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OUR FLAGSHIP FUNDRAISING EVENT

The Golden Gala is our flagship fundraising event and is the culmination of September's Gold Ribbon Campaign held in recognition of Nathional Chrildoood Cancer Awareness month. The year's gala will again be hosted at Les Belles Fontaines Estate on October 5th and will be a beautiful evening for our supporters and families.

 If you have questions about this year's Golden Gala or

if you would like to sponsor, please email Brittany Avila Wazny

2023  HONOREES

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HEART OF GOLD AWARD
The TBCF Ambassadors

The Heart of Gold Award recognizes an individual, individuals, organization, or business that has gone above and beyond in giving of their time and talent for the benefit of Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation and the families we serve. Their interactions with our families, volunteers, and staff have been genuine and compassionate, demonstrating a huge heart for the cause. The TBCF Ambassadors are a group of women who have served our organization for over a decade and have continued to make themselves available to TBCF staff and families when needed most.  Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation is the organization you know because of the incredible work of these individuals.

PAY IT FORWARD AWARD
The DeBrum Family

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The Pay It Forward Award is in recognition of a Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation family or family member who has given back to the organization by paying-it-forward either during their child’s treatment or after they are out of treatment. This individual or family member, despite the hardships they are either currently facing or have faced in the past, have chosen to give back to Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation by providing support to other families, sharing their testimonials at fundraising events, hosting beneficiary events, or being advocates of the cause. The DeBrum family has given back in extraordinary ways after their daughter's cancer journey, from hosting charity golf tournaments to assisting our families with holiday gifts and gift cards, the DeBrums have shown demonstrated how families can move from Surviving to Thriving.

Emcee & Auctioneer

Andrew Firestone

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Last Year's Raffle Items

Last Year's Live Auction Items

 2023 SPONSORS & UNDERWRITERS

GOLDEN HERO SPONSOR

Earl Minnis

In honor of Becca & the Solodon Family, and in memory of Keith Berry

Gold Champion Sponsors

Kris & Marlene Gomez

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Ambassador Sponsor

Visionary Sponsors

Dr. Robert Kammer & Donna Barranco Fisher

Martin & Kerrilee Gore

Alan & Mary Jane Miller

Rudi Schulte Family Foundation

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Advocate Sponsors

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Ray & Michelle Avila

James & Vanessa Bechtel

Kate & Art Coppola

J. Paul Gignac

Pati Kern & Andrew Pfeffer

Peter & Kathryn Martin

Susannah E. Rake

Leifur & Nicolette Thordarson

Healer Sponsors

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Ruth & Michael Cavaletto

Steven & Susan Eng Denbaars

Cheryl DeSimone

Mark & Nicole Romasanta

Underwriting Sponsors

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Photography by

Kim Byrnes Photography

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Scott Odgers Photography

Gala Event Committee

Co-Chairs: Jamie Hansen & Andrew Miller

Vice Chair: Adriana Mezic

Brittany Arntz

Lorena Cheverez

Sandy Kaneoka Hopkins

Sheela Hunt

Kerry Kelly

Gary Lapman

Terre Lapman

Debbie Neer

Stacey Deaton Polo

Angel Speier

Jenni Tasca

Giulia Tasca

Brigitte Welty

Michael Yang

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