Live Auction Stepping Out 2017

STEPPING OUT TO CELEBRATE LIFE 2017

Preview our exciting Live Auction items and plan your bidding strategy!


Item 1

A WEEK IN CANNES FRANCE ON THE COTE D’AZUR – Value $2,260

There is Only One Cannes

Cannes, home of the world-famous Film Festival, Lamborghinis, Ferraris, and playground of the rich and famous. Your stylish, air-conditioned apartment is in the very best location. Complete with a well-stocked kitchen for your cooking pleasure, the apartment has one master bedroom with queen bed, a loft with sleep sofa/futon that sleeps two, and two bathrooms. Outside your door serious shopping and restaurants await. Stroll along Boulevard de la Croisette, past sandy beaches, admire the chic boutiques and palatial hotels. Train and bus stations are close by, making this the perfect base for day trips to Monaco, Eze, Antibes and many other amazing locations. A $1,000 airline gift card completes this fabulous package.

Donated By:  Redwood Skytours Travel, Stepping Out To Celebrate Life

Conditions:  Available October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018 based on availability. Some blackout dates apply.


Item 2

AFTERNOON ON THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY – Value $3,650

A Private Luxurious Yacht for 20

Welcome aboard the 65-foot Nokomis luxury yacht. Plan your special four hour celebration with 20 of your closest friends. Take in the spectacular views of the San Francisco Bay. The yacht is outfitted for entertaining with a fully stocked bar, large salon, ample deck space and outdoor areas to relax, a fantastic sound system, and many more amenities. Lunch and beverages provided.

 Donated By:  Heffernan Insurance Brokers and Molly’s Kitchen Catering

Conditions:  Available March 1, 2018 to September 14, 2018. Four hour afternoon Bay Cruise. Subject to availability.


Item 3

PUNTA MITA MEXICO  –  EXCLUSIVE AND EXQUISITE – Value $5,000

Seven Nights at Hacienda de Mita – A Luxurious 3500 SQ-Ft. 3-Bedroom Condo

Tucked away on a small peninsula on the Pacific Coast of Mexico, just a short drive from Puerto Vallarta, Hacienda de Mita is situated within the gates of the Punta Mita Resort, home of the award winning Four Seasons Resort. The condo is located on an upper floor and comes with a spacious covered lanai, perfect for outdoor dining and lounging, state-of-the-art kitchen, three bedrooms that sleep 8 with en suite baths and unobstructed bay views. You will have access to a private beach club, infinity pool, two Jack Nicklaus Golf Courses and tennis courts. Customize your trip with onsite concierge services for adventure or relaxation, including airport pick up and drop off, fishing, whale watching, spa services, or salsa clubs and nightlife! Walking distance to the quaint Punta Mita fishing village for evening beach front dining. Perfect for families, couples, special occasions or a luxurious getaway.

Donated By:  John and Nina Gladish

Conditions:  Expires September 23, 2018 subject to availability. Airfare not included.


Item 4

STEPPING OUT WINE LIBRARY– Value $3,500

An Extraordinary Wine Collection

Tonight’s models, Stepping Out committee volunteers and the To Celebrate Life Breast Cancer Foundation Board have donated all the wines in this special collection. Explore and enjoy over 75 bottles of unique and interesting varietals from the wineries of California to the vineyards of France, Italy and beyond. All wines are valued at over $35 with many worth significantly more.

Donated By:  Stepping Out Models, Volunteers and the To Celebrate Life Breast Cancer Foundation Board of Directors


Item 5

THE BIG ISLAND BECKONS – Value  $8,700

Say “Aloha” to Seven Nights in a Townhome at Mauna Kea Resort, Hawaii

Kauna’oa is an intimate gated residential enclave in the heart of the Mauna Kea Resort. This luxurious home has three-plus bedrooms with en suite baths, ocean views, a private pool and hot tub. You will have access to a private spa and exercise facility, as well as, a private par-3 practice golf course designed by Weiskopf Designs Group. A short stroll takes you to two award-winning beaches.

Donated By:  Friends of To Celebrate Life

Conditions:  No major holidays. Available February 2018 – October 2018 on mutually agreed-upon dates.  Accommodations only, travel and cleaning fee not included. No children under 5 years. Maximum 6 people.


Item 6

VIP ENCHANATED GARDEN TOUR AND DINNER FOR EIGHT – Value Priceless

Feast on a Gourmet Tuscan Dinner by Chef David

Your enchanted evening begins with a VIP garden tour at the lovely Tiburon Estate of Dr. Roger and Mary Greenberg, your hosts for the evening. Stroll the remarkable garden paradise with a glass of champagne and take in the exotic plant collections, waterfall features and outdoor sculptures. The garden has been featured in Fine Gardening and Horticulture magazines. This one-of-a-kind experience will be followed by a gourmet multi-course Tuscan dinner prepared by David Haydon, executive chef and owner of Il Davide in San Rafael. His Tuscan-inspired menu will pair the delicate flavors of northern Italy with wonderful wines to complement the cuisine. The warm ambience of the evening will make you feel as if you are in paradise under the Tuscan moon.

Donated By:  Dr. Roger and Mary Greenberg, Louis Latour Wines, and Chef David Haydon of Il Davide.

Conditions:  A mutually agreed-upon date to be established from May 2018 to October 2018.


Item 7

UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN – Value $4,800

Seven Splendid Days in Panzano-In-Chianti – Tuscany

La Colonna at Villa Pecille is located on the Fontodi Wine Estate at the edge of the picturesque village of Panzano-in-Chianti in Tuscany. Overlooking the famous Conca d’Oro, Chianti’s best wine region, it is ideally located half way between Florence and Siena. The 17th Century farmhouse has been restored, retaining its old-world charm while introducing modern comforts. La Colonna has four bedrooms with en suite baths and is a 5-minute walk to town, shops and restaurants. It’s perfectly situated for day trips to nearby Tuscan towns. Adding to the enchantment:  a private garden, large pool and beautiful views.  And oh, did we mention…free WiFi on the premises? Sleeps 7-8.

Donated By:  Giovanna Manetti – Fontodi Wine Estate

Conditions:  Available on mutually agreed dates during the months of May 2018 and October 2018.  Must book no later than March 1, 2018. Fourth bedroom is small and good for a single person or children.


Item 8

ESCAPE TO VEGAS FOR THREE NIGHTS – AGAIN! – Value $2,250

And Take on an Elton John Concert From His Own Box Seats!

Your stylish Las Vegas escape for two begins at the upscale five star Vdara Hotel and Spa, an all-suite, gaming-free hotel located in the new City Center complex, near the Bellagio Hotel. Your grand luxurious suite is located on the 53rd floor with a dazzling view and a large spa-style soaking tub. The highlight of your escape will be the Elton John concert at Caesars Place on February 10, 2018. The five-time Grammy award winner is providing you with his personal seats, plus two backstage passes to the green room. End your Vegas experience with $250 for your dining pleasure. Plus we are including a $500 gift card on Southwest Airlines. Remember, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas!

Donated By:  Haesun and Robin Vandeveer, Scarborough Insurance Agency, and Stepping Out To Celebrate Life

Conditions:  Concert date is February 10, 2018. Hotel stay is from February 9, 2018 to February 12, 2018 (depart). Dates are firm.


Item 9

FUND A NEED – Value Priceless

Emergency Services

Raise your paddles to support Emergency Services. Why? Because when diagnosed with breast cancer, everything becomes an emergency, no matter who you are, or what your circumstances. Your donation will provide funds for diagnostic testing, navigational assistance through the medical system, help with insurance co-pays, transportation to doctor appointments and direct support to help with rent, utilities, meals and counseling.


NO ONE SHOULD FACE BREAST CANCER ALONE.  WITH YOUR HELP, NO ONE WILL!