Hundreds of people dedicated to finding a cure for ALS gathered inside a ballroom at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine Saturday evening for a fundraiser of new heights—including John Constans and his family.
After her father was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease, last year, Ashley Constans worked with Team Godfather Charitable Foundation to help raise money for those affected by ALS.
The end result was "Flying for A Cure," a night of silent and live auctions, lots of food, money-raising and a special performance from Ashley's close friend and local musican Tristan Prettyman.
The evening’s flying theme is a nod to Captain John’s 30-plus year career as a Navy, PSA and US Airways pilot.
Unique items, like exotic vacations, three signed guitars (by Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton and San Diego artist Jason Mraz) and more were auctioned off during dinner during a live auction. A two-hour silent auction was held during cocktail hour.
Prettyman, who said she's gone on many a vacation with the Constans, played "upbeat" songs for guests to dance to and enjoy. Check out the video of her first song of her set, "Say Anything," above.
The funds raised at Flying for a Cure will go toward Team Godfather, an organization founded in memory of Mike Ramirez, who died of ALS on April 12 this year.