We are pleased to announce this year’s Medical Champion, Shari Brasher, CEO and Executive Director of Fresh Start Surgical Gifts.
Shari Brasher has brought passion and dedication to Fresh Start Surgical Gifts for over 18 years. Brasher has been a part of Fresh Start since it was created by its late founder, Dr. Dennis Nigro.
Fresh Start Surgical Gifts transforms the lives of disadvantaged infants, children and teens with physical deformities caused by birth defects, accidents, abuse, or disease through the gift of reconstructive surgery and related healthcare services.
We are also very excited that SDSU Men’s Basketball Coach, Steve Fisher will be honored as this year’s Community Legend.
We hope to see you on Thursday, September 4th, as we honor our Medical Champion, Shari Brasher and our Mike Whitmarsh Community Legend award winner, Coach Steve Fisher.
The mission of the San Diego Sports Medicine Foundation is to provide a medical safety net for injured youth with limited financial means in order to return them back to health, life and sports.
The SDSMF was established in 2002 to fill an existing health care need for the youth of San Diego. We believe all kids deserve the opportunity to participate in life. We are dedicated to providing a medical safety net for injured youth with no access to medical care, including Orthopaedic surgeries, MRIs, preoperative treatment, postoperative care and bracing. The founders represent a strong partnership between local physicians and community leaders. In addition, the San Diego Sports Medicine Foundation operates free Saturday morning injury clinics for high school athletes in the fall and provides pre-participation sports examinations, an Orthopaedic surgery fellowship, and educational outreach with five annual educational symposiums.
We invite you to browse through our website to learn more about the SDSMF, our Partners and Sponsors and our programs that support the youth of San Diego.