Foundation for Mitochondrial Medicine


Foundation for Mitochondrial Medicine

Hope Flies Catch the Cure

Thank you Sponsors, Patrons and Friends

The 9th Annual Hope Flies Catch the Cure takes place Friday, September 21, 2018, at Westside’s honest new venue, The Fairmont. Thank you to the 2018 Event Chairs Ashley and Chris Benecchi for so kindly leading our annual celebration.

This high visibility fundraiser, attended by Atlanta business and community leaders, benefits the Foundations programs and services. Since the first event in 2010, Hope Flies Catch the Cure has become FMM’s signature event, each year hosting more than 300 people and raising approximately $250,00 annually. While mitochondrial disease may sound rare, its web of connectivity to other diseases is far reaching. Mitochondrial disease affects 1 in 2,500 people – adults, children, and teenagers – and is linked as a cause of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Autism, ALS and other neurodegenerative diseases.

FMM thanks its gracious chairs, Kyle Hinson and Anne Worrell, and all the sponsors, attendees and volunters for making last year’s Hope Flies Catch the Cure celebration to raise awareness and funds for treatment of mitochondrial disease a huge success! What a beautiful night of inspiration. Thank you, one and all!

Hope Flies Catch the Cure 2018 promises to be another fabulous night of dinner, dancing, unique auctions and surprises. We hope you will be part of this exciting evening that benefits the Foundation for Mitochondrial Medicine. Guests enjoy enhanced sponsorship levels and benefits. Several sponsorship levels include reserved tables to host your guests. Every guest at Hope Flies Catch the Cure enjoys the sophisticated signature menu of food and drink,  dancing, and the company of  great friends, new and old. To learn more about sponsorships and ways to get involved, please contact us at




Donate an Auction Item

The Hope Flies Catch the Cure Auction Committee appreciates the support of the business community and FMM friends! Our loyal supporters look forward to the auction every year and enjoy learning about new experiences, items and destinations. Thank you for considering a donation to the live or silent auction; we appreciate your support helping us build a unique and exciting auction experience for the guests.
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Get Involved – Volunteer
Hope Flies Catch the Cure


Planning Committee needs your help! Please take a moment to look at our volunteer needs, and let us know your interest for this year’s committee or volunteer needs. Email us at to get involved.

The areas where we need the most help are:
• Sponsorship: Mostly emailing and follow up and can be done any time of day, from the comfort of your own home.
• Auction: Acquisition help mostly be emailing requests with follow up. Organizing and day/night of help will involve putting together the items and materials for display.
• Communications: Working with the FMM marketing team to help promote the party through social media, proofing, editing and coordinating signage creation and production.
• Volunteers: Helping with set up, greeting, registration, break down and other.

Hope Flies® Event and Sponsorship Information

Hope Flies® Catch the Cure Corporate Sponsorship
Hope Flies® Catch the Cure Individual Sponsorship
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Hope Flies® Catch the Cure

Friday, September 21, 2018

The Fairmont - Atlanta's newest Westside venue

Please join us on Friday, September 21 as we Catch the Cure. This high visibility and high energy fundraiser benefits the Foundation For Mitochondrial Medicine's programs and services. Since the inaugural event in 2010, Hope Flies Catch the Cure has been a collective voice for the mitochondrial disease community, celebrating the spirit, hope and drive to find better treatments and cures.

While mitochondrial disease may sound rare, it’s web of connectivity to other diseases is far reaching. Mitochondrial disease affects 1 in 2,500 people – adults, children, and teenagers – and is linked as a cause of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Autism, ALS and other neurodegenerative diseases.

How was the Party?

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Jennifer G.

So glad I wore my dancing shoes! A beautiful and inspiring night for a great cause.


The whole evening glowed and sparkled, but my favorite part had to be listening to the personal stories and seeing the beautiful banners in the room. 

Platinum Sponsor

Abby’s™ Helping Hand

Gold Sponsors

Kyle and John Hinson

Isdell Family Foundation / Cara Isdell Lee and Zac Lee

Allison and Erwin Reid

Stealth BioTherapeutics

Anne and Andrew Worrell

Silver Sponsor

Carrie and Paton Faletti

Joseph Orr IV

Justin and Jessica Thomas

Katie and Ricks Tucker

Wells Fargo Private Bank

Pat and Dan Wright

Table Hosts

Wendy Conrad and Neal Aronson

Leigh and Jay Eastland

McCamey and Randall Fontes

Fried & Bonder, Scott Bonder, David Fried and Joseph White

Angie & Michael Hinson

Justin Jones / Heritage Plastics

Korn Ferry International/Bob Baxter

Libby and Eugene Pearce

Bostn Red Sox Foundation

Kim and Bill Shepherd

Laura Stanley and Michael Van de Planque

Bronze Sponsors

Atlanta Fine Homes, Sotheby’s International Realty

Linda and Nate Bennett

Cross Creek Cafe

Kelly and Scott Denbow

Fidelity Bank

Frances and Jeffrey Fisher

Gwen and Bob Hill

Karole and John Lloyd

Martha and Wilton Looney

Northside Hospital

Nancy Orr

Elizabeth R. Pearce

Ratcliffe Family

Griff Stanley


Betsy and Scott Akers Jr.

Elizabeth and Andy Ausband

Jennifer Beebe

Paula Lawton Bevington

Ashley and Bill Bollwerk

Jim Borders

Mallie Bragg

Denice and Edward Burch

Lana and Zim Cauble

Chick-fil-A Giving Fund

Cindy Lynn Dunaway Interiors

Megan and Dean Dellinger

Catherine Donovan

Elise and Carl Drake

Sarah and David Evans

Polly and Wade Fowler

Joann and Thomas Gallagher

Oral Surgery Associates & Dental

Anna Gouge
Elizabeth and Henry Gurley


Melissa and Brendan Harper

Kristin Hall Homes

Miller Jackson

Jennifer and C.J. Kelly

Marianna and Todd King

M&W Commercial Flooring LLC

Kirk Martin

Mansfield Real Estate Advisors/Meredith Mansfield Durett

Lindsey and Brent Nichols

Danielle and Jim Poppins

Jamie and Brad Podraza

Regions Bank

Ashton and Eric Ragone

Hamilton Reavey

Courtney and Saj Samuel

Mary and Matt Sawhill

Virginia and Hagood Seawell

Griffin and Pam Stanley

Mary Elizabeth and Meade Stone

Mr. and Mrs. Ben J. Tarbutton, Jr.

Laine and Scott Watson

Catherine and Blake Young

Event Sponsors
Custom Signs Today

Endive Fine Catering

Jen Pair Photography

Michelle French Design

Modern Luxury Media, LLC

The Outdoor Lights

Social Flow

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