Evening with the Stars Celebrity Gala to Benefit Children with Cancer

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This year it's a new venue and a whole new ambiance


Soapdom Crown LogoIt’s not your typical gala, black tie affair, auction or fundraiser, but the DESI GEESTMAN FOUNDATION has a new event on its calendar that can best be described as “an experience”! 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!

“This year Evening with the Stars is being held at a completely new venue with a transformation from a cocktail party to a Celebrity Gala," says Desi Geestman Foundation founder Ileana Geestman. "And we are delighted to host such an exciting and rewarding evening with daytime celebrities who give their support to this special charity.”

This hallmark event gives guests and sponsors unprecedented opportunity to meet, mingle and dine with some of the most popular stars of daytime television. National networks represented include ABC, NBC, CBS, and SoapNet with stars from top shows such as General HospitalThe Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful and Days of Our Lives.

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 fought a courageous battle with Neuroblastoma at The City of Hope. Desi expressed her wish 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 and 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.

In previous years more than 500 guests attended the event to see Stars which included Doug Savant (Desperate Housewives), Maurice Bernard (Sonny, General Hospital), Ted King, (Alcazar, General Hospital),  Kelly Monaco (Sam, General Hospital), Corbin Bernsen, Cynthia Preston, Alicia Leigh Willis, Ron Moss (Ridge, Bold and the Beautiful), Natalia Livingston, Christian LeBlanc (Michael, Young and the Restless) and many, many more. 

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.

For additional information or to purchase tickets for this benefit over the phone at 818.515.0594 or web at www.eveningwiththestars.com.