The RED Dayton Table Design Gala benefitting Equitas Health (formerly AIDS Resource Center Ohio) is returning this year with the theme “Idols and Icons.” With the recent passing of artists and actors like Prince, David Bowie, and Alan Rickman, breakout moments from Beyoncé with her video album “Lemonade” and Super Bowl “Formation” performance, and launch of the first PRIDE flag into space, there’s plenty of inspiration for the 16 table designers at this year’s event. Some of the designs you’ll want to see in person; like the one by Mark Breuninghaus, long-time supporter and owner of The Flower Shoppe, who is creating a Liberace-themed table using a baby-grand piano as the table!
On October 14th at 5:30pm, a special Preview Party hosted by the Equitas Health Dayton Associate Board will take place at the Dayton Masonic Center. You’ll get to stroll through each designer’s uniquely decorated table while enjoying delicious hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. The preview party is a great opportunity to get a first look at the tables, meet the region’s most inspiring designers, and enjoy music by local artists Kris N. and Paige Beller. If a casual, dance party is your style, then the preview party is for you. Tickets are available at reddayton.com.
“The Equitas Health Associate Board members are excited to present yet another fun, fabulous party. Now that we’re switching to the biennial format, alternating RED Dayton Table Design Gala and Masquerage, hosting the preview party gives us a break from pulling out a showstopper year after year, but we still get to throw a fantastic event,” says Val Beerbower, Dayton Associate Board Member.
Associate Board Vice Chair, Brenden Wynn, will be one of the featured speakers at the annual TEDxDayton signature event, also taking place Friday, Oct. 14, at the Victoria Theatre. His talk will focus on empowering healthcare consumers to seek out better care at lower cost. Wynn will be speaking to a packed house at the fourth consecutive sell-out for the locally organized TED event. Wynn’s role with the board and in his professional career at Providence Medical Group demonstrate his commitment to improving the health and wellness of Dayton-area residents.
Another way to support Equitas Health is by purchasing raffle tickets for a chance to win an iconic trip for two to your choice of Havana, Maui, or London. Each trip is valued at over $10,000 and includes air fare or air fare voucher. Raffle tickets are 3 for $100 or $50 each. Purchase raffle tickets at reddayton.com/raffle.
With Masquerage moving to a biennial event the RED Dayton Table Design Gala Preview Party is a great opportunity to enjoy a fun evening all for a charitable cause.
All funds raised will benefit Equitas Health’s diverse healthcare and support services focused around primary care, specialized HIV and LGBTQ medical care, behavioral health, HIV/STI prevention, advocacy, and community health initiatives.