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To Celebrate Life Breast Cancer Foundation to Host 2013 Stepping Out Gala and Fashion Show, 9/28


To Celebrate Life Breast Cancer Foundation brings the excitement of Las Vegas in the 1960's to Marin as they present their 18th annual gala and fashion show STEPPING OUT - VIVA LAS VEGAS! The Foundation's largest annual fundraiser will feature 34 women and two men, all breast cancer survivors, as they walk the runway on Saturday, September 28th at the Marin Center Exhibit Hall, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael.

This evening of fine dining, fashion, dancing and outstanding live and silent auctions, is one of Marin County's most anticipated galas. The event raises funds to support To Celebrate Life Breast Cancer Foundation's grants program that distributes money to Bay Area nonprofit organizations providing direct services to people dealing with breast health issues.

Tickets are $225 and may be purchased online at or email For more information, call 415-455-5882.

Festivities begin at 5:30 pm with beverages at the Lady Luck cocktail lounge, along with the silent auction. Guests will have the opportunity to bid on items such as getaways to Cavallo Point in Sausalito, Madrona Manor in Healdsburg, and L'Auberge Carmel, fine wines and theater tickets. Enjoy a gourmet dinner catered by McCalls and participate in a spirited Live Auction with Fund A Need.

The highlight of the evening is an amazing fashion show with breast cancer survivor models, escorted by prominent physicians from the medical community, on an emotional and uplifting walk down the runway. Models will wear fashions from UKO, Macy's Northgate, Alice Becker, Eileen Fisher, West Coast Leather, and Helen Lyall. After dinner, let luck be a lady at the Lady Luck Casino with poker and card games. High rollers welcome! Rounding off the festivities is dancing to The Richard Olsen Orchestra.

Best of Live Raffle: The odds are in your favor with the Best of Live raffle offering a chance to win one of four Live Auction items before the official bidding begins. (ONLY 150 tickets will be sold - need not be present to win.) Best of Live raffle items include a North Lake Tahoe getaway, a 7-night vacation in the heart of Mauna Kea Resort on the Big Island, a 2-night stay at the exclusive Mayacama golf club in Sonoma County, and a week at the highly acclaimed Rancho La Puerta Fitness Resort & Spa. For more information:

Sponsor a Model: Friends and family who cannot attend this year's event, but would like to support the cause, can show their love by sponsoring a 2013 model as they make their inspirational walk down the runway. One way suggested sponsorship is $25; round trip, $50 and can be made online:

To Celebrate Life Breast Cancer Foundation is a volunteer-based organization whose mission is to raise funds and grant financial assistance to nonprofit organizations that provide services and support to people living with breast cancer. Since its inception in 1996, the Foundation has raised and distributed over $3.75 million to Bay Area non-profits that help people who are dealing with breast cancer or who have breast health concerns. For more information, call (415) 455-5882 or visit

Photo Credit: Patty Spinks

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