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Celebration of Caring Gala

August 19, 2017 5:00 pm
Madonna Expo Center 

Join us for San Luis Obispo’s premier black tie event! The 11th annual Celebration of Caring Gala will be held on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at the Madonna Expo Center, which will be transformed as you’ve never seen it before for this year’s theme – Haute Havana: An elegant escape to a Cuban hideaway.

Sip champagne and rum cocktails, enjoy the elaborate décor, peruse our extensive silent auctions, indulge in a special three-course dinner, and participate in our exciting live auction, all while supporting the good work of French Hospital Medical Center.

The evening also includes the presentation of the prestigious Louis Tedone, MD Humanitarian Award to this year’s recipient – Noreen Martin.

All proceeds from the event benefit the patients and programs of French Hospital, your award-winning not-for profit hospital.

Check back soon for registration.

View Sponsorship Opportunities, starting at $500.

Questions? Email or call 805-542-6496.


2016 Celebration of Caring Gala Raises More Than $400,000

Held on August 20, 2016, the eleventh annual Celebration of Caring Gala raised more than $400,000 to support the Copeland Health Education Pavilion and the Breast Cancer Prevention Fund at French Hospital Medical Center. Over 460 guests attended the black tie event, held at the Madonna Expo Center for the first time. The Expo Center was visually transformed into a 'Shanghai Supper Club' and offered a unique Asian-inspired menu like nothing ever before served at Madonna Inn. The event included a martini and sake reception, a gourmet three course dinner, amazing live and silent auctions, music, and the presentation of the 2016 Louis Tedone, MD Humanitarian Award to Dr. Gilbert H. Stork.

The Foundation expresses its sincere thanks to the many sponsors, contributors, and volunteers who made the event such a success.


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