Relive highlights from our record-breaking 2023 Dancing for Our Stars gala 
that supported our MemorialCare Long Beach hospitals!

About the EventTwo dancers at the Annual Dancing for Our Stars Gala

MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center Foundation’s 14th 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 gala will take place at The Westin Long Beach on Saturday, September 7, 2024.

The 2024 gala will benefit the comprehensive mission and benefit areas at MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center and MemorialCare Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach. The event features dancers who have a personal connection to one of the areas of care at our hospitals. Supporters and event attendees will have an opportunity to support their favorite courageous and compassionate dancer(s) by “voting with their dollars” prior to and during the live event as dancers vie for the coveted DFOS Champion Crystal Award!

Thanks to the generous support of our Long Beach community, a record-breaking $692,000 in total proceeds was raised for our hospitals at the 13th Annual Dancing for Our Stars “Puttin’ on the Ritz” Gala. Throughout the night, seven dancers who have a personal connection to our Long Beach hospitals showcased their best moves and one was crowned the 2023 champion. Congratulations to Kathie Lozano Sitton!

Ways to Support

Meet our 2024 Dancers!
Click on each dancer’s name to learn more and support them as they dance in support of our MemorialCare Long Beach hospitals.

Adriana Lanting

Dr. Ioana Pal

Josephine Molina

Monique McCrimmon

Trish Rasmussen

Thank you to our generous supporters:

Title Sponsor:
  • Temple Family Charitable Foundation
Swing Sponsor:
  • Miller Children's Hospital Long Beach Auxiliary
Quickstep Sponsor:
  • Bob & Pam Funari
Tango Sponsor:
  • Corridor Recycling, Inc.
  • Joe & Karen Zucchero
Foxtrot Sponsors: 
  • Mari Hooper
  • Jim & Kathy Lingle
  • Lynne Pillsbury
  • Your Wellness and Achievements, Inc.


  • Dameron Family Foundation
  • Kevin & Jennifer Peterson
  • Brascia Builders
  • Fairview Warner LLC
  • P2S LP
Sponsor Party:
  • Keesal, Young & Logan
Red Carpet Photography
  • Brascia Builders

Event Contact

For more information, please contact the Events Office at 562.933.4483 or [email protected]