5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

on the sands of the


850 Palisades Beach Road

Santa Monica California


LROhana Freedom Award




This exclusive ale was just released, and is only available in Los Angeles. We're pretty stoked to offer it to you at the Night By The Ocean Fundraiser.

A transformational evening celebrating freedom beyond paralysis. The ocean breeze rustling the palms. The sizzle of Brazilian barbecue. Glasses clinking in celebratory toasts. Music lilting over the sand. And laughter. So much love and laughter. It's quite possibly the best night of the year.

hosted by Jason Mraz

We are thrilled that Jason Mraz, a long-time friend of the foundation, will be your host this year. 

the LROhana freedom award will be presented to LoFric

The recipient of the annual Freedom Award will be LoFric, a division of WellSpect HealthCare. The LoFric Hydro-Kit Catheter radically improves the health of people living with paralysis. Learn more...

unparalleled live and silent auctions

A few memories from 2015 to give you a glimpse of what we're cooking up for this year...

Exclusive experience packages from the LA Kings, Lakers, Galaxy and Clippers. Up close and personal viewing of a Red Bull Air Race. A once-in-a-lifetime day with our friends at Hurley and surfing legend Rob Machado. Watches, jewelry, art, beauty products, sports memorabilia ... there's something jaw-dropping for everyone. Bring your checkbook; you could get all your holiday shopping done on September 24th!

sunset concert by pepper

A little reggae, a little rock, one big, big sound ... and Mother Nature contributing the backdrop of the sun ablaze setting into the Pacific. Not a bad way to spend a Saturday night.


live music during the cocktail reception and silent auction

Presenting LosPinguos – a signature mix of Latin rhythms, reggae, rumba flamenca and rock from Buenos Aires, Argentina. If you are not already a fan, learn more at


brazilian barbecue grilled on the beach

It's back by popular demand: grilling stations on the beach for a relaxed, serve-yourself dinner. Sample everything; mingle; go back for thirds on the Chimichurri Chicken ... we won't tell anyone!

Menu ("v" indicates vegan option)

Baby Spinach Salad with Mango and Crispy Onions, drizzled with a Citrus Honey Vinaigrette (v)

Grilling Stations featuring Anticucho Beef, Chimichurri Chicken, Shrimp Scampi and Pesto Salmon

Hearts of Palm Salad (v)

Grilled Cilantro Corn and Summer Vegetable Medley (v)

Grilled Red and Yellow Tomatoes Marinated in Ximénez Sherry (v)

Guacamole, Fried Plantains, Black Bean Rice, Mashed Potatoes and Hawaiian Rolls (all vegan)

Coconut and Caramel Flan, Mini Key Lime Pie, Mini Meyer Lemon Meringue Pie, Cookies and Brownies



Dress to impress! Our recommendations for the lady: ocean chic fluttery dress or flowy blouse and pants; shoes that can handle cobblestones and sand; and a post-sunset shoulder wrap. For the gentleman: make-a-statement lightweight sport coat and trousers (we're not playing beach volleyball, so please leave the shorts and tees at home!). Most importantly, wear your smile. Nothing more impressive than choosing joy!