Evening with the Stars 2008

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Soap stars turn out for celebrity gala to benefit children with cancer


Sebastian Roche (Jerry, General Hospital)It’s not your typical gala, black tie affair, auction or fundraiser, the DESI GEESTMAN FOUNDATION has a new event on its calendar that can best be described as both “glamorous and heartwarming”! The new Evening with the Stars Celebrity Gala being held on October 11, 2008 at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Universal City will be an event you won’t want to miss!

The gala begins with an exclusive pre-event champagne reception at 6 p.m. for VIP ticket holders and sponsors.  The main event begins at 7 p.m.  This hallmark event gives guests an unprecedented opportunity to meet, mingle and dine with some of the most popular stars of daytime television's westcoast produced soaps. National networks represented include ABC, NBC, CBS, and SoapNet with stars from top shows such as General Hospital, The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful and Days of Our Lives.

Funds raised at this event will go to support the mission of the Desi Geestman Foundation where over 80% of all contributions are used to directly improve the quality of life for children with cancer and their families by providing emotional and financial support.

Tickets for this “STAR” event are $125.00 per person and include dinner, music and dancing, networking and photo opportunities with celebrities and silent auction. (Limited seating) Event sponsorship and program book advertising available.  

The Desi Geestman Foundation (DGF) is a 501c3 non-profit organization.  DGF is named in honor of Desi Geestman, a brave twelve year old girl who, while fighting Neuroblastoma, developed a desire to help other cancer patients and their families; which is how DGF came to life. DGF has grown from a wish by our namesake to an organization providing vital assistance to hundreds of children since 1999.  The Mission of the foundation is to improve the quality of life for children suffering from cancer and their families. The foundation based in Los Angeles works to provide environments of support that alleviate emotional and economic trauma.  After the founding of the DGF in 1999, the cast and crew from shows of daytime television quickly enlisted to help raise funds and awareness of pediatric cancer and the impact the disease has on the entire family.

For additional information for this benefit, please call 818.515.0594 or visit:  www.eveningwiththestars.com

To date, confirmed attendees include:

Event Host:
Jon Kelley, ABC’s The Mole

Brandon Barash - Johnny Zacchara
Derk Cheetwood - Max Giambetti
Drew Cheetwood - Milo Giambetti
Rick Hearst - Ric Lansing
Carolyn Hennesy - Diane Miller
Kent King – Lainey Winters
Ted King - Lorenzo Alcazar
Lindze Letherman -   Georgie Jones
Lisa LoCicero - Olivia Falconeri
Minae Noji - Dr. Kelly Lee
Brittney Powell – Summer Holloway
Cynthia Preston - Faith Roscoe
Sebastian Roche – Jerry Jacks
Ignacio Serricchio - Diego Sanchez
Megan Ward - Kate Howard
Bergen Williams - Alice Gunderson
Alicia Leigh Willis - Courtney Matthews

Brandon Beemer - Owen Knight
Winsor Harmon - Thorne Forrester
Lesli Kay - Felicia Forrester
John McCook - Eric Forrester
Ronn Moss - Ridge Forrester

Daniel Goddard - Ethan “Cane” Ashby
Michael Gross - Lowell Baldwin
Kate Linder - Esther Valentine
Emily O’Brien - Jana Hawkes
Michelle Stafford - Phyllis Summers Abbott

Nadia Bjorlin - Chloe Lane
Darin Brooks - Max Brady
Molly Burnett - Melanie Layton
Shawn Christian - Dr. Daniel Jonas

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