About 400 guests took part in the 41st Annual Crystal Ball, held in mid-October at The St. Regis Atlanta to support the accomplishments of the Arthritis Foundation.
The gala fundraiser was chaired for the second year by Taylor and Stacy Courtnay, who were supported in their efforts by emcee Karyn Greer of WSB, media sponsor Simply Buckhead and major sponsors Northside Hospital, Genuine Parts Company and Emory Orthopaedics and Spine Center. This year, the foundation was also named the charity of choice by sponsor Dragon Con. The evening’s honorees were Dr. Plas James, recipient of the Hugh McLeod III M.D., Award of Excellence; and Mason Salmon, recipient of the Pat Pratt Award. NASCAR driver Natalie Decker delivered a keynote address. Along with featuring dinner, a live auction, music and dancing, the event raised $500,000 for the foundation’s work.
STORY: H.M. Cauley
PHOTOS: Madeline VeZain
Atlanta-based writer and editor contributing to a number of local and state-wide publications. Instructor in Georgia State’s Communication department and Emory’s Continuing Education division.