DFOS Announcement Updated


Dancing for Our Stars "The Beat Goes On" Gala

Benefiting MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute

About the Event

MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center Foundation’s annual gala, Dancing for Our Stars (DFOS), has become one of the hottest philanthropic events in Long Beach.  This year, we are excited to continue our themed DFOS brand that aligns with and features our hospital’s Center of Excellence benefiting from each year’s gala proceeds.

Presented by the Don Temple Family Charitable Foundation, the 2020 DFOS “The Beat Goes On” Gala will benefit MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute and feature dancers from the community who either have been personally touched by heart disease, or have a desire to support leading-edge heart and vascular care.  Each dancer will partner with a professional dancer or significant other to perform an enthralling dance to an upbeat, popular song from any era of their choice.  Supporters and event attendees will have an opportunity to support their favorite dancer(s) via “voting with their dollars” prior to and during the event as dancers vie for the coveted DFOS Champion Crystal Award.

Tickets are on sale now, and sponsorship, underwriting, and program advertisement opportunities are also available.  We look forward to celebrating a memorable evening with you!

Ways to Support

Meet Our 2020 Dancers

Wayne Chaney Sr.

Wayne Chaney Sr.

Firefighter, Long Beach Fire Department

Marcelle Epley

Marcelle Epley

President & CEO, Long Beach Community Foundation

Jan Rice

Jan Rice

Sales Account Director

Sofia Riley

Sofia Riley

President, TGIS Catering Services, Inc.

Robert Senske, Jr.

Robert Senske, Jr.

Co-Founder, LifeRefinance.com, and Renowned Long Beach Artist

Event Contact

For more information, please contact the Events Office at 562.933.1660 or EventsMMCF@memorialcare.org

 Click below to view highlights from last year’s event that benefited MemorialCare Todd Cancer Institute.

Thank you to our generous supporters to date:

Title Sponsor
Don Temple Family Charitable Foundation

Swing Sponsor
Frank and Lisa Chapman

Quick Step Sponsors
Judy and Dr. Bill Webster
Karen and Joe Zucchero

Tango Sponsor
Robert and Pamela Funari

Salsa Sponsors
Memorial Cardiology Medical Group, Inc.
Port of Long Beach
Trench Shoring Company

Cha Cha Sponsors
CSI Electrical Contractors, Inc.
P2S Inc.

Fox Trot Sponsors
Phil and Charlene Bosl
Bob and Mary Alice Braly
John Fielder and Donita Van Horik
Mari Hooper
Jim and Kathy Lingle
Northern Trust
Gainer and Lynne Pillsbury
Thomas B. Rogers and Sally Anderson

Photography Underwriter
Evalyn M. Bauer Foundation

Champagne Underwriter
Fairview Warner, LLC/Olga Megdal