The OI Foundation hosted its 20th annual Fine Wines Strong Bones Gala in National Harbor, MD on February 22, 2020 to kick off the OI Foundation’s 50th anniversary celebrations at the Fine Wines Strong Bones Gala. More than 200 guests gathered at the Gaylord National Resort for a gold and glitter themed evening featuring a live and silent auction, casino games, and delicious food. Together, attendees raised more than $150,000 for the OIF with the fund the mission portion of the live auction raising nearly $90,000 for the Jamie Kendall Fund for OI Adult Health. Attendees heard from OIF Medical Advisory Member Dr. Brendan Lee, OIF CEO Tracy Hart, and Fine Wines Committee member Tracy Mulroy about the importance of supporting the OI Foundation as we look toward the next 50 years.
There is no cure for OI, but thanks to the money raised at events such as this one, there are now treatments available to help manage symptoms, minimize fractures, enhance independent function, and promote general health for the estimated 50,000 people in the United States living with OI.
For more information on how OIF events are helping to make a difference in the lives of so many OI community members, please visit our website at www.oif.org. We hope to see you at next year’s Fine Wines Strong Bones Gala on February 20, 2021!
Photos from the evening are available on the OI Foundation’s Facebook page.