24th Annual Gala Fundraiser and Fashion Show  September 28, 2019

September 28, 2019

5:30 p.m.
Cocktails and Silent Auction

7:00 p.m.
Dinner catered by McCalls
Live Auction

9:00 pm
Fashion Show featuring local models thriving after breast cancer.

Dancing to the music of Entourage
(Underwritten by the Blanche Thebom Trust Fund)

 

Marin Center Exhibit Hall
Avenue of the Flags
San Rafael, CA 94903

Black tie optional

Tickets & Reservations

Reserve tickets online. Please contact us for further information or call (415) 455-5882.

Entree Selection:

Beef: Boneless Beef Short Rib — braised in dry red wine, carmalized onion, cauliflower & potato puree, young root vegetables

Vegetarian: Ratatouille Stuffed Pipian Squash — with carrots, lentils, carrot curry sauce (Vegetarian option is vegan and gluten-free)

Value of goods and services per ticket is $150.  Any amount over the $150 is a charitable contribution and tax deductible.

Sponsor a Model

Show your love and support by Sponsoring a 2019 Stepping Out Model as they make their inspirational walk down the runway on September 28th, 2019.  

2019 Stepping Out Live Auction Preview

Take a LOOK at our our fabulous 2019 Live Auction items they include exotic and unique experiences, and luxurious getaways.  Start planning your bidding strategy now!

ITEM 1  MAUI – SEVEN NIGHTS OCEAN FRONT STUDIO FOR TWO
VALUE $2,160
NAPILI SHORES IN LAHAINA

Relax and chill out for a week in your beach digs at the oceanfront Napili Shores. This upper floor studio condo with a fully stocked kitchen is a slice of heaven. After a day of snorkeling and boogie boarding, enjoy cocktails on your lanai overlooking Napili Bay, one of Maui’s best beaches. Golf and tennis are minutes away in Kapalua, and you’re close to Kaanapali for shopping and wonderful restaurants.
DONOR: Stephanie Witt

ITEM 2  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 60+ bottles of unique and interesting varietals from the wineries of California to the vineyards of Italy and beyond. All wines are valued at over $40 with many worth significantly more.  CLICK HERE for the complete list of varietals in the Stepping Out Wine Library. 
DONOR: Stepping Out Models, Volunteers, and the To Celebrate Life Breast Cancer Foundation Board of Directors

ITEM 3  MONTANA – THE BIG SKY
VALUE $6,000
FIVE-NIGHT STAY AT THE RANCHES AT BELT CREEK

Your Montana vacation for six people includes 6 days/5 nights in a three-bedroom, two-bath luxury log home at The Ranches at Belt Creek. Five Star amenities and the great outdoors with panoramic views await you. Located 30 minutes outside Great Falls Montana, Montana Sporting Club at The Ranches at Belt Creek offers you luxury accommodations, gourmet dining and the great outdoors. Activities include horseback riding, fly-fishing, river rafting, ATVs or snowmobiles in the winter. Ranch Concierge services are available to assist you in customizing your Montana vacation.
DONOR: The Ranches at Belt Creek and Stepping Out To Celebrate Life

ITEM 4 EXCLUSIVE VINTNERS’ DINNER FOR 24
VALUE $5,400
A PRIVATE VINTNERS’ DINNER FOR 24 – INCAVO WINE LOUNGE 

Twenty-four guests will enjoy a fabulous private dinner hosted at INCAVO Wine Lounge in San Rafael. Your gourmet dinner will be paired with sommelier-curated wines from the cellars of INCAVO, sourced from some of the rarest, sought after and finest small local wineries in the Napa Valley. You will also take home a custom painted “To Celebrate Life” magnum of Cabernet Sauvignon from Rebellium Wines by Blake Jordan valued at $1,500. The perfect way to celebrate with friends and family. Good food, good wine, good vibes…Salute!
DONOR: Blake Jordan of INCAVO Wine Lounge and Anonymous

ITEM 5 THE BIG ISLAND BECKONS

VALUE $9,800
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.
DONOR: Friends of To Celebrate Life

ITEM 6 NEW YORK STATE OF MIND
VALUE $3,000

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – FOUR NIGHTS  

Start spreading the news — you’re going to New York! Live it up in the heart of Manhattan in your king-size suite at The Hilton Club. Located in the heart of midtown, you’ll be within walking distance of a multitude of attractions — Central Park, MOMA, Broadway, Rockefeller Center and shopping on Fifth Avenue. Your getaway includes two orchestra seats to the Broadway play Hamilton, two VIP tickets to The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, a $150 certificate at Balthazar, described as New York’s most authentic French bistro, and wait, we’re not done yet — $500 towards your flights. Start packing!  Trip is scheduled for May 15-18, 2020. No changes to dates.
DONOR: Scott and Kris Geller, Scarborough Insurance Agency, The Tonight Show, Stepping Out

ITEM 7 THE ULTIMATE LUXURIOUS WINE COUNTRY ESCAPE
VALUE $6,000
TWO NIGHTS AT CALISTOGA RANCH

Four people will experience the ultimate Napa Valley retreat at the acclaimed Calistoga Ranch. Nestled in a secluded Upper Napa Valley canyon on 157 lush, oak-lined acres, the luxurious lodge offers two-bedroom suites with a deep soaking tub, private hot tub, fully equipped kitchen, living room and an outdoor entertaining area with fireplace. Hiking, biking, bocce court, gym, pool and spa facilities are all included in your package. Your wine country getaway wouldn’t be complete without a VIP wine tour and tasting at the one-of-a-kind boutique winery, Phifer Pavitt in Calistoga. 
DONOR: Michelle Griffin and Phifer Pavitt

ITEM 8 COSTA RICA NATURE & BEAUTY
VALUE $3,590
COSTA RICA CALLS – ONE-WEEK STAY FOR SIX IN A PRIVATE COSTA RICAN HOME

The privacy, the beach, the private pool and the lush tropics of Playa Grande, on Costa Rica’s famous Gold Coast, will sweep you off your feet during a one-week stay in this beautiful home. Situated on the beach, in the exclusive community of Palm Beach Estates, this private three-bedroom, two-bath home can easily accommodate six guests. Featuring a spacious Grand Room with an adjoining state of the art kitchen, the home is the ultimate escape. Adventures abound when you venture beyond the backyard pool and shady patio. Surfing, world-class golf, kayaking, deep-sea fishing, boating excursion, hiking or mountain biking are just some of the activities awaiting you. Perfect for a family vacation, gal pal getaway or surf buddies escape. Maid service and concierge is included and a European chef is available for an additional fee.   One week in June, July, August or November of 2020.
DONOR: Dennis and Annette Sullivan ​

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 doctors’ 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.
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Become a Model

We welcome women and men diagnosed with breast cancer who would like to model in the Stepping Out Gala fashion show. Models of all sizes, ages and stages of treatment or post-treatment are invited to participate in this very special event – simply complete the Become a model form to get started.

Thank You to our Generous 2019 Gala Sponsors

PREMIER PARTNER

PARTNERS

Jeanne Sciutti Capurro

BENEFACTORS

Anonymous

Kathryn Niggeman

PATRONS

Dr. and Mrs. Roger Greenberg

Frank and Lois Noonan

Janice and Eduard Still

Nancy P. and Richard K. Robbins Family Foundation

SUPPORTERS

Anonymous

Gruber Family Foundation

FRIENDS

CONTRIBUTORS

The David R. Stern Fund of the Common Counsel Foundation

Elizabeth Wimberly

MEDIA PARTNERS

PRINT PARTNER

 

If you’ve never attended Stepping Out, you don’t know what you are missing. Enjoy a video of fashion show runway photos from the spectacular 2018 Stepping Out gala, HOLLYWOOD, An Evening of Glitz and Glamour!

2018 GALA HIGHLIGHTS

Thank You to our 2018 Sponsors

To Celebrate Life gratefully thanks our 2018 Stepping Out Sponsors whose generous support contributed to our 2019 Grants Program. Grant awards will fund San Francisco Bay Area nonprofit programs serving underserved women and men living with breast cancer. Every day, critical direct and emergency services will make a difference in their lives.

Your contributions support multiple stages of treatment and a range of services for healing. We put your dollars to work in the community.