RANCHO SANTA FE — Studio Felando, Bernardo Winery and Café Merlot will co-host a fundraiser to raise money for Chelsea’s Light Foundation, the nonprofit organization launched by the parents of the slain Poway teen, at 4 p.m. April 28 to be held at the salon, 16921 Via De Santa Fe.
The evening will feature a silent auction and raffle as well music from the EC Project. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served and Rick Roberts, morning talk show host, will be the evening’s keynote speaker. Steve Finley, formerly of the San Diego Padres, will also be in attendance.
“This evening is about reflecting and joining together as a community in honor of Chelsea,” said Suzanne Felando Mattson, owner of Studio Felando. “It is such an honor to be able to host this event to benefit the foundation.”
All proceeds from the event will be donated to Chelsea’s Light Foundation.
“We are so grateful to Studio Felando for committing their time and energy to this fundraiser,” said Susan Wintersteen, community liaison for Chelsea’s Light Foundation. “The donation from this evening’s event will help support legislative reform, education and other viable remedies to prevent sexual predators from harming our children.”
Chelsea’s Light Foundation is a California no-profit corporation formed in March by Chelsea’s parents Kelly and Brent King. The foundation is dedicated to strengthening sex offender laws and changing current policies.
For those who are unable to attend the event but still wish to make a donation to Chelsea’s Light Foundation, checks can be mailed to: Chelsea’s Light Foundation, 12463 Rancho Bernardo Road San Diego 92128-2143. For more information about Chelsea’s Light Foundation, visit www.chelseaslight.org