Angel Gala Committee: Sitting from left to right: Elizabeth Anderson, Lisa Ashworth, Elizabeth Arnett, Dana Rodriguez, Kal Antoun, Denise Fasce, Suzy Sheedy. Standing from left to right: Melissa Alcorn, Lydia Valenta, Aida Petro ,Meg Symes, Anthony Guthmiller, Vicki Laidig, Andrea Coupe


The 25th Annual Angel Gala, “Bright Lights, Big City” benefitting Cancer Support Community Pasadena (CSCP), will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at downtown Los Angeles’ spectacular City Club. The event will feature a reception, dinner, entertainment, silent auction and an exciting live auction. This year’s Angel Award Honorees are Elizabeth Rusnak Arizmendi , and the Rusnak Auto Group for their generous and consistent support throughout the years.


The fun filled event will raise money for Pasadena’s Cancer Support Community, which provides free services to cancer patients, and their family members, including professionally led support groups, educational workshops and mind-body programs. Funds raised by the Annual Angel Gala are a significant source of revenue for Cancer Support Community Pasadena, a non-profit corporation that touches more than 2,000 people in the greater Pasadena community annually. “We are all very excited about the event that our co-chairs Kal Balian Anton, Elizabeth Arnett and Dana Rodriquez are planning in another amazing venue,” said CSCP Board President Tom Daly. “The Angel Gala will raise vital funds that enable Cancer Support Community Pasadena to provide free support for people facing cancer because no one should face cancer alone.”


Approximately 350 guests are expected to attend the 2017 Gala. Ticket cost is $250 per person with all proceeds going directly to CSCP. Tickets will be available to purchase on the Cancer Support Community Pasadena website.


For sponsorship opportunities or information, please contact Anthony Guthmiller, Event Coordinator at [email protected].


About Cancer Support Community


Cancer Support Community (CSCP) located at 200 East Del Mar Boulevard, Ste. 118, Pasadena is one of 50 Cancer Support Community affiliates located throughout the United States. Established in September 1990, the group ensures that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. CSCP has free programs that complement medical care, providing networking and support groups, workshops, education and social activities to cancer patients, care-givers, and those who have lost a loved one to cancer. The agency projects more than 12,000 visits between January and December 2014. CSCP is a private 501c 3 corporation governed by a local Board of Directors. All expenses are underwritten each year entirely by donations received from individuals, corporations and foundations.