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2018-04-26 Print

Face Forward Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary Helping Survivors of Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking With Star Studded Gala

Face Forward’s “La Dolce Vita” Themed Gala will be Held at The Beverly Wilshire Hotel on September 22nd Setting Million Dollar Goal!!


Beverly Hills based non-profit organization, Face Forward, will be celebrating their 9th annual gala themed “La Dolce Vita” on September 22nd at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Face Forward is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides reconstructive surgery for women, children and men who have been victims of domestic violence, human trafficking, or any cruel acts of crime. All funds raised at their annual gala goes directly toward patient treatment and recoveries, airfare, accommodations, and all necessary medical expenses for survivors. Past performers have included Robin Thicke, Nelly, Chaka Khan, Macy Gray, and Brian McNight, while honorees and attendees have included Sharon Stone, Kelly Osbourne, Gloria Allred, Lakers Coach Byron Scott, La Toya Jackson, KTLA’s Lu Parker, Entertainment Tonight’s Kevin Frasier and Keltie Knight, Lotte Verbeek, “Sugar” Shane Mosley, Renee Lawless, Brett Dalton and the organizations’ Global Ambassador- Lana Parrilla.

“About eighty percent of our patient funding each year comes from our gala, so celebrating our tenth anniversary means we have to make it extra special to help raise the most money for surgeries that we ever have. We will be making many more announcements highlighting upcoming patient stories, our Gala performers, honorees and attendees. This will be our most exciting year yet! ” said Deborah Alessi, Face Forward CEO/Founder.

Face Forward was founded by domestic violence survivor Deborah Alessi who then recruited her husband, Dr. David Alessi M.D., a renowned facial reconstructive surgeon, to help survivors from around the globe. Since being founded, Face Forward has provided millions of dollars in donated surgical and counseling services to nearly 70 patients from 8 different countries. In celebration of Face Forward’s 10-year anniversary, they hope to raise over a million dollars in 2018 to support even more survivors from around the world.

2018 La Dolce Vita Gala guests will enjoy a taste of the “sweet life” in Rome. The night will be full of surprises, exciting performances, world class food, and a live and silent auction. Returning sponsors include: Etihad Airways, Niyama Private Islands Maldives, Alessi Institute, Crystal Cruises, Micato Safaris, and Roberto Cavalli. Face Forward is also excited to announce new sponsor Ardor Design. The live auction will include vacation packages from Niyama Private Islands Maldives, Crystal Cruises, Micato Safaris and Etihad Airways.

About Face Forward
Face Forward is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that works with community leaders and organizations around the nation and throughout the world, to identify victims of violence who are working toward recovery and who carry the physical evidence of past abuse.

Contact Info
Jade Williams
3763 Eddingham Ave, Calabasas, CA 91302

Phone: 3105771122