Tulsa, OK, Wednesday, February 24th – Valentines for Victoria co-founders Danny and Dr. Stephanie Christner hosted the 2nd annual Valentines for Victoria Gala benefiting the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC). The event was created in remembrance of Victoria Christner, who died after reactions to childhood vaccines, to initiate dialogue and awareness about the need for vaccine safety and informed consent protections in public health policies.
Guests dined at the Southern Hills Country Club Saturday, February 19th and danced the night away to the musical talents of Dave and the Wavetones. The evening’s festivities included a heads and tails event, wine and chocolate basket auction, and live auction with Dale Chupp, a local auctioneer.
Guests were also highly entertained by the Three Waiters performance throughoutdinner. Fox News personality, Chera Kimiko emceed the event, which included guest speaker Dr. Bob Sears presenting on vaccine safety and informed consent issues often seen in pediatric practices.
Over 200 people attended the sit down dinner and dance event and had opportunities to win auction prizes that included a private jet and luxury golf vacation, private dining experience at Tulsa’s famous Polo Grill, a luxurious Jamaican villa retreat getaway, and suite tickets to Lady Gaga’s Monster Ball Tour.
The event raised over $120,000 which will be directed to NVIC’s consumer advocacy efforts to secure strong protections in state vaccine laws; promote vaccine safety research; expand public education programs; and continue monitoring and publication of independent analysis of vaccine development, regulation, policymaking and legislation.
NVIC is the nation’s oldest and leading charitable nonprofit vaccine safety and informed consent advocacy organization. Founded in 1982, NVIC’s mission is to prevent vaccine injuries and deaths through public education and protect the informed consent ethic.