Spotlight on Medicine: Celebrate Wellness Raises Record Breaking Funds Cancer Support Community (CSC South Bay)

Presentation of Commendation from LA County: Jennifer LaMarque, CSC South Bay 25-Year Service Award Recipient—Ruth Schriebman, PsyD, LMFT, Kelly Cross and Tevia Oskin.

The Cancer Support Community South Bay, hosted the 26th annual Celebrate Wellness food and beverage tasting event on Oct. 22nd at the South Coast Botanic Garden. A sold-out crowd of 600 guests enjoyed sunshine and music as they sampled fare from over 30 restaurants, wineries and breweries that participated in the late afternoon garden party. The event generated record breaking proceeds of  $428,000 which will help fund 200 free support programs offered each month for cancer patients and their loved ones by CSC South Bay. The live auction included an appearance by celebrity chef Adam Perry Lang who offered an exclusive backyard barbeque for 10 with wine pairing. Other items on the auction block included a two-night stay at Chateau Robles estate in Paso Robles, a Los Angeles Lakers game in a private suite for 12 people, and a flight for two in the Goodyear Blimp. This year’s lucky winner of the golden ticket drawing walked away with a Montana adventure vacation that included a five day stay at a luxurious five-star ranch located in Belt, Montana. Also included at the event was an opportunity drawing for a 2-night stay in an ocean-view room at Terranea Resort. Top sponsors included Janice Hahn, Jackie Glass and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center. 

Photos by David Plakos


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