Register for our Annual Gala on Nov. 4, 2017
On Saturday, November 4th, 2017, we will gather for our Annual Gala at the Hyatt Regency Ballroom in downtown Sacramento.
This year's theme is Breathing Life Into the Future!
You won't want to miss it! Come and celebrate with more than 650 friends of the Sacramento Life Center. Listen to guest speaker Melissa Ohden , enjoy a delicious dinner, hear testimonies of former patients, win a Raffle Prize, or bid on a fantastic Live Auction Item!
Registration begins at 5 pm
Dinner will be served at 6:30 pm
Event concludes around 9:00 pm
Individual Seats: $145
Table of 10: $1,300
Our Speaker: Melissa Ohden
Melissa is the survivor of a failed saline infusion abortion in 1977. Despite the initial concerns regarding Melissa’s future after surviving the attempt to end her life at approximately seven months gestation, she has not only survived but thrived. With a Master’s Degree in Social Work, she has worked in the fields of substance abuse, mental health, domestic violence and sexual assault counseling, and child welfare.
Melissa was formerly a College Outreach Speaker with Feminists for Life and is the former Patron of Real Choices Australia. She has testified before the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate, and the Australian Parliament. Melissa is on the Board of Directors for the Vitae Foundation, a national organization which uses media to advance a culture of life.
In 2012, Melissa founded The Abortion Survivors Network (ASN). ASN seeks to educate the public about failed abortions and survivors while providing emotional, mental and spiritual support to abortion survivors. Since ASN’s inception, Melissa has been in contact with over 210 survivors.
Melissa has been featured on television and radio programs including: The 700 Club, EWTN, Fox News, Focus on the Family, American Family Radio, the Mike Huckabee show, and the Teresa Tomeo show. She is the author of You Carried Me, A Daughter’s Memoir, which was released in January of 2017.
After years of searching for her biological family and offering them forgiveness for the decision that was made to end her life, Melissa’s story, and her life, is so much more than one of survival. It’s evidence of the intergenerational impact of abortion on all of our lives. More importantly, it’s a testament to the beauty of God’s grace in our lives, the power of love, and the transformational power of forgiveness and in answering God’s call for your life.
Fulfilling the purpose that she believes God set out for her when He saved her from the certain death of the abortion attempt, Melissa is truly a voice for the voiceless.
Hyatt Regency Ballroom
1209 L Street
Sacramento, CA 95825
1. Head to the Sierras Runaway to the Mountains
Includes Atlantis overnight & more in Reno. (Sponsored by Sacramento Life Center)
2. Cuddle Up with a Kindle For all you Readers
Includes Kindle, comfy blanket and throw, ottoman, wine & chocolate. (Sponsored by Jose and Anita Cueto)
3. Love Coffee & Chocolates?
This is the package for all the chocoholics and coffee drinkers! (Sponsored by Sacramento Life Center)
4. Fly Away
Wanna get away? Airline Miles and travel goodies for your next escape. (Sponsored by Stotts Chiropractic, San Angelo TX)
5. Emerald Isle
In Memory of Father Patrick Lee. Very special gifts from Ireland. (Sponsored by Chuck and Carrie Worth, Jack and Kimberly Byram and the Sacramento Life Center)
6. Man’s Best Friend
Everything for your favorite canine companion (Sponsored by Albree Dog Training, John and Maureen Abdo, Gail Cohee)
7. Cookie Time!
Cookie decorating class for six - including drinks & hor d'oeuvres. (Sponsored by Leah Leatherby and Cheryl Cowan)
8. Date Nights
Let's have some fun tonight! Suspects Dinner Theater tickets, movie tickets, restaurant etc. (Sponsored by Angelita Fan, Diane Anderson and Dandelion Home and Garden in Carmichael)
9. That's Italian!
Everything to create that perfect Italian dining experience (Sponsored by Gail Cohee and Carl and Sidney Curry)
10. Leatherby’s Ice Cream
Includes Bistro Table and delicious treats. Everything is better with Leatherby's ice cream! (Sponsored by Leatherby’s Family Creamery and the Sacramento Life Center)
11. S’mores Summer Nights
Go Camping in your own backyard! Backyard fire pit, camp chairs, s'mores makings, and more! (Sponsored by David Vierra and Debra Hinshaw Vierra)
12. Apparitions of Fatima – Celebrating 100 Years
Special mementos in honor of the 100th anniversary of Fatima. (Sponsored by Jean Mark (FountofGrace.com) and the SacramentoLife Center)
13. Fitz and Floyd Christmas Magic
Christmas entertaining in style with classic formal or casual pieces from Fitz & Floyd. (Sponsored by Joe and Lisa Smock)
14. Bar Hopper
Cheers! Spirits, mixers and much more. Everything you need for Happy Hour! (Sponsored by SACRAMENTO LIFE CENTER)
15. Pizza, Beer & Spike Ball
Eat it! Drink it! Spike it! Assorted pizza gift certificates, beer and a spike ball game and more. (Sponsored by Victoria White)
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Leatherby Family Creamery
Russ & Ingrid Niles
Pottery World - Bill & Veronica Rodda
Mark & Rosanna Ruiz
Angel of Life $2,500
Chuck & Janice Bell
Cal Neva Construction - Kevin Malone, Sr.
Don & Mary Pat Jones
Melvyn & Gina Groveas
Father Michael Kiernan
Nick & Melissa Maloof
Bill & Mary O'Keefe
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