Spark Gala

Benefiting Cancer Care Services at UC San Diego Health

Saturday, April 16, 2016│6 p.m.
Fairmont Grand Del Mar

SPARK is a celebration of hope and a time to ignite the fight against cancer together. The Gala features a three-course dinner, top-tier entertainment and dancing, and chances to bid on once-in-a-lifetime experiences and exclusive items.

All SPARK proceeds benefit Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health, supporting the greatest needs in clinical care and research programs, translational and personalized cancer medicine, and patient and family support initiatives.

Presenting Sponsor
Fred B. Luddy Family Foundation 

Gala Chairs
Genta and Fred Luddy
Wanda and Cam Garner

Please join us for one of San Diego's premier philanthropic evenings!

For information on sponsorship opportunities or tables and ticket sales, please contact Kathy Kiyan at 858-534-4289 or

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Where did the name SPARK originate from?

Cancer affects all of us. It is a darkness that has touched each of our lives, personally or those of our beloved family and friends. But amidst the darkness – there is the light of hope. A light that shines in many ways:

  • A spark of an idea
  • A spark of kindness
  • A spark of hope

At UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, we believe that finding a cure will be a collaborative effort. Doctors, research scientists, nurses and staff working together with the generous support of our community – investing in new ideas, pooling resources and taking risks – all in search of the one idea that will be the “spark,” igniting the fire of transformation and leading us to a cure.

We don’t know yet which idea will be the one, but we know that it’s out there. And we won’t stop until we find it. Each of us can play a role in the fight against cancer. Each of us can be a spark.

“From the littlest spark may burst a mighty flame.” – Dante

Inspiring Stories from Moores Cancer Center

Our Time - UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center


Sponsorship Information

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