(Daily)Fire & Ice Brain Ball
The Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky will host its celebrated benefit on Friday, November 13th, 2009 beginning at 6:30 pm. The FIRE & ICE Brain Ball will be held at the Henry Clay Building at Third and Chestnut Street in downtown Louisville.
Guests of the Brain Ball will be enchanted with a sparkling ice castle, silent auction, dinner and presentation of the Mary Varga award and the BIAK Community Award in honor of WHAS11 reporter, Chuck Olmstead.
Chairing the Ball this year are Michael and Katie Kitchen.
Dress is Red Hot Party Style or Icy Cool Sophisticated.
Back by popular demand, the Lounge – this year, the FIRE LOUNGE -- will heat up at 9:00 pm with salsa dancing demonstrations, open bar, hors d’oeuvres and HOT entertainment by The J Wagner Group.
Tickets for the Fire and Ice Brain Ball are $175 and include a ticket to the Fire Lounge. Tickets for the Fire Lounge only are $50.
The Mary Varga award will be presented this year to Cynthia Masters of DBS Interactive. The Mary Varga award is presented each year to a brain injury survivor who exemplifies perseverance and courage. The award was created in 2003 to recognize Mary Varga for her valiant effort to overcome the obstacles of a brain injury she sustained in an automobile injury.
For the first time, the BIAK Community Service Award will be presented to the Chuck Olmstead family in honor and recognition of Chuck’s unselfish commitment to the local community. Chuck died of a brain aneurysm in the spring. The BIAK Community Service Award will be presented each year at the Brain Ball.
Proceeds of this year’s Brain Ball benefit the Wounded Warrior program for Kentucky military personnel returning from service with brain injuries.
BIAK is a non-profit organization dedicated solely to improving the lives of those affected by brain injury. Since 1986, the Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky has helped people through advocacy, education, prevention, research, services and support. BIAK is committed to helping brain injury survivors discover that life after brain injury, although different, can still be rich and meaningful.