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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Santa Barbara Glow in the Park

Glow in the Park: Hot Air Balloons, Dinner, & Dancing
A Benefit for Doctors Without Walls - Santa Barbara Street Medicine

Santa Barbara, CA (July, 2014) - On September 13, 2014, the adventurous will assemble atop Elings Park to take healthcare to new heights! As thoughts of summer vacations begin to recede from memory, Doctors Without Walls - Santa Barbara Street Medicine (DWW-SBSM) encourages the community to take part in an extraordinary experience, right in their backyard. Brought to you by the experts of Citrus Classic Balloon Festival, the evening includes a memorable tethered hot air balloon rides, for those who attend the reception, as well as a relaxing meal overlooking the ocean before a vivacious dance party amongst the stars.

The evening commences at 4:30 with an exclusive VIP reception, complete with tethered hot air balloon rides, hors d’oeuvres, and bar. Hosts will be given the special opportunity to thank generous sponsors in an intimate setting as all prepare for the spirited evening ahead.

Glow in the Park opens to all members of the community at 6 p.m. where a gourmet, custom catered field dinner accompanied by signature drinks will be served. Several glowing hot air balloons will illuminate the celebration as the sun begins to set and dinner is savored.

The evening will continue with an AfterGlow dance party with a performance byHollywood U2, a Los Angeles-based rock band known for their likeness to U2! A heavenly dessert bar paired with Champagne will bring the evening to its peak. Limited tickets for just the champagne dance party are available for just $100/ticket.

DWW-SBSM saves valuable community resource by providing free, humanitarian medicine for the most vulnerable in the Santa Barbara community. There is a communal understanding of the importance of taking responsibility for our neighbors. “[To combat homelessness] can’t be a cookie cutter approach, and it must be collaborative,” stated Mayor Helene Schneider. “We are unique when it comes to our philanthropic community. I like to tease that there are only two degrees of separation in Santa Barbara.” It is this closeness that the DWW-SBSM team relies upon to enable their continued service to the underserved.

All are invited to attend this exciting evening at the Upper Soccer Field of Elings Park. Several sponsorship levels are available, for those who wish to reserve their hot air balloon ride and a full, private table for their guests. Tickets for Glow in the Park, including dinner, dancing, and dessert are available for just $175. “We hope you’ll join us for this special evening in honor of the volunteer doctors in our community, in order to further the essential care that they provide,” invites DWW-SBSM Executive Director, Maria Long. “We are so fortunate to live in such an engaged and enthusiastic community!”

Doctors Without Walls - Santa Barbara Street Medicine is a non-governmental organization founded in 2009. DWW-SBSM is dedicated to providing free, volunteer medical care for the homeless and underserved population in Santa Barbara, when and where they are in need, including in times of disaster. The volunteer physicians are committed the underserved and to the future humanitarian healers of tomorrow. DWW volunteers are educated to promote the excellent practice of humanitarian medicine in and around Santa Barbara County.

For more information on DWW-SBSM visit: www.santabarbarastreetmedicine.org For more information on Glow in the Park or to reserve your tickets, please visit our website; www.sbglowinthepark.org or contact Maria Long marialong@santabarbarastreetmedicine.org.

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