Raw Network of Washington Gala Event - David Wolfe!
Just a heads up; this should be a great event. The first is a four course black tie dinner & auction with keynote speaker David Wolfe. The second day is a lecture by David. Read below for details - I'm going to the gala are you?!
2nd Annual Fundraising Gala and Silent Auction with Keynote Speaker David Wolfe
Saturday, February 16, 2008
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Columbia Tower Club
701 Fifth Avenue, Floor 76
Special Lecture with David Wolfe
Sunday, February 17, 2008
2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Bastyr University Auditorium
14500 Juanita Drive NE
About the Gala Event
Please join Raw Network of Washington for our 2nd Annual Fundraising Gala, Gourmet Raw Foods Dinner, and Silent Auction! We are pleased to announce that our keynote speaker this year is David "Avocado" Wolfe, World Authority on Chocolate, Raw-Food Nutrition, Superfoods, Herbal Healing, and having the best day EVER!
Our 2008 black-tie event will be held for the second consecutive year at the Columbia Tower Club, one of the world's most renowned private dining clubs. With stunning views of Seattle, Puget Sound, and the surrounding snow-capped mountains, this event will be an awe-inspiring night to remember. The evening will feature a silent auction, a 4-course gourmet raw foods dinner prepared by the chefs of the Columbia Tower Club, and event attendees will have an opportunity to win a one-on-one private meal with David Wolfe the following day!
About our Keynote Speaker, David "Avocado" Wolfe
David is considered by peers to be one of the world’s leading authorities on nutrition. David is the author of Naked Chocolate, Eating For Beauty and The Sunfood Diet Success System. David works, in conjunction with Sunfood Nutrition™, to develop, market and distribute some of the world's most wonderful and exotic organic food items. David and Sunfood Nutrition were the first to bring raw and organic: cacao beans/nibs (raw chocolate), goji berries, Incan berries, cacao butter, cacao powder, powdered encapsulated mangosteen, maca extract and cold-pressed coconut oil into general distribution in North America. Known for extraordinary quality control and ethical production, these products and many others developed by David and Sunfood Nutrition lead the field. David Wolfe has degrees in Mechanical and Environmental Engineering and Political Science. He has studied at many institutions including Oxford University. He concluded his formal education by receiving a Juris Doctor in Law from the University of San Diego. Currently, David still participates in higher education as a professor of nutrition for Dr. Gabriel Cousens’ masters degree program on live-food nutrition. David Wolfe is the middle son of two medical doctors, which provides him with a unique perspective in the health field. Since 1995, David Wolfe has given over 1,000 health lectures and seminars in the United States, Canada, Europe, the South Pacific, Central America and South America. He hosts at least six health, fitness and adventure retreats each year at various retreat centers around the world. David is the founder of the non-profit Fruit Tree Planting Foundation whose goal is to plant 18 billion fruit trees on planet Earth. David is also the founder of, and leading contributor to, the internet’s only Peak Performance and Nutrition online magazine: www.thebestdayever.com. As part of his action-packed schedule, David also coaches and feeds Hollywood producers and celebrities as well as some of the world's leading business people and entrepreneurs. David is currently completing several new books, and occasionally plays drums for the raw rock and roll group — The Healing Waters Band (www.thehealingwatersband.com). In 2004, David starred as "Avocado" in the reality television show Mad Mad House airing on the Science Fiction Channel. Other than a passion for nutrition and music, David’s favorite hobbies include: hiking, yoga, literature, writing, alchemy, chemistry, wild adventures, hot springs soaking, planting fruit trees, spending time with loved ones and having The Best Day Ever!
About our First Annual Event
Our keynote speakers last year were raw food authors Victoria Boutenko and Paul Nison. Our silent auction included raw and raw-friendly business contributors such as Hippocrates Health Institute, Sunfood Nutrition, E3Live, VegNews Magazine, HealthForce Nutritionals, Maya Whole Health Studio, Chaco Canyon Cafe, RawVegan Source, Sidecar for Pigs Peace, and many more. While we were able to raise approximately $15,000 last year toward our goal of opening the world's first raw foods community center - we have quite a ways to go to reach our $100,000 goal!
Tickets for the Gala Event
Tickets for the event are $100. An early bird discount of $10 per ticket applies for tickets purchased by Thursday, January 10, 2008. Please note that this event sold out last year and will sell out again. Click the button below to purchase tickets.
Last edited by eachpeachpearplum; 02-08-2008 at 09:16 PM.
I might be going to the lecture on Sunday afternoon, hoping it works out!
Just a bump for those who may be interested. It's on the 16 & 17th of feb!
I'm going!! So excited!
What is everyone wearing to the formal event??
I will be wearing a black dress with a black shrug and high heel shoes as well. I may change my mind on the high heel shoes and go with low shoes depending on how I'm feeling. haha.
I have long light brownish straight hair!
I hope you are not going to try and drive all the way back to BC after the fstivities! You are more than welcome to crash at my place if need be :) as I am local.
Originally Posted by mel_s12
I can't wait to hear all about this fabulous event!! Please share all the details and pictures if you have some!!
I'll be there in thought and wish I was also there with you in person!!
Certified Living on Live Food Chef!
(Thank for Alissa for your fabulous certification program!!)
yeah, im going to the lecture tomorrow too. the dinner is way out of my budget range but the the lecture im gonna check out. anyone else?
The auction and dinner and lecture were freaking amazing! I took tons of pictures and will be posting on my blog tomorrow so stay tuned.
I won a raffle draw last night to have lunch with David today. I'm still in disbelief.
the lecture WAS amazing. i was unexpectedly impressed. it wasnt all about buying his products, it was about trying to heal ourselves and the earth and how we can do that with raw and superfoods. I LOVE how he tried to point out the "superfoods" that are available more locally and wild, instead of just plugging his products.
I agree. That's one of the things I LOVE about him. He's a business man but he doesn't come across as one. What comes across is his passion for life and what he does.
We had a big schedule conflict and couldn't go, I am so disappointed Wait for next year I guess...so jealous of you all that got to go!
Aww EPPP! Thanks for the offer. My friend and I stayed at a hotel right near the Columbia Tower so it all worked out!
I don't think I saw you at the event! I looked but wasn't sure.