White Light White Night 2015
This past Saturday night, Walk With Sally hosted it’s 9th Annual White Light White Night in El Segundo, CA. Thanks to the generous community, celebrity guests and sponsors the event raised over $220,000 net which will benefit their free of charge mentoring support programs and services that provide an emotionally safe environment for children who are debilitated by the emotional experience of living with or losing a parent or sibling to cancer.
Walk With Sally, a non-profit based in Los Angeles, CA is committed to providing healing and comfort to children debilitated by the emotional experience of living with or losing a parent or sibling to cancer. This healing is facilitated through free of charge mentoring support programs and services that provide an emotionally safe environment for children to share their difficult experience with someone who has suffered the same.
On Saturday, August 22, 2015 guests were encouraged to wear white and enjoy several aspects throughout the event, including live music from Super Diamond [The Neil Diamond Tribute], red carpet with celebrities in attendance, VIP experiences, along with gourmet bites from over 20 restaurants during the Taste of Los Angeles. The festivities also included specialty cocktails and a local craft beer garden and boutique wine garden.Throughout the evening Walk With Sally hosted a silent and live auction which led to a net profit of more than $220,000 raised! Red carpet and Fox Sports host, Jessica Rosales welcomed special guests including Actor Greg Daniel, from True Blood who arrived looking dapper. Actresses Linsey Godfrey, Jacqueline Macinnes Wood, Ashleigh Brewerand Kim Matula from Bold and the Beautiful were seen making it a ladies night as they sipped on specialty cocktails and chatted about their cancer-related stories with attendees and took photos with fans.
KCAL 9 News Reporter, Serene Branson hosted the evening and presented The Beacon of Light Award which honors individuals who give above and beyond year after year to help grow Walk With Sally’s mission, was presented to Todd Klawin of Our Media Group, LLC and South Bay Magazine for all of his hard work and support throughout the years. Serene also honored Maureen McBride and mentee, Isabel “Izzy” Ramirez who were both honored with the Friendship of the Year Award. Maureen, who lost her father to lymphoma in 1998, was matched with Izzy more than eight years ago through Walk With Sally.
Other attendees included KTLA Cher Calvin, Dallas Cowboy’s James Anderson, ESPN Sports Reporter Arash Markazi, Good Day LA Liz Habib, Fit TV’s Devin Alexander, Food Network Star Adam Gertler, Framework’sNolen Niu, beauty media maven Dawn McCoy and the stunning American Fitness Instructor, Denise Austin.