Holiday High Tea with Ann Romney to benefit rare and aggressive breast cancer and genetic vision research

Ann Romney

Ann Romney will be the keynote speaker at the “Visions of Success – From Research to Reality” benefit High Tea on Dec. 9, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., at the Grand Del Mar.

This event, generously underwritten by Title Sponsor Papa Doug Manchester, will raise essential funds to be used to bolster research for The Vision of Children Foundation’s vision research and American Cancer Society’s breast cancer research in San Diego County. Honorary Chairs of the event are cancer survivors Susie Spanos and Bill Griffith of 10 News, along with co-chairs Vivian Hardage and Wanda Garner. Kimberly Hunt and Bill Griffith will serve as event emcees.

Romney, a breast cancer survivor, health advocate and dedicated supporter of vision health, will address the critical need for medical research to cure breast cancer and vision disorders in children.

The “Visions of Success – From Research to Reality” event will begin at 1 p.m. with a private VIP reception with Ann Romney (event sponsors only) followed by Mrs. Romney’s keynote speech, high tea, fashion show and live auction from 2 to 4 p.m. Ticket prices are $250 per ticket for preferred seating and $125 per ticket for standard seating.

To purchase tickets, become a sponsor, or for additional information, call Andria Kinnear at (858) 314-7917 or e-mail her at Tickets and sponsorships may also be purchased online at Also visit

Event attendees and non-attendees can also enter to win a brand new 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo, donated by Midway Jeep Chrysler Dodge and Ram. Prize includes a vacation home in Big Bear for one week and a carload of toys! Tickets are available by mail until Dec. 2, by phone until Dec. 5, or in person until Dec. 9. Winner need not to be present to win and may purchase additional vehicle upgrades as available. The winning ticket will be drawn Dec. 9 at Visions of Success-Holiday High Tea with Ann Romney. Call the raffle hotline at 858-314-7927 to purchase your ticket. Raffle tickets are $100 per ticket and only 3,000 tickets will be sold. For more information go to

The Vision of Children Foundation, founded by event Co-Chair Vivian and Sam Hardage, has funded research to discover a cure for childhood blindness and vision disorders since 1991.