The Plastic Surgery Foundation, Fresh Start Surgical Gifts Host Charitable Concert, Oct. 11, San Diego

SAN DIEGO -- The Plastic Surgery Foundation (The PSF) has teamed up with San Diego-based Fresh Start Surgical Gifts to host Sheryl Crow Rocks the USS Midway, a private charitable concert to help transform the lives of children suffering from physical deformities, through the gift of reconstructive surgery, on Friday, Oct. 11 at 8:30 p.m., at the USS Midway Museum in San Diego. The fundraiser will take place during Plastic Surgery The Meeting, the annual scientific meeting of The PSF and American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

“Every day many children courageously face the world with physical imperfections and deformities. Some are born with birth defects, while others have suffered from disease or injury,” said ASPS President Gregory Evans, MD. “Reconstructive surgery can help correct many of these issues, but many children do not have access to surgery. We are working to help children around the United States afflicted by conditions such as cleft lip and palate, port-wine stains, and Treacher-Collins Syndrome get the care they need.”

Event proceeds will go to Fresh Start Surgical Gifts and The PSF to provide financial support to children for reconstructive surgery; fund research into deformities caused by birth defects, accidents, abuse or disease; and raise awareness of surgical gifts for children. Lifestyle healthcare growth equity firm, Strathspey Crown, is a platinum supporter of the Sheryl Crow Rocks the USS Midway benefit concert.

About ASPS and The PSF

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is the largest plastic surgery specialty organization in the world. Founded in 1931, the society is composed of board-certified plastic surgeons that perform cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. The mission of ASPS is to advance quality care to plastic surgery patients by encouraging high standards of training, ethics, physician practice and research in plastic surgery. The Society advocates for patient safety, such as requiring its members to operate in accredited surgical facilities that have passed rigorous external review of equipment and staffing.

ASPS works in concert with The Plastic Surgery Foundation (The PSF), founded in 1948, which supports research, international volunteer programs and visiting professor programs. The foundation's mission is to improve the quality of life of patients through research and development. The PSF accomplishes its mission by providing invaluable support to the research of plastic surgery sciences through a variety of grant programs.