More than 500 people, who together had already committed more than $1.3 million to Sutter Health’s California Pacific Medical Center, attended the organization’s biennial “Wishes for Wellness” fundraiser in the fall.
The event, co-chaired by Sloan Barnett, Sharmin Bock, Carol Bonnie, Carolyn Chang, M.D., Lisa Grotts, and Christopher Lenzo, celebrated one of CPMC’s beloved leaders, its two new hospitals and four of its physicians, all of whom who are striving to create a new era in health for San Francisco.
Among those celebrating CPMC’s achievements was Denise Hale, who donated $1 million to the Foundation, and credits Dr. Laurie Green for saving her life.
“With a philanthropic gift of $1 million, Denise Hale has helped to bring a nationally recognized physician in the treatment of ovarian and other complex pelvic cancers to CPMC,” noted Kimberly Carlisle, the communications director for the CPMC Foundation.
“The Denise and Prentis Cobb Hale Endowed Chair in Gynecological Oncology was recently awarded to an extraordinary physician and brilliant young researcher, Dr. John Chan, who is joining CPMC from UCSF,” she said.
Five doctors were honored at the event: Martin Brotman, M.D., Laurie Green, M.D., Mohammed Kashani-Sabet, M.D., William Stewart, M.D., and David Tong, M.D.
“At CPMC, we believe anything is possible, and we are striving to create a world where being healthy is not the exception but the rule,” said event co-chair Carol Bonnie. “We are your companion on the road to a vital, healthy and passionate life. This event brings us all together in celebration of our shared values.”
Allison Speer Public Relations, Blue Angel Vodka, Charles Creek Vineyard, The Fairmont San Francisco, Hartmann Studios, Ken Fulk, Inc., Millennium Partners and Shelby Designs & Illustrates donated their time and efforts for the evening, and Chanel donated $25k.
Proceeds benefitted Women’s & Children’s Health, Cancer Services, the Institute for Health & Healing, and the Neurosciences departments of CPMC.