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Special Events

Special events have long been a tradition at the Moores Cancer Center. Some of these events have raised millions of dollars to benefit the work of the center, others are educational opportunities, and some are to thank our patients and their families.

Various dates
in April 2015

MCC interior

Tour: Behind the Scenes at Moores Cancer Center

Dates: April 6, April 14, or April 20 at 10 a.m.; April 21 at 11 a.m. Check the monthly calendar to confirm.
Where: Meet in the main lobby at the foot of the stairs

Explore Moores Cancer Center on a 45-minute tour designed to help patients and their families better navigate our facilities and services. Learn interesting facts about the healing design of our building, too.

April 25, 2015

Spark Gala Logo


Join us to support cancer care and research at SPARK, the 34th Annual UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center Gala. Chaired by Wanda and Cam Garner, the event features a cocktail and wine-tasting reception, dinner, and a special performance. Proceeds benefit Moores Cancer Center. For more information, see SPARK Gala or contact Kathy Kiyan at 858-534-4289 or info@sparkgala.org.

August 9, 2015

Luau Logo

Luau and Legends of Surfing

Now in its 22nd year, the Luau & Legends of Surfing Invitational has become one of the most successful surfing fundraisers and has donated almost $7 million to the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center. The day begins at the beach below Scripps Pier with a surfing tournament where the emphasis is on participation and support for the cause rather than an individual’s surfing ability. Each of the sponsored teams will be paired with a surfing legend.

The Luau festivities commence under tents where more than 500 attendees enjoy traditional Polynesian dancing and live music while dining at a tropical buffet. Guests may opt to participate in opportunity drawings, the silent auction, or test their bidding skills against each other as one-of-a-kind pieces of surf-inspired artwork, exceptional surfboards, and vacation packages are put up for live auction. The memorable Rell Sunn Award closes the day. For more information, see Luau and Legends of Surfing. For information on sponsoring a team, see the sponsorship packet.