‘Behind the Mask’ gala benefits International Bipolar Foundation


International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF) hosted “Behind the Mask: Carnevale di Venezia,” a gala benefit, auction and awards dinner to support the organization’s programs designed to educate, erase stigma, provide support and fund research for those living with bipolar disorder.

The unique Venetian-themed event was held at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine on May 7 and featured appearances by 2016 IBPF award winners, including Paul Dalio, the producer of the currently released Spike Lee film “Touched With Fire.”

Honorary Gala Chairs Roy and Joanie Polatchek of Rancho Santa Fe were recognized for their work and support at IBPF by founder and Chairman Muffy Walker.

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