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

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


Saturday, February 26, 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 February 26, 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 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.

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.

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 562.933.4483 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
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
MEDNAX
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
Windes

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