The 4th Annual Ladies Night Out Pasadena event was held on Friday, October 10th, at the home of Diane and Sam Nicholson in Pasadena. 250 ladies attended, and over $94,000 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, candlelit celebration with decorations by Drew Domenghini and food by Modern Art Catering.

The program included Kal Antoun and Kristin Smith, Ladies Night Out Co-Chairwomen; Liz Rusnak Arizmendi, Honorary Chairwoman; NBC4’s Colleen Williams, Honorary Emcee; Lian Dolan, Celebrity Auctioneer; and Angie Everhart, model, actress and cancer survivor.

The sponsors were Anderson & Murison, Rebecca Bales and The Camden Group, Tiffany and Boris Beljak, Coupe College Counseling, Fiorella Dandekar, First Priority Financial, Stephanie Fox, Lisa and Brad Freer, Gamble Jones Investment Counselors, Griffin Capital, Harris Ginsberg, Maryanne and Matt Herrill, Anabel Higgins Jewelry, Hotchkis & Wiley, Ellen and Harvey Knell, LifeSource Water Systems, Margaret and David Mgrublian, Rusnak Jaguar Pasadena, Salon Aguayo, Sharp Seating, Rary Simmons, Krsitin and Tim Smith, Specialty Car Craft, Francine and Dal Swain, Meg and John Symes, Mary and Bill Urquhart, Wells Fargo Private Banking, Rita Whitney, and Julie and Mike Wofford.

Major Donors were AKA Bistro, Altadena Town & Country Club, Arroyo Chop House, Burke Williams Day Spa, Crossings Restaurant, DJ Happen, Dog Haus, Dusit Constance Hotel, Four Season’s Westlake Village, Hallmark Channel’s “Home & Family”, Lone Star Dessert Bar, Mimi et Cie Private Jewelers, Patina Restaurant Group, Partyline Rentals, Dr. Leif Rogers, Rusnak Bentley, Rusnak Jaguar, , Lisa and John Van Scoter, Dr. Michael Schwartz, Soulcycle, Dr. Warren Stout, Mary and Bill Urquhart, and Dr. John Vartanian,

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 Mario Haug, 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.