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Spark Gala: April 26, 2014

Join us at the 33rd Annual Moores Cancer Center SPARK Gala!

Saturday, April 26, 2014
The Hyatt Regency La Jolla
6:30 p.m. – Wine Tasting Reception
7:30 p.m. – Dinner, Auction, Entertainment and Dancing

Honorary Gala Chairs: Joan & Irwin Jacobs
Gala Chairs: Amy & Bill Koman and Magda Marquet & François Ferré

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Heather Headley

We look forward to an elegant evening featuring a wine tasting reception, three-course dinner, luxury auction, dancing, and special musical performance by Tony and Grammy Award winner Heather Headley.

Trinidad-born Heather Headley is an award-winning singer and actress. On Broadway, she garnered numerous awards, including a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her starring role in “Aida”. Best known as an R&B singer, she has displayed her versatility as a Grammy Award-winning gospel singer, as well as a classical music singer.

Quadruple The Impact Of Your Gala Contribution!

  • 1x: Net proceeds from this year’s Moores Cancer Center Gala will be designated to the Hospital for Cancer Care at Jacobs Medical Center (opening in 2016).
  • 2x: These net proceeds will be matched, dollar for dollar, through the Challenge for Jacobs Medical Center.
  • 3x: UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla will also match the net proceeds*, dollar for dollar, to support patient care programs, clinical excellence and state-of-the-art research at Moores Cancer Center.
  • 4x: Finally, UC San Diego Health System will also match the net proceeds* to similarly support Moores Cancer Center.

*Up to $650,000.

Note: To qualify for the two institutional matches by Chancellor Khosla and UC San Diego Health System, gifts must be received by the end of the fiscal year, June 30, 2014. Naming opportunities at Jacobs Medical Center are available for Raise the Paddle gifts of $5,000 or more. For matching details about the Challenge for Jacobs Medical Center click here.

Your support today impacts our mission for providing excellence in research and cancer care at Moores Cancer Center.

For any special needs, including vegetarian meal requests, please contact Jordan Williams at 858-534-2701 | jtwilliams@ucsd.edu.

Stay the night after the Spark Gala and take advantage of a special rate. Please visit lajolla.hyatt.com and reference 50751 as your Group Code for a discount.

The Spark Gala benefits Moores Cancer Center and the Hospital for Cancer Care at Jacobs Medical Center through the UC San Diego Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation.

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Register for the gala

For more information about becoming a sponsor or underwriter with the 33rd Annual UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center Gala, download the Sponsor / Underwriter information packet (PDF) or contact
Nicole Villanueva
858-534-6797
n1villanueva@ucsd.edu.