Kristi House Touch A Heart Dinner raises $360,000 for sexually abused children

Nov. 4, 2011 – The 12th Anniversary Kristi House Touch a Heart Dinner & Auction was a sold-out success chaired by Katie Lane-Arriola and Lauren Harrison Genovese on November 4th at Miami’s Four Seasons Hotel. Outstanding sponsors and an auction of exquisite wines, luxury gifts and exclusive getaways, made this a spectacular fundraising evening in support of children who have been victimized by sexual abuse.

Dinner guests were greeted with an ambiance of sparkling, understated elegance perfect for the five-course gourmet meal and wine pairings. Republic National Distributing Company was the Dinner’s wine purveyor.

American Airlines donated first class round-trip tickets for six fabulous vacation trips put together for discerning travelers to Argentina, Brazil, Chile, San Francisco, New York City and New Mexico. 100% of the auction proceeds will go toward direct services for child sexual abuse victims.

Kristi House thanks its major sponsors: Challenge Grant for Therapy Sponsors Eliza & Hugh Culverhouse; Gold Heart Sponsors Trish & Dan Bell and Swanee & Paul DiMare; and supporters for the past 10 years: American Airlines; Northern Trust; Royal Caribbean Cruises; and Worldwide Holidays/Galapagos, Inc. and Canodros.

Kristi House is located on the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital campus at 1265 NW 12 Ave. Its south facility is located on U.S. 1 and 152nd and its north facility is located at 18441 NW and 2nd Avenue. Founded in 1996, Kristi House has served more than 7,000 victims of child sexual abuse and their families. Thousands more are reached every year with education and prevention outreach programs. Services include case coordination/case management, therapy, comprehensive assessments, transportation, advocacy and emergency assistance. Visit www.kristihouse.org for more details.