Tim McGraw; an autographed Beckham jersey, surfboards, glicee prints, jewelry, a gucci tote, vacation getaways, apparel, accessories and so much more.

The event was hosted by Sal Masekela with honorable chairs: Dave Annable, Odette Annable and Jason Lewis. A night of motivational videos and clips of incredible people living with SCI.

The live auction consisted of some incredible items up for grabs including a pair of his and hers Corum wtaches, and all expense trip to Fiji’s Tavarua Island, and amazing Hawaii 5-0 package AND a few Jason Mraz packages which consisted of front row seats to his concert, backstage access, a chance to surf and hang out with Jason at Hollister and the biggie…. Jason Mraz coming to your home to chill with his awesome voice and his amazing guitar. Pretty cool!

Rachelle Friedman, who recently made national headlines after her freak accident last year, also made a special appearance and captured the audience as she rolled onto the stage to share her story with everyone. You can see her story by clicking here.

A big surprise came for everyone when Jason Mraz decided on playing live along side Toca Rivera, which ultimately turned into a little mini private concert by the end of the night. Everyone was feeling the love and to keep the Jason Mraz vibe going, San Diego Hat Company donated a hat to all guests, which was pretty cool.  It was a great night of inspiration, motivation and incredible people, made possible by some amazing sponsors and volunteers. As always, I left with a very filled heart.:-)

A special thank you to the sponsors for the event:

Balance Vector
Barefoot wine & bubbly
Bill Silva Management
Citizens of Humanity
Joanne Gimbel
Fox Television Group
Jason Mraz
San Diego Hat Company
Shoe City
Warrior Posts
Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
Wells Fargo Capital Financ

  • Carolyn Donaldson - What an amazing organization with incredible people helping, participating and enjoying life as it rolls on!

  • Erika San Miguel - You are so talented! Love your work.

  • Matt Spence - kris nakamura…get me involved. congratulations on a great event.

  • Samantha Wood - Such a fun event! Thank you LRO!

  • Jutta Weber - The pictures are amazing.

  • Cecile Billauer Gifford - So vibrant…just like the LRO Foundation…you captured it beautifully, Gayla.

  • Lisa Fujimoto - It was an amazing event! so glad I was able to attend.

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