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Cancer Support Community Pasadena’s Angel Gala Is May 15

Join Cancer Support Community Pasadena (CSCP) on a trip “Around the World” on Saturday, May 15, at 7 p.m. for the organization’s virtual Angel Gala.
“This year’s gala will be even more engaging, fast-paced, delightful and surprising than last year’s first-ever virtual event,” said Kim Ferreira, CSCP’s director of events. “The community’s participation in our virtual Angel Gala will allow CSCP to continue to be ‘a community of support’ for our members so that no one faces cancer alone.”
Thanks to generous community support, the organization has continued to act as a beacon of hope during this pandemic, with participation in virtual support groups exceeding in-person participation in prior years. Since 1990, CSCP has provided hope to over 22,000 women, men and children facing cancer in the greater San Gabriel Valley.
Melissa Alcorn and Anderson & Murison are this year’s Angel Gala honorees. Anderson & Murison is a Pasadena-based wholesale insurance broker co-founded by Alcorn’s late father, whose battle with cancer led her through CSCP’s doors a decade ago. Melissa is senior vice president at Anderson & Murison and a member of CSCP’s Board of Directors and its volunteer guild.
The event’s co-chairs – Rita Gooch, Ruben Marquez and Stephanie Poole – hope to engage new participants in this year’s event through a globe-trotting fundraising campaign leading up to the May 15 livestream. Visit to plan a virtual trip, create a team and compete against others in the community to support CSCP.
In addition to the competition, other ways to join in the fun this year include:
• Purchase raffle tickets to win one of two prizes: a $500 gift card to Mimi et Cie Fine Jewelers or a Disneyland getaway ($1,800 value), which includes four park hopper tickets and a suite at Cambria Hotel in Anaheim (sleeps six people)
• Participate in the silent auction from Wednesday, May12 through Sunday, May 16
• Join CSCP on May 15 from 7-8 p.m. for the livestream event full of live auction items, awards, raffle, and entertainment
Cancer Support Community Pasadena extends its gratitude to the following benefactors and patrons whose gifts provide the foundation and inspiration necessary to sustain, expand and enhance the organization’s programs and services. Benefactor ($20,000 and more) include Ellen and Harvey Knell, Terri and Jerry Kohl, Lee and Mickey Segal. Patrons ($10,000 – $19,999) are Melissa Alcorn and Anderson & Murison, Terry Beyer, Bonnie and John DeWitt, the Havner Family Foundation, LeAnn and Michael Healy, Ann and Mike Malone, Chris Mitchell, Dana and Mike Naples, Julie and Scott Nesbit, Patricia and Steve Ostiller, Sue and Steve Ralph, Sue and Steve Silk, and Susie and Brad Talt.
Angel Gala sponsors (as of press time) include: Pasadena Now (media sponsor), Lee and Mickey Segal, Margaret and David Mgrublian, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center/Keck Medicine of USC, Michele and Todd Doney, Ellen and Harvey Knell, Terri and Jerry Kohl, Hon. Lance Ito and Chief Margaret York, Sindee and Steve Riboli, Charlotte Streng and Gary Conrad, Adventist Health Glendale, City of Hope, Huntington Hospital, Riboli Family Wines, Kobeissi Properties, Melissa Alcorn, Anderson & Murison, Rosemari Annear, Elizabeth Arnett, Kal and Roy Antoun/SMPL Mortgage, L.A. County Supervisor Kathryn Barger, Alice and Loren Brodhead, Cozen O’Connor, Alison and Mark Gamble, Gamble Jones Investment Counsel, Margaret Kaufman, Vicki Laidig, Serge Melkizian, Angie and Fritz Miller, Pansky Markle Attorneys at Law, Pie ‘N Burger, Sue and Steve Ralph, Rary Simmons, Meg and John Symes, Maura and Sean Townley, Linan and Bill Ukropina, Lydia Valenta, Rebecca Bales, Frank and Karen Beardsley, Garrett Collins and Matt McIntyre, Andrea and James Coupe, Robert DeBlasis Development, Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital, Ellen Driscoll, Cyndi Semain Ellison (in honor of David Franklin Anderson), Diana Rafeedie-Nofal, Linda and Fernando Roth, Robert and Deborah Simon/Bistro 45, Peggy Smith, and Anita Yagjian.
“Families facing cancer rely on CSCP, now more than ever. We can’t thank our co-chairs, honorees, sponsors and donors enough for their dedication to people in our community who are facing cancer in the midst of an ongoing pandemic,” said Patricia Ostiller, CSCP’s executive director.
For more information, contact Kim Ferreira, director of events and marketing, at or visit
Cancer Support Community Pasadena provides free virtual support groups, educational workshops, and healthy lifestyle classes to cancer patients, their families/caregivers, cancer survivors, and those bereaved in the greater San Gabriel Valley. Services are available in English, Spanish and Armenian. For more information, visit or call 626-796-1083.


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