FEBRUARY 16, 2019 | 6 PM – 10 PM

Del Sur Ranch House, 15455 Paseo Del Sur
San Diego, CA 92127

Love Cures is inspired by the Etienne and Filenko families. From worlds apart, these families settled in San Diego and, by circumstance, connected through the love of their young sons, Yannick, 6, and Marko, 7. Both boys were diagnosed with a rare condition called Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a progressive muscle wasting disease that slowly strips away a patient’s ability to run, walk, hug and, eventually, breathe. The initial diagnosis was isolating for both families, as they didn’t know anyone else with Duchenne. After meeting each other at a local Duchenne clinic, the Etiennes and Filenkos immediately decided to work together to find a cure by teaming up with CureDuchenne, a national nonprofit recognized as the global leader in research, patient care and innovation for improving and extending the lives of children with Duchenne.

Love Cures’ goal is to raise funds for vital research in the search for a cure as well as to create more awareness for Duchenne among the San Diego community, caretakers, educators, family and friends.

Love Cures is a night of fun, food and music to fund a cure for Duchenne.


Individual Tickets - $85

Couple Tickets - $150

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BIG HEART | $10,000

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  • Opportunity for gift bag sampling
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  • 10 tickets

CUPID’S ARROW | $7,500

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  • 8 tickets

LOVE BUG | $5,000

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  • 6 tickets

BE MINE | $2,500

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  • 4 tickets




A captivating Turkish singer and songwriter, Noyan Karakas is a soulful performer who takes listeners on a journey around the world through his music. With his 20-year music experience, unique style, broad and varied repertoire that includes pop, jazz, classics Noyan Karakas Trio delivers it all with passion.



Joseph Samo, San Diego Attorney

Practices personal injury and business law in the San Diego County.

A professional photo of Kalinka

Kalinka Rutberg, Real Estate Agent

Specializing in residential sales in the North County, Rancho Santa Fe, Rancho Bernardo, Poway and West of 56.


With a mission to cure Duchenne muscular dystrophy, CureDuchenne breaks the traditional charitable mold and balances passion with business acumen. Our innovative venture philanthropy model funds groundbreaking research, early diagnosis and treatment access. With pioneering education and support programs, our organization drives real change for those with Duchenne muscular dystrophy and their loved ones.

The most common and fatal form of muscular dystrophy, Duchenne is a devastating, progressive muscle-wasting disease most commonly found in young boys. Affecting 15,000 children in the US and 300,000 worldwide, there is currently no known cure for Duchenne.

Learn more at CureDuchenne.org


Thank you for your support of Love Cures and CureDuchenne.

We value every dollar donated, and by attending Love Cures, you’re helping CureDuchenne fund family support programs as well as supporting our pursuit of finding a cure for Duchenne.

We are grateful for your support. Together, we will find a cure for Duchenne!

Learn more at CureDuchenne.org

Contact CureDuchenne for additional underwriting, naming and matching gift opportunities.