Adventist Health Sonora Joie De Vie Gala Havana Nights

Joie de Vie Gala

More than $149,000 was raised at Adventist Health Sonora's 19th annual Joie de Vie Gala, a benefit for the Cancer Patient Support Fund held at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds on Sunday, September 29, 2019. The crowd of 430 enjoyed a festive evening that included a plated dinner, silent and live auctions, presentation of the Irving Symons Award, and an outpouring of generosity to support local cancer patients. Musical entertainment was provided by the DonGato Latin Band.

The Cancer Patient Support Fund provides support to cancer patients and their families as they navigate a cancer diagnosis. Through this fund, Adventist Health Sonora is able to support patients with transportation to and from appointments, acupuncture of neuropathies, medications not covered by health insurance, and more. The event featured three guests of honor - local cancer patients and survivors who have utilized the Cancer Patient Support Fund. The guests of honor were greeted with a standing ovation after sharing their words of gratitude and thanks with the audience.

The Irving Symons Award for Outstanding Community Service was presented to Ron and Anne Patel. Both have been influential in nonprofit organizations such as Adventist Health Sonora, Meals on Wheels, Habitat for Humanity Tuolumne County, Rotary, and more. The keynote address was given by Dr. Robert Emmons on the power of gratitude through the healing journey. Dr. Emmons is a Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Davis, a leader in the positive psychology movement, and the founding editor and editor-in-chief of The Journal of Positive Psychology.

Thank you to our generous sponsors for helping make this event such a great success for our community.

Diamond Sponsors
Black Oak Casino Resort and the Tuolumne Band of MeWuk Indians
Yosemite Pathology

Gold Sponsors
Auto Tech & Tires
Glenn S. Caldwell Insurance Services
Chicken Ranch Casino
Dr. Mihoko Fujita
Royce Construction
Timothy and Jennifer Trujillo

Sponsor of the Irving Symons Award

Sonora Area Foundation

Silver Sponsors
Avalon Care Center
California Gold Development Group
Clarke Broadcasting
J. Hart Plumbing
Dr. Yousef Khelfa
Shari Lyons, Realtor
Nate's Tree Service
Northern California Spine
Prime Lending
Safari Smiles
Sierra Emergency Medical Group
Wheeler & Egger CPAs

Bronze Sponsors
Blue Mountain Minerals
Bristol Hospice
Cutler Segerstrom Insurance Agency/Leavitt Group
Donald K. Westbie, MD
Fred and Darlene Mathews
Kate and Charles Segerstrom
Oak Valley Community Bank
Tuolumne County Arts Alliance