If you don’t have plans for your Valentine’s Day yet, invite the family for the Starfish Gala at the Younes Conference Center in Kearney on Feb 14 from 5:30 – 8:30 PM.
The Gala is in support of the Chromosome 18 Registry and Research Society and other Rare Diseases. The Research Society is founded out of San Antonio, Texas, but has a local touch to this event.
Erica Johnson, host of the Starfish Gala, became involved with the Research Society with the combination of her son, Lathan, who has a abnormality to his 18th chromosome and her daughter, Lexi, who has done pageants to advocate and educate others about the Research Society.
Johnson adds more about the abnormality:
The Starfish Gala name itself is a way to inspire confidence into those who wish to make a difference. The San Antonio based Research Society uses the starfish as its logo, and Johnson adds as to why the society uses the interesting name and sea creature:
The event begins on Feb. 14 at 5:30 PM with a social hour, proceeding with a dinner and a dance beginning at 6:30 and 7 PM respectively. A silent auction is also available from 5:30 – 8:30 PM. Attire is asked to be semi-formal. Tickets are $30.
Erika Johnson reiterates that the Starfish Gala is a family event, that provides more than just events for parents:
For more information, or to purchase tickets and contribute to this event, contact Erica Johnson at 308-529-3494 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the Chromosome 18 Registry and Research Society, visit their website.