Adventist Health Sonora Joie De Vie Gala Havana Nights

Joie de Vie Gala

Save the Date for the 2019 Joie de Vie Gala: Havana Nights!
Sunday, September 29, 2019 at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds!

Adventist Health Sonora will hold the 19th Annual Joie de Vie Gala at the Mother Lode Fairground’s John Muir Building in Sonora, California. Last year, the gala was a remarkable success, raising over $247,000 for the Cancer Patient Support Fund. The fund assists local cancer patients with a variety of expenses such as transportation to treatments, medical copays and uncovered prescriptions, as well as utility bills and household needs. “Thanks to the generosity of our community of donors who support the Cancer Patient Support Fund, Adventist Health Sonora is able to not only care for the medical needs of our local cancer patients but ensure they are cared for financially, emotionally and spiritually as well,” says Michelle Fuentes, President of Adventist Health Sonora. “The goal of the Cancer Patient Support Fund is to reduce anxieties and help our patients feel loved and supported by our amazing community.”

More than 450 people are expected at this year’s “Havana Nights” themed gala. The black-tie optional event will include dinner, live Cuban music and dancing from two-time Sammie Award nominees, The DonGato Latin Band, plus live and silent auctions, as well as paddle-raiser donations. Stay tuned for the reveal of the Keynote Speaker and Guest of Honor!

Kara Rachal, manager of philanthropy for Adventist Health Sonora, says last year’s auctions exceeded her expectations and she has high hopes for this year’s success, as well. “The generosity of our donors and this community is overwhelming. This kind of support for our friends and neighbors with cancer is both gratifying and humbling.”

Corporate sponsorships and individual ticket sales are currently underway. Guests can register via the online form below or by calling the Foundation Office at (209) 536-5022