HOUSTON (January 29, 2016) – Houston philanthropists and transplant patient supporters will come together on Friday, May 6, 2016 at 7 p.m. at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Houston for Nora’s Home at the Kentucky Derby Gala. The event will benefit Nora’s Home facility and programs that provide care, education, and support for transplant patients and their families. Guests are encouraged to dress in Kentucky Derby fashion or cocktail attire.
Gala Chairs Brigitte and Bashar Kalai will welcome guests with a private casino room, live entertainment, a cocktail hour and a silent auction. Guests will enjoy a Kentucky Derby-style dinner before Nora’s Home honors two Winning Circle transplant patients and their families. The 2016 Nora’s Home gala honorees are the Boudwin and Bono families, who have continuously provided leadership and support to the Nora’s Home mission.
“Nora’s Home gala is a fun filled event attended by over 600 friends of the foundation,” said Kayla Lehmann, Executive Director of Nora’s Home. “Proceeds from the evening benefit the Adopt-A-Family fund which provides financial support for families who cannot afford to pay the minimal nightly fee.”
Nora’s Home invites everyone to support and contribute to the transplant community in the Texas Medical Center by purchasing a sponsorship or tickets to the gala.
• $40,000 – Churchill Downs Sponsorship
• $25,000 – Triple Crown Sponsorship
• $15,000 – Winner’s Circle Sponsorship
• $10,000 – Home Stretch Sponsorship
• $5,000 – Grandstand Sponsorship
• $2,500 – Jockey Club Sponsorship
• $1,000 – Win Show Place Sponsorship
For information on how to purchase sponsorship benefits and opportunities, please visit: www.norashome.org.
WHEN: Friday, May 6, 2016
WHERE: Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston
2222 West Loop South
Houston, TX 77027
About Nora’s Home
Opened in 2013 as the first transplant hospitality home in the Gulf Coast region, Nora’s Home welcomes patients and their families at any stage of the transplant journey. The hospitality home aims to ease burdens many patients face by helping reduce the immense expense and stress incurred while undergoing transplant care by providing affordable lodging in a loving, home-like environment. Located at 8300 El Rio Street in Houston near the Texas Medical Center, the self-supporting facility includes 16 private bedrooms and baths, a fully-equipped kitchen, community room, meditation room, education center, and provides free shuttle services to and from the medical center. For more information, visit www.norashome.org, call 832-831-3720 or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.