The Valentine's Humanitarian Gala:

Team Fundraising Goal: $50,000.00

About the National Brain Tumor Society:

National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS) is a leader in the brain tumor community, bringing together the best of research and patient services to be a comprehensive resource for patients, families, caregivers, researchers, and medical professionals. We have a national presence, with offices on both coasts and activities and influence around the United States.

Your tax-deductible gift will enable NBTS to fund even more research for a cure and to expand our support programs to meet the needs of patients and families coping with a brain tumor today.

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A Celebration of Love & Marriage

Bridge Community and The Supermodel Society present the Valentine’s Humanitarian Gala on February 16, 2013. The event will be held at Bayside Restaurant in Newport Beach, CA. The address is 900 Bayside Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660 and will benefit the National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS). We are requesting that you consider supporting the brain tumor community by becoming a sponsor of the event or by purchasing an event ticket.

Each year approximately 210,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with a primary or metastatic brain tumor—that averages over 575 people every day. These are startling facts. Brain tumors are the leading cause of cancer death in children under 20. Despite these numbers, brain cancer research is largely under funded. Thus, your generous support is greatly needed.

"The Valentine's Humanitarian Gala: A Celebration of Love & Marriage," to be held at Bayside Restaurant in Newport Beach, in February 2013, will seek to raise funds for NBTS that will go toward research on finding cures for brain tumors--namely glioblastoma multiforme, the most common and most aggressive malignant primary brain tumor in humans.

As stated earlier, it is well known in the cancer research community that brain cancer research is largely underfunded. Knowing this, your generous private donation or purchase of an event ticket at $75 (a-piece), will greatly be helpful toward our minimum event proceeds goal of $50,000. Please know that 100% of all proceeds will be donated to NBTS. Further, not only will your charitable gift be greatly appreciated and used for a much needed cause, you can rest easy knowing it is tax deductable to the fullest extent allowable by law.

The National Brain Tumor Society is fiercely committed to finding a cure for brain tumors. They aggressively drive strategic research; advocate for public policies that meet critical needs of the brain tumor community, and provide comprehensive patient, family, and caregiver resources. Please, make a difference today by supporting our event, and joining in with us to help find better treatments for brain cancers and ultimately a cure.

In Loving Memory: A Personal Story

A loving husband of 38 years, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, friend and follower of Jesus Christ, Dr. Jerry M. Davis, DPA was known as the "Thinker." Often being touted as being born out of season or ahead of his time, Jerry was an "out-of-the-box" thinker who was far-reaching in his thoughts and approach to life. An avid scholar, philosopher, inventor, and philanthropist, who was dedicated to developing his mind, with his skills and knowledge, Jerry made a positive difference in the lives of many people.

Having a long and successful career in Finance, Jerry made a positive difference in many institutions. To name a few, he served at the UC Davis School of Medicine's Department of Neurology, Evergreen Valley Community College in San Jose, Los Angeles Harbor College, Arizona's Mesa Community College, and finally as the Vice President of Administrative Services at San Diego City College.

Although he followed a healthy lifestyle, Dr. Davis' brain, that which he was known for, succumbed to the ravages of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), the most common and most aggressive malignant primary brain tumor in humans, with the average incidence of 2-3 cases per 100,000 people. Diagnosed in May of 2011, the onset was sudden, unexpected and very rapid in its course. Within eight months of diagnosis, in January of 2012, Jerry lost his battle at the age of 61--exactly one week prior to his 62nd birthday.

Noted as the worst prognosis of any central nervous system malignancy, for which there is no known cure to date, with a median survival time of approximately 14 months, GBM is no respecter of persons. It attacks male and female, young and old alike, red and yellow, black, white, and brown. That being said, knowing Jerry as his family knew him, if he could have found a solution to this debilitating and devastating illness, he would have worked diligently to do his part to help find a cure. In keeping with Dr. Davis' persona to search the unknown and "go where no man has gone before"--Jerry was a Star Trek fan--were he alive today, Jerry would do all he could to help and garner support for those who have dedicated their lives to finding cures for brain and other forms of deadly cancers.

Although he lost his battle, we (the friends and family of Dr. Jerry M. Davis) continue the fight in honor of him and other fallen soldiers in the battle against brain cancer by doing our part to raise and garner support for those institutions and individuals who have dedicated their life's work to finding better treatments and the cure. As such, we are hosting the "Valentine's Humanitarian Gala: A Celebration of Love & Marriage" at Bayside Restaurant in Newport Beach, CA in February 2013 to benefit the National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS), an organization fiercely committed to finding better treatments, and ultimately a cure, for people living with brain tumors.

Join Us

Please join us in the fight against brain tumors by making a donation to our fundraising campaign, The Valentine's Humanitarian Gala, to support the National Brain Tumor Society.

For more information on how to be an event sponsor, or for event ticket sales, please contact JerMara Davis-Welch via email:

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