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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! For those who missed the event, but still want to support our hospitals, please click on the Support Now button.

Dancing with Our StarsAbout 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 gala will take place at The Westin Long Beach on September 9, 2023.

The 2023 gala will benefit the comprehensive mission and impact of both MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center and MemorialCare Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach, while highlighting the following areas: the Cherese Mari Laulhere BirthCare Center, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, MemorialCare Comprehensive Stroke Center, MemorialCare Orthopedic & Spine Institute, and our Pulmonary/Respiratory Department. The event features seven dancers listed below who have a personal connection to one of these diverse areas of care. 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!

Ways to Support

Meet Our Dancers

Event Contact

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

Click below to view highlights from last year’s event that benefited MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute at Long Beach Medical Center.


Thank you to our generous supporters to date:

Title Sponsor:
  • Temple Family Charitable Foundation
Swing Sponsor:
  • Miller Children's Hospital Long Beach Auxiliary
Waltz Sponsor:
  • Lisa & Frank Chapman
Quick Step Sponsors:
  • Anonymous
  • The Cooper Steinhauser Foundation
  • Corridor Recycling
  • Joe & Karen Zucchero
  • Memorial Radiation Oncology Medical Group

Tango Sponsors: 

  • John & Nina Mehigan
  • Tom Rogers & Resa Evans
  • John & Patricia Wang

Salsa Sponsors: 

  • F&M Bank
  • Patterson Construction Group
  • Port of Long Beach
  • Chris & Aliada Steinhauser
  • Women's Anesthesia Department, Miller Children's & Women's Hospital

Cha-Cha Sponsors:

  • Ensemble/ Kam Babaoff
  • Robert & Nancy Foster
  • Halbert Hargrove
  • James & Kathy Lingle
  • St. Mary's Medical Foundation
  • Turner Construction Co.
  • Sandy Wells

Foxtrot Sponsors:

  • Phil & Charlene Bosl
  • Bob & Mary Alice Brady
  • Brascia Builders
  • Bob & Pam Funari
  • CSU, Long Beach
  • Randy & Nancy Gordon
  • JP Morgan Private Bank South Bay
  • Sharilyn & Peter Kelly
  • Long Beach Memorial Pathology Medical Group
  • P2S Inc.


  • Dameron Family Foundation
  • Bob & Pam Funari
  • Norm Wilson & Sons
  • Fairview Warner LLC
  • Mari Hooper
  • TGIS Catering
Bar Sponsor
  • Curtin Maritime / Kelly Curtin
  • Deanne & Richard Rudy
Red Carpet Photography
  • Mari Hooper
Crystal Awards
  • Jim & Gail Gray