21 year old Isabella Sorensen is the first receipt of the Pat Prat Award, tells her story about her battles with Rheumatoid Arthritis, diagnosed when she was 13 years old
Kelly and Ryan Teague, 2019 Crystal Ball Chairs
Auction Chair, Kerry Tucker showing live auction piece from Steve Penley
Blair Minter, Dr. Jon Minter, Colette and Konni Minter
Dr. Jay Yadav and Dr. Shervin Oskouei
Dr. Jon Minter, 2019 Crystal Ball Honoree
Katie Wilsey is one of the 10,000 kids in Georgia living with arthritis, she is helping Auctioneer Darron Meares
Morgan and Phil Van Gelder
Kerry Tucker, Auction Chair showing live auction piece from Steve Penley
Leslie McLeod and Melbin de la Cruz
Linda Fraiser at Piano, left back Jade Slover, Linda Morris, and Jill Berry (front)
Sarah Parker, Kate & Lisa Houlihan and Isabella Sorensen
Kerri and Dr. Shervin Oskouei
Bod and Sandra Edwards
| November 19, 2019 | Parties
Nothing brings out Atlanta’s finest philanthropist like the Arthritis Foundation’s Crystal Ball. This year being the 38th annual Crystal Ball was held on October 19, 2019 at the Ritz-Carlton Atlanta. This year theme was “Midnight in Paris”. Crystal Ball Chair Kelly and Ryan Teague transported us to one of France beloved destinations, a wonderful evening of French culture, dancing, gourmet French food while supporting those who are not able to move so freely with their bodies. At this year’s Crystal Ball, we honored Dr. Jon and Konni Minter for their loyal support of the Arthritis Foundation.
Since its inception the Crystal Ball has raised more $9.8 million arthritis for research and programs that directly support the 1.89 million Georgia’s including our 10,000 children living with arthritis. Funds raised at the Crystal Ball helps the arthritis foundation provide empowering programs such a Camp AcheAway, a weeklong getaway for children affected by arthritis.
The Night theme “Midnight in Paris was brought to life by one Atlanta’s Best Tony Brewer & company. Entertainment from dancers and aerialist kicking off the reception and followed by a formal dinner, and live and silent auction.
Photos by Adam Davila
Photography by: Adam Davila