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Magic Under the Stars

Gala for Shriners Hospital for Children - Northern California

Magic Under the Stars, a black-tie gala, open to the community, at Serrano Country Club, on Saturday, September 29th, 6 – 9 pm. Will be hosted by the Ben Ali Shrine of Northern California to benefit the Therapeutic Recreation & Child Life Program at Shriners Hospital for Children – Northern California. Liz Barnekoff, the 2018 First Lady of Ben Ali Shrine, is leading this all-volunteer effort – which supports one of the most critical patient-centered programs at the hospital. In support of treatment and surgical programs, the Therapeutic Recreation & Child Life (TRCL) staff work their magic to help children cope and adjust to the hospital setting. Their work is not easy. Children come to the hospital with serious burns or physical disabilities and the TRCL team works with the children before and after surgery, and during the recovery process. Child Life Specialists empower children to express their fears and gain awareness about their medical care, while educating families, staff and physicians about the special needs of hospitalized children. Research has shown that the work of the team reduces the amount of pain medication administered, shortens hospital stays, and increases positive outcomes for patients. Like all healthcare professionals, continuing education and training on best practices for the TRCL team is imperative. Liz Barnekoff has dedicated her professional career to programs that improve the lives of children and understands the importance of ongoing training.  Magic Under the Stars – derived from “Magic” for the amazing work done at the hospital; and “Stars” for the children treated at the hospital. You will find additional information, including the address for the event website with a video about the program on this link:

Sponsorship and donor support is critical to the success of this event and we would be grateful for your “touch of magic” in the form of a tax deductible donation or item. Please contact Liz directly if you would like to be a part of this magical evening: 

Date & Time

September 29, 2018

6:00PM - 9:00PM

More Info

Event Website


Adult only event Tickets = $150.00 Additional options on website

Charities & Fundraisers Fundraiser Charity Shriners Hospital for Children - Northern California Ben Ali Shrine Magic Under the Stars


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