Boston’s Fall Gala to Feature Renowned Dance Band “Brass Attack!”
RBO Boston Fall Gala Fundraiser “Brass Attack!” to be Held on November 7, 2008
The 7th Annual Fall Gala for the Roberto Bazzoni Onlus—this year “Brass Attack!”— will be held on Friday, November 7, 2008 at the InterContinental Boston. This black tie event will feature the renowned brass dance band “Brass Attack!” and will welcome 250 guests in attendance.
Corporate and individual sponsorships are available as well as tickets. Please click here for the sponsorship card.
Pioneer Investments US President and CEO Daniel K. Kingsbury—President of the Roberto Bazzoni Onlus – United States, is co-hosting the event with Liborio Stellino, Consul General of Italy in Boston.
Robin Young, host of NPR’s “Here and Now,” will be master of ceremonies of the event. Skinner Auctioneer Robin Starr will present the Live Auction items. Both Sebastiano Bazzoni, of Pioneer Dublin and Milan, and Dr. Carlo Spagnolli, Resident Surgeon of the Luisa Guidotti Hospital, will be in attendance.
Live Auction items include a trip to Aruba, a stay in a deluxe eco-resort in Mexico, a stay at the Four Seasons Hotel in Nevis, and original artwork by internationally recognized artist Misha Lenn. Over seventy silent auction items will include private portrait sessions, original artwork, meals at leading restaurants, gift items from Shreve, Crump and Low, massages, hair salon and spa visits and so much more.
Steven Forss and Erin Oliveri, both of Pioneer Investments in Boston, are helping with securing exciting auction items for the event.
The Onlus started treating 60 patients at the Luisa Guidotti Hospital in 2001, and is now treating nearly 1,800 patients, 200 of whom are children. This facility is the only private hospital in the beleaguered nation of Zimbabwe that provides free ARV treatment in the country, where over one third of the adult population is infected with HIV. For $200.00 per year, a patient can be treated with generic drugs.
All funds raised from “Out of Africa” go directly to hospital suppliers for medicines and medical equipment. The Onlus currently is engaged, too, in securing items such as powdered milk, cornmeal, pasta, and rice for the staff and patients at the hospital as there is no food on store shelves in the country and are either virtually unobtainable or prohibitively expensive on the black market.
The Onlus, an Italian acronym for nonprofit, was founded in 2000 in Milan, Italy to honor the memory and mission of Roberto Bazzoni, son of Sebastiano Bazzoni. Roberto Bazzoni was on a United Nations-sponsored humanitarian mission plane, which crashed in a mountainside of Kosovo. All those aboard the plane perished. As Roberto Bazzoni was a prosthetic technician, the first project of the hospital was to build a prosthetic hospital in Kosovo, to treat those who had lost their limbs due to land mines and other acts of war.
For further information about the Roberto Bazzoni Onlus – United States or about the Fall Gala, “Brass Attack!” please contact Susan Bullock at 617-422-4968 in Boston.