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Dancing for Our Stars “Puttin’ On The Ritz” Gala,
Benefiting MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center and Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital

Saturday, September 9th, 2023
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The Westin Long Beach   
333. E Ocean Ave, Long Beach CA 90802

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!

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Ways to Support

Meet Our Dancers

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 Heart & Vascular Institute at Long Beach Medical Center.

Thank you to our generous supporters to date:

Title Sponsor

  • Don Temple Family Charitable Foundation

Salsa Sponsor

  • Women's Anesthesia Department, Miller Children's & Women's Hospital

Cha-Cha Sponsor

  • Kathy Lingle

Foxtrot Sponsor

  • Bob and Mary Alice Braly
  • Bob and Pam Funari
  • Brascia Builders


  • Dameron Family Foundation
  • Bob and Pam Funari
  • Mari Hooper
  • Fairview Warner LLC
Quick Step
  • Anonymous