2017 Natalie’s Wish Celebration Raises $3.6 Million
ANNUAL NATALIE’S WISH CELEBRATION
Hope filled the room on Saturday, April 1, as the Cystinosis Research Foundation, the largest provider of cystinosis research in the world, held its Natalie’s Wish Celebration at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach. The event was a record-breaking success, raising $3.6 million for cystinosis research. More than 475 guests attended the gala including 56 cystinosis families from around the world from Sweden, Canada, France, Ireland, Australia and Norway. The successful evening was highlighted with an incredible live auction, which raised more than $291,000, followed by a special performance of Us The Duo, who released their latest album, “Just Love” in July 2016, which hit #4 on the ITunes Pop Chart. The inspirational event concluded with all the donations raised by cystinosis families, CRF friends and the community going to fund cystinosis research.
Each and every one of you has embraced our community, you have funded the research the research that has led to new treatments and you have given our children with cystinosis the greatest gift of all – the gift of hope. We are eternally grateful and thankful for your love and support.
Nancy, Jeff, Alex and Natalie