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Pasadena’s Cancer Support Community’s 3rd Annual Ladies Night Out

Published on Thursday, October 3, 2013 | 5:39 pm

The 3rd Annual Ladies Night Out Pasadena event was held on Friday, September 20th, at Pandora on Green in Pasadena. 220 ladies attended, and over $90,000 was raised for Cancer Support Community Pasadena. It was an evening “to celebrate all the women in our lives who have been touched by cancer”, and it was a beautiful “colorful” celebration with decorations by Jacob Maarse. Each guest received goodie bags filled with assorted items from the sponsors and donors, including a cheese spreader from Maude Woods , a pink sparkling Stella Rosa wine from San Antonio Winery, Ole Henriksen Truth Serum, and a $300 gift certificate for every guest from Dr. Michael Schwartz.

The program included Kal Antoun and Kristin Smith, Ladies Night Out Co-Chairmen; Liz Rusnak Arizmendi, Honorary Co Chairman; KABC’s Alysha Del Valle, Honorary Emcee; Lian Dolan, Celebrity Auctioneer; and Beverly Rouse, Executive Director of Cancer Support Community. Sarah Symes sang an inspirational song, titled “Fighter”, to a still audience that she wrote, and she received a standing ovation!

Major sponsors were Anchor Pacifica, Anderson & Murison, Rebecca Bales and The Camden Group, Banana Republic, Tiffany and Boris Beljak, Christie Parker Hale, First Priority Financial, Gamble Jones Investment Counselors, Maryanne and Matt Herrill, Ellen and Harvey Knell, LifeSource Water Systems, Sarah and Bill Myers, Rusnak Audi Pasadena, Salon Aguayo, Sharp Seating, Shuster Financial Group, UCLA Health System, and Wells Fargo Private Banking.

Major Donors were AKA Bistro, Altadena Town & Country Club, Matthew Antoun Catering, B Grace Designs, Café Santorini, Cline Cellars, DJ Happen, Dog Haus, Mijares, Mimi et Cie Private Jewelers, Omni Hotels, Dr. Kevin Ruhge, Lisa and John Van Scoter, Dr. Michael Schwartz, Dr. Warren Stout, Tama Trading Co., Dr. John Vartanian, and W by Worth.

Event revenue was raised through sponsorships, ticket sales, raffle sales, silent and live auctions, and a paddle raise. After the program, guests danced to live music by the Past Action Heros Band. “Ladies Night Out raises vital funds to help underwrite free support programs for people impacted by cancer – because nobody should face cancer alone” noted Beverly Rouse, Executive Director at Cancer Support Community.

About Cancer Support Community Pasadena (CSCP)

Located at 200 east Del Mar Blvd., Ste. 118, Pasadena 91105, CSCP is one of 50 CSC affiliates throughout the United States. Cancer Support Community’s mission is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. CSCP’s programs are provided at no charge and complement medical care. Programs include: support groups, educational workshops, and mind-body/healthy life style classes for cancer patients, care givers, children whose parents or loved ones have been diagnosed with cancer, and those who have lost a loved one to cancer. The agency projects that more than 12,000 visits will be provided during 2013. CSCP is a 501 c 3 nonprofit corporation, governed by a local Board of Directors. Operating expenses are underwritten each year entirely by donations received from individuals, corporations and foundations. For more information, visit

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