FACE Foundation’s ‘Bags & Baubles’ fundraiser


The FACE Foundation held its fifth annual “Bags & Baubles” fundraiser April 26 at the Rancho Santa Fe home of Cini and Ira Robb.

Founded in 2006, the FACE Foundation provides access to necessary medical care and education to save animal lives. Based on established criteria, the San Diego-based organization gives financial grants to pet owners who are unable to partly or fully cover the cost of their pet’s emergency or critical care.

The foundation has given more than $1.8 million in grants and saved the lives of 1,170 pets since it was founded.

Established by local veterinarians, the organization has always worked closely with veterinary hospitals in the community.

Today, the FACE Foundation partners with 110 veterinary hospitals throughout San Diego County, including six hospitals in Encinitas and Solana Beach. All of the foundation’s veterinary partners give at least a 25 percent discount to qualified FACE patients.

Based in Sorrento Valley, the FACE Foundation is supported through donations and grants.

Giving fashion followers a chance to shop for a cause, Bags & Baubles is one of the foundation’s largest fundraisers. This year’s silent auction included more than 350 handbags, as well as jewelry and accessories for bid and for sale. Ther event also included appetizers, desserts and wine.

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