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Wild, Wild West for Scripps Spinoff 2010
The Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine looked like a Hollywood Western set with well dressed stars as guests arrived in ‘cowboy’ attire for the 19th Annual Spinoff. It was all to support lifesaving cancer care at the Scripps Cancer Center Stevens Division, a leader in oncology related services.
Guests wore chaps, fancy jeans (one with cowhide pockets), cowboy hats and cowboy boots. A few city slickers were there too.
Christie Morgan with Justin and Karen Fine (Co-chair)
Among the many ‘dressed for the ‘Wild West’ were Event Honoree Jim Cimino (representing Wells Fargo Private Banking) and his wife Carey, Event co-chair Teresa Cundiff and her husband Randy, Event co-chair Karen Fine and her husband Justin, Scripps Memorial Chief Executive Gary Fybel and his wife Eve, Event Planning and Development Council Chair Laura Robbins and her husband John, Point Loma cow folk Marilyn and Kim Fletcher, Sharon and Skeets Dunn, Vicki and Chris Eddy, and Tricia and Bill Kellogg.
The Kellogg’s are part of the Scripps family that has donated so much to the Scripps empire of science and health care.
Guests enjoyed Robert Armstrong / Hyatt La Jolla canapés during the silent auction and cocktail hour. Whiskeys à la cowboy went well with some fervent bidding. There were auction items from South Coast Plaza to dinners at restaurants like Pamplemousse Grille.
All for the great cause of cancer research and care.
“I was truly moved by the individuals whose lives were saved by the generosity of all those who support Cancer research” said Leslie Petrone. “Having been born myself with Cystic Fibrosis, a life threatening lung disease, I understand the importance of research, which is made possible through donations. Research creates medicines & therapies that inevitably save lives...it is what has kept me living 10 years over my life expectancy. What I saw tonight was a beautiful example of the human spirit and I was honored to be part of it.”
Christie Morgan, who knows cancer well, had this comment regarding herself and friend Karen Fine. “Karen and I were at one time active duty Naval Aviators who flew the Seahawk Helicopter aboard aircraft carriers. Karen is the president of the Gluten Free Foundation and the author of children's books promoting a healthy eating lifestyle. I'm the commanding officer of TSC-1294 - a Naval Reserve unit stationed at North Island (Coronado). We enjoy enriching the community and as a cancer survivor I especially enjoy supporting a hospital that is doing incredible work, one patient at a time, curing cancer.”
First timer to the event Joan Huffman agreed and added this. “I have never been to this event before but with cancer being such an ominous disease touching all of us, either our loved ones or even ourselves, it is always important to have events like this to raise money for research, new advanced equipment and learn and teach about prevention.”
The evening continued with a rather fancy cowboy feast of spinach and frisee salad with red endive julienne, dried apple, smoked whole almonds and brie with tarragon tomato emulsion dressing, a braised short rib chop with red wine reduction and a chocolate custard cake.
More there enjoying the festivities included Marilyn and Kim Fletcher, Julie and Bruce Breslau, Copper Copley, Phyllis and Dan Epstein, Frank Alessio, Margo and Scott Rogers, Mollie McCain, Denis and Jeff Bowman, Dr. Paul Hyde, and Maria and John Trombold. That's Dr. John Trombold actually. He is the Rounder and Former Medical Director for Scripps Cancer Center Stevens Division.
There were more auction items, this time live. And it got lively. Interesting items like a San Diego Jail Tour and lunch with Sheriff Gore went for big bucks.
“The 19th Annual Scripps Spin-Off was a wild, wild western Auction for Life and it was a huge round-up of the caring, the caregivers and the cared for all pitching in to add to the fun and the fund raising” said Ruth Jacobowitz. “In all its 19 years, this was the best one yet!!! And we never heard a single “Ye Haw.”
That was until the final tally of funds raised was announced. Over $1 million. Can we say ‘Ye Haw!’
Louann Sullivan with Maryann Machada, Linda Lou Callahan and Leslie Petrone
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Vicky and Chris Eddy with Theresa Cundiff ** Shawn and Tiffany Worst
Skeets and Sharon Dunn
Russ T. Nailz ** Brad Livingstone with Sharon Dunn
Scott Johnston with Lance Peto ** Issac Levy** Jim Sinclair in those chaps
Abeer Hage ** Tricia Kellogg with Dr. Stuart Marshall
Craig Biddick and Susan Kazmarek-Biddick with Sharon and Skeets Dunn
Jane Carroll's detailed jean pockets!
Jane Carroll and Jim Sinclair
Ruth and Paul Jacobowitz
'Lawman' Scott Johnston
Mike and Jennifer Carroll with Eve and Gary Fybel
The Party Scene
Artists Kevin Roche and Susan Wickstram
Issac Levy with his son Matteo Levy
John Engle CEO of Foundation and Pat Whitcomb
John Engle CEO of Foundation and Pat Whitcomb ** Abeer Hage
Bill and Tricia Kellogg
Skeets Dunn and Bill Kellogg
Tiffany Kellogg Worst with her mother Tricia Kellogg
Jere and Joyce Oren
Tricia Kellogg with Shawn and Tiffany Worst and Scott Johnston
Mary and Joe Braunwarth
Laura Robbins with Kathryn Murphy and Lance Peto and John Robbins
Above and below,
Cowgirls Louann Sullivan with Maryann Machada, Linda Lou Callahan and Leslie Petrone having fun!!
Artist Susan Wickstram with the 'Alpine Outlaws'
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Margo Schwab with the Alpine Outlaws
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Cricket Corner Dog Park Donation Boxes Broken into
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The donation boxes that help fund the maintenance of the free Encinitas community dog park, Cricket’s Corner, were broken into. The theft was discovered this morning by a shelter employee and Rancho Coastal Humane Society is asking the public to report any information they have about this crime. It is estimated that $100.00 was stolen and there will also be expense to repair the donation boxes. Animal shelters in San Diego have been on-going targets of thieves over the past two years.
“This was a selfish act,” said President Jim Silveira. “It is obvious that the person who committed this crime has no regard for the plight of animals in our community. We rely on the generosity of dog park patrons to help us maintain the park. The person who did this, is not only stealing from our shelter animals, but from everyone in our community.”
It costs RCHS approximately $5,000 annually to operate the dog park, which is a free service to the community. To report information about this crime please call (760) 753-6413 or to make a donation to the dog park, visit www.rchumanesociety.org
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* Margo Schwab, more formally known as Margaret E. Schwab, has
produced, written, interviewed and photographed for various media
organizations since 1989. Schwab attended Holton Arms School, La Jolla Country Day School and La Jolla High School. Schwab has a B.A. from Scripps College, spent a business internship with S.A.I.C., Science Applications International Corporation, and earned a Masters of Business
degree, M.B.A., from the University of San Diego by way of Claremont Graduate School .
Schwab additionally took college courses from Harvard University, and Syracuse University. Schwab volunteers for numerous charity organizations. She also
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