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34th Annual SPARK Gala

Spark Gala

April 25, 2015, at 6 p.m.
The Grand Del Mar
Cocktail reception, dinner, auction, and a special guest performance

Megan Hilty

Entertainment Update

This year’s entertainment: Megan Hilty

Room Rate

Special guest room rate at The Grand Del Mar: $325/night. Call 855-314-2030 and mention Moores Cancer Center SPARK gala.

SPARK: The next chapter in the Moores Cancer Center Gala story

For over 30 years, UC San Diego advocates and supporters came together to celebrate progress in the fight against cancer and spur on new discoveries by attending the Celebrity Chefs Cook Gala. This amazing event represented the heartfelt passion San Diego has for seeing cancer defeated. 2014 marked a passing of the torch as the annual Celebrity Chefs Cook Gala took on a new look and feel, becoming SPARK.

Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla, Dr. Scott Lippman, and the Moores Cancer Center Board of Visitors invite you to share in a rich tradition of spirited philanthropy by joining us at the 34th Annual Moores Cancer Center Gala: SPARK. Chaired by Wanda and Cam Garner, the event will benefit Moores Cancer Center’s Strategic Initiatives: excellence in patient care, accelerating breakthroughs for the best possible treatments and cures, and patient-centered programs and services. See a video of highlights from the 2014 SPARK gala.

Same spirit. Same cause. New name. SPARK.

Register now

For more information, contact Kathy Kiyan at 858-534-4289 or info@sparkgala.org.

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors and Supporters

Ignite Sponsor

Fred B. Luddy Family Foundation Inc.

Sparkling Sponsor

Susan and David Allred
Wanda and Cam Garner
Magda Marquet, PhD, and Francois Ferre, PhD

Shining Sponsor

Toby and Howard Cohen
Wain Fishburn
Richard Heyman
Jean and Gary Shekhter
Bobbi Warren / Marilynn Boesky
Joann and Eric Weitzen

Shimmering Sponsor

Bill and Amy Koman
Conrad T. Prebys and Debbie Turner

Glowing Sponsor

Robin and Bill Comer
Lynn and Dick Gordon
Dr. Chris Kane
Dr. Scott Lippman
Cinda Lucas

UC San Diego Department of Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences
Nina Madden Sabban
Mary and Ron Taylor  


Emerald Textile
Carol and George Lattimer


Elspeth and Jim Myer
Joy Glenner and David Bailey

Sponsorship Information

Sponsorship packet
Sponsorship form