2015 “Among Friends” Gala

Friends for Life 04Friends For Life will host the “Among Friends” Gala at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 1, 2015, at the historical and industrial chic hot spot, The Astorian, in the Heights area. Friends For Life is Houston’s only no kill animal adoption and rescue organization.

The event is chaired by Christine and Micheal McWilliams, and Terri and Roger Peak, along with Underwriting Chair Don Sanders. Guests will be greeted by Cassie, a FFL alumni dog with a furry curtsey. Mistress of Ceremonies Courtney Perna of KHOU will welcome the animal lovers as they enjoy a unique custom crafted dinner menu created by Chef David Cordua who has brought Houston such fabulous restaurants as Churrascos and Americas.

Entertainment will be provided by the Midlife Crisis and the Hot Flashes band. Artist Dan Dunn, recently appearing with the Houston Symphony in a one man show, will be painting on site. Pet portraits can be purchased and a more than half of the proceeds will benefit Friends For Life. Raffle tickets for a $10,000 American Express card are available for $100 each and limited tickets will be sold.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to give back by purchasing custom labeled wine at the Mission Market, where each level will help fund daily animal shelter needs. The $50 Baby Bottle will fund vaccines for puppies and kittens, the $100 Vintage Bottle will fund senior animal wellness, and the $150 Special Reserve Bottle will fund medical surgeries.

“We are thrilled to let our guests know that all proceeds from our annual fundraiser will directly benefit our Friends For Life programs as a generous donor has entirely underwritten the event this year. We’re overwhelmed with the support from the community that allows us to continue to grow our unique and life-saving programs for Houston animals,” said Salise Shuttlesworth, Executive Director of Friends For Life.

Friends For Life welcomes everyone to help save four-legged lives by purchasing tables or individual tickets:

Soulmate – $10,000
Bestie – $5,000
Sidekick – $2,500
Buddy – $1,000
Individual ticket – $250

For more information on how to purchase a table or tickets, please visit www.adoptfriends4life.com/events/gala or contact Salise Shuttlesworth at director@adoptfriends4life.org or 713-357-5228.

About Friends For Life
Friends For Life, Houston’s fastest growing no kill animal adoption and rescue organization, is dedicated to offering No Kill solutions to the animals of Houston and the people who want to help them. Programs include rescue, rehabilitation, adoption, humane education and animal food/supply support. A dynamic non-profit, Friends For Life is committed to offering Houston a real alternative to shelters that kill homeless animals. For more information, visit www.adoptfriends4life.org.