August 27, 2015

Salon Season for Reef Check

Reef Check Board Members Sue Chen and Russ Lesser

By Amy Weinstein, Reef Check Foundation Director of Development

Reef Check Foundation Board Members Sue Chen, Founder and CEO of NOVA Medical Products, and Russ Lesser, President of Body Glove, and his wife, Charlotte, hosted a salon event on July 9th in support of Reef Check at Body Glove’s spectacular new headquarters in Redondo Beach, California. More than 60 guests enjoyed the great food, company and remarks from Sue, Russ and Reef Check Founder and Executive Director Gregor Hodgson.

Prior to this salon, on May 19th, Reef Check Board President Helen Brierley and her husband, Dan McGanty, hosted a salon for about 50 guests at their beautiful home overlooking the ocean in Pacific Palisades. Alexandra Destin Pierre, Reef Check’s Outreach Coordinator in Haiti, was a special guest and speaker at this event.

In conjunction with World Oceans Day in June, Board Member Susi McConaghy hosted a reception at the Alexis Bittar boutique in Venice, California, in which proceeds from a week’s worth of sales were donated to Reef Check.

In all, the three salon events raised over $30,000 for Reef Check’s work in California, Haiti and around the world. Thank you to all who contributed!

Should you wish to host a fundraiser in your community, please contact Reef Check Director of Development, Amy Weinstein, at 310-305-4622.