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About the Event

The Memorial Medical Center Foundation is proud to present the fifth annual “Dancing For Our Stars,” benefiting the MemorialCare Todd Cancer Institute at Long Beach Memorial.  This toe-tapping annual event features some of your favorite Long Beach community members who will strut their stuff in a unique fundraising dance competition taking place on February 2, 2013. The cocktail reception begins at 5:00 pm, and the dinner and dance competition begin at 7:00 pm.

If you have attended in the past, you know the popularity of this event, and that the ballroom tends to “burst at the seams” as a result.  To provide the best experience for you and other philanthropic friends, the 2013 Gala will be held at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa.  Get ready for an extravagant evening. This is a black tie optional event, with complementary valet parking.

The competition is in full swing with pre-event fundraising!  Each dollar donated in the name of one of our dancers (be it from online fundraising, ticket purchase, sponsorship, underwriting or ad purchase) will count as a vote and will be added to the dancer’s running total.  Yes, you got it!  Buy a table for $10,000 in honor of your favorite dancing community member and you have given the Todd Cancer Institute a gift of $10,000 and you have given your friend 10,000 votes!

This event does not feature a live or silent auction, but you might still want to bring your wallet!  No, you won’t need it at the bar and you won’t need it at valet – with the purchase of your ticket, everything is included!  On the night of the event, however, you will be able to cast additional votes for your favorite dancer, or to support all of the dancers if you’re feeling extra generous!  All funds will benefit the Todd Cancer Institute (and the dancers’ scores…).  Cash, checks, and credit cards will be accepted.  Don’t be shy on this special night – we’ve seen individuals cast votes of up to $5,000 after witnessing the impressive dancing performances.  We hope by watching these dancers hard at work, you will be inspired to further support our Todd Cancer Institute.

When the competition has ended and “votes” are being tallied, you’ll see a rush to the dance floor -- so get ready to get your groove on!

Your Philanthropy in Action

Proceeds from this event will benefit the Todd Cancer Pavilion capital project. The project is on schedule to be complete mid-2013. This state-of-the art comprehensive cancer center will provide exceptional cancer care and advanced technology and therapies to treat the body, but also will attend to the patients’ emotional and spiritual health, all in a convenient environment that is calm, inviting, and peaceful.  

The MemorialCare Todd Cancer Institute has been recognized as one of the top two centers for having the lowest complication rate of any cancer program in Southern California.  It has also been amongst America’s Top 10 Breast Centers (according to Self Magazine).

The American Cancer Society states that 40% of those living today will at some point hear these three words: “You have cancer.”  We’re here to say “We can help.”  Thanks to you and the incredible commitment of our community, we can!

For sponsorship, underwriting and ticket information, please click here.

Questions?  Please contact Susie Garrison at 562.933.1955.