Cancer Society celebrates in Del Mar

DEL MAR — The American Cancer Society 2012 Discovery Celebration, themed “Mission Under the Moon” will be held starting at 5:30 p.m. July 11 at L’Auberge Del Mar Resort & Spa, 1540 Camino Del Mar.Cancer survivor Blake VanderGeest will be honored with the Celebration of Life Award to acknowledge his personal battle against cancer and his inspiration to others.

Elizabeth Rice, chief executive officer of Innovative Employee Solutions is chairing this year’s event, with Senior Vice President of City National Bank Lindy Mamer, serving as vice chairwoman.

Guests will enjoy a festive, moonstruck evening under the stars, along with fine food, silent and live auctions and live musical entertainment. Cocktail attire is suggested. Tables for ten are available starting at $3,000, individual tickets are $300 each and additional sponsorship recognition benefits begin at $1,000. Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society’s research, education and patient service programs.

For more information about reservations to Mission Under the Moon, as well as donating live and silent auction items, and learning about sponsorship opportunities, call Vanessa Moos at (619) 682-7425, or email Vanessa at