Holiday Tea for a Cure

You’re Invited!


This event is a fun-filled family holiday tea at a beautiful historic location!  The building was designed by Julia Morgan and is located on the UC Berkeley Campus.  We used to always take Iris to San Francisco for a holiday tea, but that stopped when she had to start a special diet due to her condition.

This is our very first holiday tea!  The event is open to young and old and we strongly encourage families to attend.  We will have a wonderful brunch and many fun activities:

  • Pictures with Santa
  • Story time with Santa
  • Silent Auction
  • Face painting
  • Balloons and Elves

The menu is as follows:

  • Assorted Finger Sandwiches (pb&j, cucumber, etc.)
  • House-Made Scones with Preserves
  • Roasted Vegetable Frittata with Mozzarella Cheese
  • Artisan Bakery Cinnamon Raisin French Toast with Warm Maple Syrup
  • Crispy Hash Brown Potatoes
  • Fried Chicken Tenders
  • Traditional Mac N’ Cheese
  • Pigs in a Blanket
  • Apple wood Smoked Bacon
  • Sliced Seasonal Fruit


  • Vanilla Cream Puffs
  • Cheesecake Bites
  • Brownie Bites
  • Cookies
  • Mini Crème Fraiche Panna Cotta with Strawberries

Coffee and Decaffeinated Coffee, Select Teas, Assorted Chilled Juices
The Cure GM1 Foundation was founded by Christine Waggoner and Douglas Dooley.  This 501(c)(3) was created in an effort to save their sweet daughter Iris’ life and to save the lives of all those affected by GM1 Gangliosidosis.  GM1 is a rare and fatal neurological disease that primarily affects babies and children.  Some might describe the condition as a pediatric disease with elements of Alzheimer’s and ALS/Lou Gehrig’s disease.

100% of the net proceeeds will be donated directly to the Cure GM1 Foundation to help fund a clinical trial for GM1 Gangliosidosis.  We hope with all our hearts that Iris will be eligible for the treatment and that many other children affected by GM1 will also be treated.

A donation in excess of the fair market value of $60 per person for the cost of the food, event, and entertainment is tax deductible.

Cure GM1 is also seeking sponsors for the event:

$2500 Gold Sponsor

  • Social Media Recognition
  • Event Sponsor Banner and Posters
  • Web site Recognition


$1250 Silver Sponsor

  • Social Media Recognition
  • Event Poster Recognition


$500 Bronze Sponsor

  • Event Poster Recognition

For more information on our nonprofit and about Iris, please see:

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