Friday, January 14, 2011

Torch Gala, January 22nd, 2011

Georgia Chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) will host its annual Torch Gala to raise money for a worthy cause on Saturday, January 22nd at 7:00 p.m. at InterContinental Buckhead in Atlanta.  

Chaired by Bonnie and Neil Negrin, the Torch Gala is a night of dinner, dancing, celebration and recognition.  Torch Gala 2011 benefits CCFA’s medical research, patient education and support services in its mission to cure and prevent Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.  Individual Gala reservations are $300 each; to make reservations, contact Amy Suiter at 404-982-0616 or asuiter@
(L-R) Steven Godman, Volunteer Leadership Award, Shanti Sitaraman, Premier Physician Award, Larry Fussell, Board of Trustees Chairman, Marcia Greenburg, CCFA Southeast Regional Director, Edwin Rothberg, Citizen of the Year and Renee and Sam Werbin, Honorary Chairpersons

The annual Torch Gala is an elegant dinner dance that recognizes and honors the commitment and service of extraordinary individuals in the community.  This year’s CCFA honorees include Citizen of the Year Edwin S. Rothberg, Elvin C. Price Volunteer Leadership Honoree Steven G. Goodman and Premier Physician Honoree Shanthi V. Sitaraman, M.D. “CCFA wants to recognize the individuals that are pacesetters for philanthropy,” said Marcia Greenburg, Executive Director, Georgia Chapter of CCFA. “The commitment of our honorees to the community and CCFA makes it our privilege to recognize Edwin Rothberg, Steve Goodman and Dr. Shanthi Sitaraman for their extraordinary efforts.”

 The event is the largest single fundraiser of the year for the Georgia Chapter, raising over $5.1 million dollars to date to support CCFA’s mission critical programs.