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Franciscan Children’s Presents A Future in Bloom Dinner Gala


Franciscan Children’s Presents A Future in Bloom Dinner Gala

An evening of celebrating courageous kids and generous hearts


WHAT: Join Franciscan Children’s in celebrating exceptional patients, staff and donors at the “A Future in Bloom” Gala at the InterContinental Boston. At Franciscan Children’s, every child – regardless of their multifaceted diagnoses, physical trials or emotional traumas – is encouraged to “blossom” and live their best life every day.

This annual Dinner Gala is the largest fundraising event of the year for Franciscan Children’s and the theme for the evening, A Future in Bloom, is fitting at this time in its history. As the need for services is growing, so is Franciscan Children’s growth strategy as the organization strengthens its role as a key player in the pediatric medical ecosystem in Boston. The theme will be reflected throughout the evening with a dynamic flower wall and living environmental sculptures who will be available to pose with guests.


  • News anchor and journalist Janet Wu, Gala Host
  • Dr. Michael Yogman, Keynote Speaker and Notable Pediatrician
  • Hundreds of dedicated supporters and Boston’s most influential
  • Presenting sponsors The Hamilton Company and New Balance Foundation

As part of the evening, Franciscan Children’s will also debut a video featuring three former patients of Franciscan Children’s who battled mental health challenges and came out on the other side.

Media are invited to attend and be a part of this very special evening.


Friday, April 7, 2017  
6 p.m.-11 p.m.

6 p.m.-7 p.m. – Cocktail hour photo-opp
8:30 p.m.-11:00 p.m. Speakers, live auction and video debut


InterContinental Boston
510 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA
About Franciscan Children’s:

Located in the Brighton neighborhood of Boston, Franciscan Children’s provides a compassionate and positive environment where children with complex medical, mental health and educational needs receive specialized care from people who are committed to excellence, innovation and family support, so that children can reach their fullest potential and live their best life. For more information on Franciscan Children’s and how you can get involved please visit


Media Contact:

Mary Zanor, Regan Communications

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