ASPS Hosts Party With a Purpose to Support Fresh Start Caring for Kids Foundation
CHICAGO – The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) dedicate an evening of their annual scientific meeting to Party with a Purpose for Fresh Start Caring for Kids Foundation – a joint venture between Fresh Start Surgical Gifts and The Plastic Surgery Foundation, dedicated to transforming the lives of disadvantaged infants, children and teens with physical deformities through the gift of reconstructive surgery and related medical care.
Party with a Purpose – sponsored by CareCredit, Sientra, UBS and The Doctors Company, and the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation – is open to the public and will include a presentation by the parent of a Fresh Start patient, a performance by Fifty Amp Fuse, a live and silent auction, dinner and a paddle raise event to sponsor a patient.
Time: 7-10 p.m.
Date: Monday, Oct. 13, 2014
Location: Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Chicago
Cost: $175 per ticket
"Believing that each child deserves the best medical care possible, surgeons affiliated with the Fresh Start Caring for Kids Foundation are highly-trained specialists who are board certified in plastic surgery and members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons," said Kevin Chung, MD, President of The Plastic Surgery Foundation. "This cause is a natural combination of our ASPS member surgeons' unique talents and expertise, combined with our strong humanitarian desire to help those who are less fortunate."
Fresh Start Caring for Kids Foundation provides no-cost medical services to kids with physical deformities caused by birth defects, injury, abuse or disease through surgical weekends and clinics. Medical services are donated by doctors, clinicians, and other medical professionals.
Teams of more than 500 medical volunteers provide more than $2.5 million in donated medical care annually. The surgical gifts provided by the Fresh Start Caring for Kids Foundation gives children a new opportunity for increased self-esteem, happiness, confidence, acceptance and a better quality of life.
About Fresh Start Caring for Kids Foundation
The Fresh Start Caring for Kids Foundation is a joint venture between Fresh Start Surgical Gifts (based in San Diego, CA) and The Plastic Surgery Foundation (based in Chicago). All of the overhead and administrative expenses for the Fresh Start Caring for Kids Foundation are covered by Fresh Start Surgical Gifts and The Plastic Surgery Foundation, so that 100 percent of every donation directly benefits the medical needs of our patients.
About The PSF
The Plastic Surgery Foundation (The PSF), founded in 1948, 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. The PSF works in concert with the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).