It's official - our event is hotter than a jalapeno pepper! Unfortunately, all tickets are sold out, but we're keeping a standby list in case some spots open up. If you want in, send us an email at And if you can't attend, you can still be a hero in our eyes by donating to our cause. It's like wearing a cape, but less itchy. We are grateful to our wonderful village.

Healing women. Training doctors. Changing lives. Together.

Join us in celebrating all that we have achieved together. Share an evening envisioning the limitless possibilities for our future impact.

Event Location

Rafi Lounge
22741 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Malibu, CA 90265
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May 20, 2023
6:00pm – 10:00pm PDT

Food, drinks + dancing
$250 per ticket, $450 per couple
Limited tickets available
VIP seating + Sponsorships available

Additional Information:
Coastal Chic Attire.
Outdoor Event.
Adults only, please.
Valet parking available-$10/vehicle.

Contact: Shelley O’Connor / 310-489-2197

Not able to attend but still want to support us?

Even if you can't be with us in person, you can still warm our hearts with your generous donation. Your support goes a long way in empowering change and making a lasting impact.

Event Sponsorship Opportunities

We are committed to healing women, training doctors, and changing lives. Together, we can create a sustainable impact on the future of women’s health in East Africa.

To become a sponsor, contact Shelley O'Connor at / 310-489-2197.

  • One VIP ocean-view cabana includes tickets for ten
  • Premier listing on all event signage + materials
  • Partner recognition on website + social media platforms
  • Verbal recognition from stage during event program
  • Ten limited-edition Medicine for Humanity sweatshirts
  • VIP seating includes tickets for six
  • Prominent listing on all event signage + materials
  • Partner recognition on website + social media platforms
  • Six limited-edition Medicine for Humanity sweatshirts
  • Four event tickets
  • Listing on all event signage + materials
  • Recognition on website + social media platforms
  • Four limited-edition Medicine for Humanity sweatshirts
  • Two event tickets
  • Listing on all event signage + materials
  • Recognition on website + social media platforms

Preview Paradise: Luxury Vacation Homes Up for Silent Auction

Looking for a way to indulge your wanderlust while also making a meaningful impact? Our silent auction has got you covered. Escape to beautiful destinations with our selection of stunning properties, from luxurious desert villas to cozy mountain cabins. And the best part? Every bid you make will help support Medicine for Humanity's Urogynecology Fellowship, improving women's healthcare worldwide.

Beach Paradise

Punta Mita, Mexico
4-night stay
4 bds/5 ba
Generously donated by: Glenn & Kathy Feig

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Desert Dream

Rancho Mirage, CA
5-night stay
4bd/ 3ba

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Mountain Retreat

Mammoth Lakes, CA
5-night stay
Generously donated by: Larry Hess & Janet Semple-Hess

Ski/Snowboard Retreat

Park City, Utah
3 bd/ 2ba
Generously donated by: Jodie & Rob O'Connor

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Our mission

Medicine for Humanity is a medical care and teaching organization dedicated to restoring dignity, hope, and quality of life to women suffering from obstetric fistula. We believe that every woman should have the opportunity to be healed from the devastating effects of childbirth injuries. We provide surgical care and build specialty training programs for the next generation of doctors in East Africa.

Our Future — Our Heroes

Medicine for Humanity’s Urogynecology Fellowship Program seeks to train East African Obstetrician Gynecologists and future leaders in the field of women’s health. Our goal is to expand access to quality healthcare and improve capacity by creating a sustainable model of education and training to drive real change so that more women suffering from obstetric fistula can be healed.

Recipient physicians are taught leadership skills and training to become the next thought leaders and to develop and nurture others to further this cause. Successful leadership requires technical proficiency, compassion, professional conduct, self-assessment and self-improvement, ethical and moral decision making, trust from one’s community, and a vision for improvement with integrity.

Fundraiser Committee

It takes a village!

Ann & Leo Lagasse, MD

Executive Team:
Christopher Tarnay, MD – President
Shelley O’Connor – Executive Director

Social Media:
Molly Marler – Photographer

2023 Event Committee:
Melanie Angel
Leslie Button
LanAnh Do Tarnay
Felicia Faden
Lili Foster
Meghan Herndon
Nancy Herndon
Lori Keeffe
Amy Kijner
Molly Marler

Board of Directors:
Christopher Tarnay, MD
Jeff Baker, JD
LanAnh Do Tarnay, MD
Musa Kayondo, MD
Susan Lagasse, Ph.D
Lisa Nicholas, MD
Aviva Regev, MD

Emeritus Board Members:
Stewart Fisher
Ellie Kanner
Patricia Maischoss
John Miley, MD
Jodie O’Connor
Asha Randall, DAOM
R. Bradfield Yates, PhD

Thank you to our generous sponsors!