November 7, 2019 | 12:00 - 1:30 pm

The Pacific View Tower Club

This Luncheon supports TBCF's efforts to alleviate the enormous emotional and financial burdens families experience when caring for their child who is sick. There is no cost to attend the luncheon, but there will be a formal ask at the event where guests can donate an amount that is meaningful to them.

Keynote Speaker & Event Emcee

Just Announced!

Keynote Speaker: 

Dr. Christopher Landon, Doctor of Pediatric Medicine

Dr. Chris Landon has over 40 years of experience in the medical field as a doctor, lecturer, writer, researcher and professor.  He has been involved in Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology since the late 1970’s and currently serves as the Director of Pediatrics and Director of the Pediatric Diagnostic Center at Ventura County Medical Center Dr. Landon has served as a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics and of Family Medicine at USC and UCLA respectively.

 Board Certified in both Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology, Dr. Landon has spent the majority of his vast career focusing on improving the health of children.  In 1993, he founded the Landon Pediatric Foundation, which maintains a comprehensive system of family-oriented care to the children of Ventura County. Dr. Landon also serves as an Executive Director of the Landon Research Institute in California.


 As the new Director of Pediatrics in 1989, Dr. Landon teamed with Dr. Stuart Siegel, Director of Pediatric Oncology at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, to improve access to chemotherapy for children from Ventura County. Dr. Landon became a member of the Pediatrics Department at USC and in Pediatric Oncology at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, built camps in Ventura County (Circle X Ranch and Dennison Park) and participated in Ronald McDonald Camp for Good Times. The Pediatric Diagnostic Center, designed by Dr. Landon in 1995, opened five years ago with a 4000-square foot Pediatric Oncology Center with five beds for infusion therapy. The essential contribution of the Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation through founder Nikki Katz, allowed the expansion from Santa Barbara to Ventura County.

Dr. Landon holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychobiology from the University of California, Riverside and received his medical degree from the University of Southern California, after which he completed his pediatric residency at Stanford University Hospital and fellowship in Allergy, Immunology, and Respiratory Diseases at Children’s Hospital at Stanford.

Event Emcee: 

Brad Jay

Brad Jay is an on-air personality weekday mornings on 99.9 KTYD in Santa Barbara. He is also an event and TV host for some of the world's largest sporting events including X Games, the Olympic Games, ABC's World of X Games, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Dodgers, U.S. Open Snowboarding, and the ESPY's Red Carpet.  

A native of Santa Barbara County, Brad Jay has been an on air personality at 99.9 KTYD since 1999. In addition to hosting and announcing, Brad has served as the lead music director for multiple Olympic Games, curating the music library that provides the atmosphere for both competition and ceremonies. 

When not on a mic at KTYD or in front of the camera, you can find him on a surfboard, on a bike, or skateboard, and enjoying time with his family.

Advocate Sponsors

Camarillo-Somis Pleasant Valley Lions Club

Jonathan Arroyo


Jonathan was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2009. Despite the pain, missed school, and hospitalizations, Jonathan never gave up. Instead, he chose to spend his time speaking to a community groups about how they could get involved by helping kids with cancer, and even did such a presentation on his 18th birthday. Jonathan is now 20 years old, cancer-free, and very happy with his life and job working at Costco. We are so inspired by Jonathan’s desire to help other kids while he himself was so sick, way to go, Jonathan

Thank you to our Table Captains!


Tyler Dobson

Lisa Macias

Susie Perry

Angela Sanchez

Lisa Smithson

Sandy Stassart


Why Do Our Kids Need Your Help?

The need for our services continues to grow. 

Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation helps kids living in Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo counties. In 2018, 40% of the kids we helped lived in Ventura County. As a direct result of your donations, we are able to continually provide support to families in your very own community


We call on the leadership of the Table Captains to help us invite guests to the event,

and to help us grow TBCF supporters.




Premier seating for 8 guests (1 table)

Opportunity to have exhibitor table at a Little Heroes Event 

Exclusive Logo and name placement in event program, e-blasts, website and select media

Invitation to present 2019 Little Heroes Award or introduce Keynote Speaker

One page tribute ad

Visionary Bear recognition in video presentation



Premier seating for 8 guests (1 table)

Logo and name placement in event program, e-blasts, website and select media

½ page tribute ad

Advocate Bear recognition in video presentation



Premier seating for 8 guests (1 table)

Name listing in event program, e-blasts, and website

¼ page tribute ad

To become a sponsor please contact Eryn Shugart,
Senior Development Director, at 805.563.4723 or by email.

Mission Statement: Advocates for families living in Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo counties that have a child with cancer by providing financial, educational, and emotional support.

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