Holiday Gala


Saturday, December 7, 2019
6:00 p.m.


Monarch Beach Resort
1 Monarch Beach Resort
Dana Point, CA 92629

Event Information:

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View 2018 Holiday Gala Candid Photos

View 2018 Holiday Gala Candid Portraits

The Mission Hospital Holiday Gala was an enormous success - raising more than $2 million - thanks to the engagement of more than 550 inspired community members, physician partners and our dynamic gala chairs: Dana and Dr. James Bredenkamp, Barbie and Dr. George Miranda and Drs. Michele Staunton and John Shaver.

The evening celebrated the millions of dreams that will come true thanks to the expanded cancer programs and services within Mission's new Judi and Bill Leonard Institute for Cancer Prevention, Treatment and Wellness. Thrilling moments included an inspirational performance by Deanna and Jon Ramsay and their children - ages 5, 7, 12 and 14. They brought the house to its feet with a standing ovation and then shared their Mission Hospital grateful patient experience.

Three remarkable community members - Brendan, Claudia and Debbie - shared their encounters with cancer and thanked the amazing physicians who cared for them, healing them in body, mind and spirit. Their stories are in the video linked below.

Guests enjoyed bidding on live and super silent auctions, including two front-row tickets to a Gwen Stefani concert, an exclusive meet and greet after the concert and transportation to the Las Vegas venue in a private jet. Other auction items included a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Tuscany and FOX NFL Sunday producer for a day experience. Idit and Moti Ferder of Lugano Diamonds donated an exquisite set of white and black diamond bangles, valued at $27,800, which was raffled at the event.

For any questions regarding the 2019 Holiday Gala, please contact Jessika Abbott at (949) 365-3844/

Video Presentations from the 2018 Holiday Gala