HOT IN THE CITY: BEAUTY FOR GOOD GALA
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Beauty for Good Gala | Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery | April 14th, 2018 | Arizona Biltmore | For more details visit www.beautyforgood.org
Truly Using Beauty for Good
Anyone can write a check and send it off to a charitable organization. In return, they get a short-lived “I did a good deed” feeling and a tax deduction. This is enough for some. But for more than 20 years, Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery has been impacting our community through service to patients and personal giving to various local charities by doctors Ali Mosharrafa and Tamir Mosharrafa, brothers and plastic surgeons. They had a desire to do more than write a check to support local nonprofit organizations who are doing tremendous work in the Valley.
“In our medical practice, over the span of our careers, we can and will do a lot of good, and that will impact the lives of our patients who walk through our doors,” says Dr. Tamir Mosharrafa. “Through Beauty for Good, we are able to reach countless people and impact many more lives beyond our patients. One day, these doors will close, and we will no longer perform life changing cosmetic and breast reconstruction surgeries. But through our foundation, we have an opportunity to build a legacy that will continue to reach many.”
In 2015, the doctors co-founded The Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery Foundation (dba Beauty for Good), a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Beauty for Good’s mission is “to help beautiful changes in individuals inspire beautiful changes in our community.” Their goal is to bring awareness to and support causes in the Valley that are close to them – causes they believe in.
Dr. Ali Mosharrafa is the chairman of the advisory board for Prevent Child Abuse Arizona, and Dr. Tamir Mosharrafa has given his time and talents removing branding from human trafficking victims for The Phoenix Dream Center. Kara Schell, managing director of Beauty for Good, has volunteered many hours for the charities that they support and is part of a mentoring group with Fresh Start Women’s Foundation. They truly have a personal, hands-on approach to their support of local nonprofits.
“Being involved is more than writing a check. We choose our charitable partners carefully, and we commit to be a true partner, not just a sponsor to their cause,” Kara says. “Many small nonprofit organizations are unheard of, and the work they are doing could make a significant impact with more resources and support from Valley residents and businesses. We help those organizations showcase their mission in many ways through Beauty for Good by providing monetary gifts and hosting events to bring awareness to our charitable partners.”
Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery is preparing to host the Second Annual Beauty for Good Gala at the Arizona Biltmore on Saturday, April 14, 2018. The gala will benefit five local charities and is co-hosted by emcee Olivia Fierro, Good Morning Arizona news anchor. You can learn more, support the cause, and purchase your tickets by visiting www.beautyforgood.org.
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The Mission |
To help beautiful changes in individuals make beautiful changes in our community.
For nearly 20 years, Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery has been impacting our great community through service to our patients and participation in various local charities. Beauty for Good was created to help us be more purposeful and effective with our charitable efforts. By donating a portion of each of our cosmetic surgery fees, we are able to provide a consistent and reliable stream of support to several local charities. These amazing organizations improve the lives of so many in our community, and we are proud to be a part of their efforts. Beauty for Good also brings awareness of these community needs to our patients, many of whom give generously on their own. Cosmetic surgery is a beautiful thing when it improves the life of one person. What an even greater experience it is when it improves the lives of many.
The Benefitting Causes | 2018
The gala will benefit five local charities and is co-hosted by emcee Olivia Fierro, Good Morning Arizona news anchor. You can learn more, support the cause, and purchase your tickets by visiting www.beautyforgood.org.
Prevent Child Abuse Arizona (PCAAZ) – Prevent Child Abuse Arizona is shifting the public conversation about child maltreatment so that prevention is the priority, finding ways to prevent child abuse and neglect before it happens. PCAAZ provides training, parenting education and prevention services to families, foster parents, child welfare professionals, social service providers, law enforcement, court personnel, and the public. PCAAZ has been the state’s leading child maltreatment prevention organization for more than 25 years. Through programs, advocacy and training, PCAAZ implements strategies to keep children safe and support families in our communities. The PCAAZ family of programs are designed to promote child well-being, strengthen families, and prevent child maltreatment. Research confirms that providing education and support to parents prior to or just after birth of a child is the most effective prevention strategy. To learn more about PCAAZ, visit www.pcaaz.org.
A2ndAct.Org – A2ndAct.org was founded by breast cancer survivor Judy Martens. Judy has an unwavering belief in two things: one, valuable lessons can come out of all journeys, even the difficult ones. And two, we all owe a payback to humanity. While recovering and preparing for “life after cancer” she found herself asking, “I have beat cancer, now what?” The question was no longer “Why me?” but, rather, “What next?” This was a common question in the survivor community. A2ndAct.org provides many resources and support for women asking themselves that very question, women who have beaten cancer and are now creating their own “Second Act” in life. A2ndAct.org provides workshops and support groups that allow survivors to find strength in healing each other and giving back. It also provides microgrants to women who are starting a new venture in life, their own “Second Act.” To learn more about the impact that A2ndAct. Org is making in our community, visit www.a2ndact.org.
Pearce Family Foundation (PFF) – The Pearce Family Foundation is committed to being the bridge between the hospital and the home. They are devoted to giving back to families in their community by making a positive impact everyday. PFF was founded by Meghan Pearce Alfonso, whose mantra is “Service to others is how you pay for your room here on earth.” She feels that it is important to help those in need, which is how PFF was born. The foundation’s main initiative is Angels Around Us, which helps families get back on their feet by providing grants of monetary support for the home, so parents can focus on their child’s journey to get well without the worry of losing their homes or utilities – since care costs can consume financial resources that would otherwise go toward rent or electricity. The foundation’s newest initiative, Angel Pups, helps pay for a service dog for children in need of one. To learn more about PFF, visit www.pearcefamilyfoundation.com.
Phoenix Dream Center – The Dream Center started with one goal: “To find a need and fill it, to find a hurt and heal it.” From housing 60 people and outreach services for 500 in the streets with food, they grew to providing housing to over 450 each night and reaching 36,000 in the community. They provide resources for many, from a simple hot meal and a pillow at night for the homeless to supporting young adults who have aged out of the foster care system and now have nowhere to turn to women who have been pulled into human trafficking by choice and force. They provide invaluable services to our community, including medical care and education. Their efforts in providing rehabilitation services to human trafficking victims is supported by Beauty for Good fundraising and awareness campaigns. Programs are designed to give women a safe place and show them their value to our community. To learn about The Phoenix Dream Center, visit www.phxdreamcenter.org.
Breast Reconstruction Awareness Campaign (BRA) – Breast reconstruction following a mastectomy or lumpectomy is not for every woman, but every woman should be informed of the options to which she is entitled. In this spirit, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and The Plastic Surgery Foundation (The PSF) lead the Breast Reconstruction Awareness USA Campaign, one of the few breast cancer campaigns dedicated to building awareness around breast reconstruction.
The Breast Reconstruction Awareness Fund supports research focusing on breast reconstruction and provides financial assistance to uninsured or under-insured women seeking breast reconstruction following a lumpectomy or mastectomy. We believe that education is key to awareness, most women are not education on options available to them on their journey to become whole again post mastectomy following breast cancer treatment. To learn more: www. breastreconusa.org.
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