The Gala


The Joe Niekro Foundation, Mission:BRAIN, and The Aneurysm and AVM Foundation proudly present

The Gala

An Evening Benefiting Brain Aneurysm and AVM Research 

The Gala is a 3-way cooperative event showcasing a joint focus on research and awareness for brain aneurysm,AVM, and hemorrhagic stroke as well asneurosurgical care of indigent people.

Where: Fairmont, San Francisco
Attire: Cocktail Attire/Black Tie Optional
Start Date: Saturday, June 10, 2017
Start Time: 6:00 pm
End Date: Saturday, June 10, 2017
End Time: 10:00 pm

To register and buy tickets, please click here.

Hosted by actor/director Zach Braff, who is best known for playing the role of Dr. John ‘J.D.’ Dorian on the hit television series, Scrubs (2001),

Zach will be our emcee, while athletes and celebrities from across the country join patrons in an evening of fine dining, celebration, and memories to last a lifetime. 

Braff is also known for his writing, directing and acting roles in the films Garden State (2004) and Wish I Was Here (2014).

We are proud to announce our first William L. Young Achievement Award recipient, Dr. Michael Lawton.

Dr. Lawton is the Tong-Po Kan Endowed Chair, Professor of neurological surgery, and Vice-Chairman of the department at The University of California, San Francisco.

As chief of one of the busiest cerebrovascular centers on the west coast, Dr. Lawton is being recognized for his outstanding advancement and treatment of brain aneurysms, AVM’s, and hemorrhagic strokes.

In July, Dr. Lawton will embark on a new journey as the Chairman of Neurosurgery and President/CEO of Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona, where he will replace his retiring mentor, Dr. Robert Spetzler. It is our honor to celebrate his 20 years at UCSF.

Tables and ticket sales begin February 10, 2017.

Given pre-sale interest, we're anticipating a large turnout. Purchase your table or ticket early!

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