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Spring Forward Against Cancer Gala features Kathryn Kennedy and Storrs wines

Spring Forward Against Cancer Gala
Lynn Banks Marketing

The Santa Cruz Cancer Benefit Group announces its 19th Annual Spring Forward Against Cancer Gala on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the Cocoanut Grove Ballroom in Santa Cruz at 5:30 p.m.

Guests will be transported back in time with a Boardwalk Empire themed gala, with period dress optional. Cost is $150 per person and $300 per couple, or with the following inclusive packages.

Gala packages

Go bigger with the $360 Boardwalk Wine Package and beat prohibition with two gala tickets and two bottles of premium Santa Cruz Mountains wine, 2011 Storrs Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay and 2011 Kathryn Kennedy "Small Lot Cabernet" Santa Cruz Cabernet Sauvignon.

Or, be a head gangster with the $2,000 Empire package and seat your own table of 10.

Event includes: Reception, live and silent auction, sit down dinner, live music and more! Romney Dunbar will MC the event and Fred Keeley will be the auctioneer for the live auction.

Menu by Barbara & Co.

Butter lettuce salad with fresh pears, blue cheese, and candied pecans tossed in honey Dijon dressing and choice of Macadamia crusted ono with pineapple mango salsa and medley of roasted potatoes or prime rib au jus, scalloped potatoes, shaved horseradish and sour cream or penne pasta with roasted bell pepper sauce, artichokes and olives. Dessert and coffee is included.

Get tickets now for what is sure to be the best party of the year.

Rsvp required. For information call 831-465-1989 or visit website

All proceeds benefit the following Santa Cruz County organizations: Hospice of Santa Cruz County, Jacob’s Heart Children’s Cancer Support Services, Katz Cancer Resource Center, UCSC Biomedical Sciences, Santa Cruz, Teen Kitchen Project and WomenCARE Cancer Advocacy. The Santa Cruz Cancer Benefit Group is a 501(c) 3 organization. #77-0474745.

By June Smith