The Inaugural “Date for the Cure” Gala took place on February 16th at the Sheraton Universal Hotel.
This elegant night of dinner & entertainment was produced by the Invent Group. The event was a grand success, while raising funds of the gala benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Los Angeles County.
This engaging evening of entertainment was kicked off by host actor & comedian Kevin Nealon taking the stage with one joke after another and set the evening to be about not only awareness, but laughter and enjoyment.
Shortly thereafter Paul McDonald (American Idol) shared his musical talents, followed by a swimwear fashion show by A. Ché, and an exhilarating dance performance by Dancing with the Stars’ Paul Barris and Sharna Burgess. Last but certainly not least Josh Krajcik (X Factor) performed over 30 minutes and the guests couldn’t get enough of his powerful set starting with his famous cover of Etta James’ “At Last” and closed the night with a cover of Rolling Stones’ tune “Wild Horses”.
The Sheraton Grand Ballroom set the scene for 350 people who enjoyed this unique spectacular evening. During the VIP hour, attendees enjoyed signature cocktails courtesy of Chambord Vodka.
Among the attendees were reigning Miss Universe Olivia Culpo, reigning Miss USA Nana Meriwether, reigning Miss California USA Mabelynn Capeluj, and many other Beauty Queens such as: Reigning Miss California Teen USA Cassidy Wolf, Reigning Miss District of Columbia Allyn Rose, Miss South Carolina USA 2011 Courtney Hope Turner, Miss Teen Hawaii Melissa Paulino, Miss USA 2011 Alyssa Campanella, Miss USA 2009 Kristen Dalton, Miss USA 04 Shandi Fennessey, Miss Teen USA 03 Tami Farrell and Miss Vietnam Deanna Nguyen.
Leading up to the event, titleholders Miss Universe Olivia Culpo, Miss USA Nana Meriwether, Miss California USA Mabelynn Capeluj and more donated their time by auctioning a date to the Date for the Cure Gala. Throughout the evening, guests had the opportunity to bid on silent auction items all for much needed funds going directly to Breast Cancer research and treatment.
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