Planners chosen for gala to benefit American Cancer Society

RANCHO SANTA FE — Ann Haddad and Sharon Blanchet have been named chairwomen of the second annual American Cancer Society San Diego Discovery Gala.
Mark Sopp, Mary Parra and Vince Heald are committee chairmen for the fall event. The Beach Party-themed event will be held Nov. 14 at the Paradise Point Resort & Spa on Mission Bay.
Guests can partake of tasting stations, silent and live auctions, on-going entertainment and activities. Tables for 10 are $3,000. Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society’s research, education and patient service programs.
“The greatest thing about the American Cancer Society is not where they stand today, it’s where they are going tomorrow,” Blanchet said. “I love their work. Their research program is building the knowledge needed to get cures, and their volunteers are the most caring people. They understand, and help. That is the bottom line. They earn our support very day,”
The committee is currently seeking auction donations, sponsors and additional committee members. San Diegans interested in making a difference in the fight against cancer can call (619) 682-7455 or e-mail

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