About the Event

The Memorial Medical Center Foundation is proud to present the sixth annual “Dancing For Our Stars.” This year's gala benefits the MemorialCare Heart & Vascular 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 1, 2014. 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 2014 Gala will be held at the Pacific Ballroom at the Long Beach Arena.  Get ready for an extravagant evening. This is a black tie optional event, with complimentary 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 MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute a gift of $10,000, and you have given that dancer 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 MemorialCare Heart & Vascular 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 MemorialCare Heart and Vascular 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 - Put on your dancing shoes…don’t let your heart miss a beat! 

The Memorial Medical Center Foundation is conducting a $10 million philanthropic initiative on behalf of the MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute (MHVI) at Long Beach Memorial.   The initiative will secure Long Beach Memorial’s commitment to maximizing MHVI’s ability to provide some of the most advanced cardiovascular services in the region due to strong philanthropic support of programmatic and research endowments as well as funding for education. 

An exciting new generation of diagnostic and treatment modalities are on the horizon for the prevention and treatment of coronary artery disease, currently the number one cause of death for men and women in the United States.  We are positioned to be on the cutting edge of these advancements and want you to know that your philanthropy can make a heart-healthy difference!

Our goal for philanthropic “votes” cast at the gala = $125,000

Our philanthropic initiative = $10 million

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

Questions?  Please contact Susie Garrison at 562.933.1955.

Thank you for your generosity.