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Scripps 27th Annual Spinoff Gala

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Fred and Lynda Allen

The Scripps 27th Annual Spinoff Gala took place May 5 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine. Nearly 450 gala attendees filled the ballroom that was transformed by a Tree of Hope, which represented the hope, inspiration and courage of each patient as they navigate their own unique and individual cancer journey. The tree was decorated with ribbons, each a different color representing a different type of cancer.

The event raised $2.4 million to support Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center, which will open for patient care later this year.

Guests enjoyed a three-course dinner, dancing and cocktails while bidding on more than 40 silent and 10 live auction items, including unforgettable trips and priceless experiences.

Photos by Bob Ross and Carol Sonstein