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Dancing for Our Stars The Beat Goes On Gala
Benefiting MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute

Saturday, June 25, 2022 @ 6:00 pm
Hyatt Regency Long Beach

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. 

Presented by the Don Temple Family Charitable Foundation, the much-anticipated DFOS “The Beat Goes On” Gala will take place at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach on June 25, 2022 and will benefit MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute. The event will feature dancers from the community who have either been personally touched by heart disease, or have a desire to support leading-edge heart and vascular care. Each featured dancer has a moving story to share with you through their performance and your support is both meaningful to them and pivotal to the growth of our Heart & Vascular Institute. 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) by “voting with their dollars” prior to and during the live event as dancers vie for the coveted DFOS Champion Crystal Award.

Please note that TICKETS TO THE LIVE EVENT ARE CURRENTLY SOLD OUT, however, Livestream tickets + sponsorship/underwriting/program advertising opportunities are still available. Additionally, all previously purchased sponsorships, ads, and tickets have automatically transferred to this rescheduled event. We look forward to celebrating this fun and memorable evening with you!

    A Note about COVID Protocols

    MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center is committed to the safety of all event attendees. We strongly encourage everyone to be vaccinated. Masks and hand sanitizer will be available at the event for your comfort and convenience. If you are showing any COVID 19 symptoms or have been recently exposed to someone who has tested positive, we kindly ask that you consider not attending the event to prevent the further spread of the virus. Please note that COVID 19 safety protocols will continue to be monitored and may dictate further changes to this event. Thank you.

    Click here to be added to the Live Event Tickets Waitlist

    As each featured dancer has a moving story to share with you through their performance, your support is both meaningful to them and pivotal to the growth of our Heart & Vascular Institute. Please click on our FAQ page for more details regarding options and benefits for our paid sponsors and ticket holders and how your participation and support that night can be vital to our success. We look forward to celebrating a memorable evening with you!

    Ways to Support

    Meet Our 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.

    Also featuring: Robert Senske, Jr.

    Also featuring: Robert Senske, Jr.

    Renowned Long Beach Artist

    Event Contact

    For more information, please contact the Events Office at 562.933.4483 or

     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
    Gilbert Dodson/Corridor Recycling, Inc.
    John and Patricia Wang
    Judy and Dr. Bill Webster
    Karen and Joe Zucchero

    Tango Sponsor
    Robert and Pamela Funari

    Salsa Sponsors
    Cherese Mari Laulhere Foundation
    Keesal, Young and Logan
    John and Nina Mehigan
    Memorial Cardiology Medical Group, Inc.
    Josephine Molina and Heather Rudy
    The Murchison Family
    Port of Long Beach
    TGIS Catering (2)
    Trench Shoring Company
    Mike and Liza Van Dyke

    Cha Cha Sponsors
    CSI Electrical Contractors, Inc.
    Brian and Karen Donaldson
    Jayne Lastusky and Craig Dougherty
    LB Convention & Visitors Bureau
    P2S Inc.
    Sandy Wells

    Fox Trot Sponsors
    Phil and Charlene Bosl
    Bob and Mary Alice Braly
    Patti and Paul Brown
    Sathya Chey
    John Fielder and Donita Van Horik
    Karen Holm and Dale Carey
    Mari Hooper
    Jim and Kathy Lingle
    Hooper, Lundy, & Bookman
    Julie and Steve Kinsbursky
    LBMC Pathology Medical Group
    Loren and Greg Miner
    Northern Trust
    Gainer and Lynne Pillsbury
    Thomas B. Rogers and Sally Anderson
    Vern and Trish Schooley
    Harini and Dr. Shaun Setty
    Tammy Newland-Shishido - Keller Williams Shoreline
    Erich and Susan Wise

    Photography Underwriter
    Evalyn M. Bauer Foundation

    Valet Parking Underwriter
    Drs. Martha and Faustino Bernadett

    Champagne Underwriter
    Fairview Warner, LLC/Olga Megdal

    Wine Underwriter
    David G. Carver, CLU

    Crystal Awards Underwriter
    Bob and Mary Alice Braly