Fundraising Events

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As Co-Chairs from all past Poker Bowl Tournaments, we’ve joined forces to celebrate 10 years of Poker Bowl!


While we're unable to get together for this year's tournament, our hope is that you'll sweeten the pot by pushing your donation all-in this year to help fund the virtual services that Cancer Support Community Pasadena currently offers those dealing with cancer during this pandemic.


Visit to play your hand - and receive a special discount to join us in 2021!


There's "no-limit" to our appreciation!

John Flynn, Cathy Heflin, Tom Mills,
Meshell Sohl, Brad Talt & Bill Ukropina

Your 2020 Poker Bowl Co-Chairs




Questions? Contact Kim Ferreira, Events Manager, at:

916.505.3444 |






"In this world in which we live simplicity and kindness are the only magic wants that work wonders"

- L. Frank Baum, The Emerald City of OZ

We hope you enjoyed your visit to Emerald City on Saturday evening! We can’t thank you enough for “attending” CSCP’s first-ever virtual Angel Gala, and oh, what a night it was! Thanks to YOU, we accomplished the following:

  • Because of your tremendous generosity, we raised an incredible $356,000! 

  • The virtual format dramatically lowered our gala expenses (a silver lining).

  • Most importantly, our net revenue is an unbelievable $321,000 to support our free programs and services for families facing cancer!

  • Over 600 people tuned in that evening, and since then, another 500 have watched the event online. 

Was it magic? No, it was all YOU! Thank you for your opening your hearts and sharing your resources so generously for families facing cancer during this pandemic. We are grateful!


Special thanks to:

  • Our intrepid Gala Co-Chairs: Ellen Driscoll, Sandy Kobeissi and Bill Ukropina

  • Our exceptional Honorees: Rosemari Annear, Bistro 45, City of Hope, Sharp Seating, and Charlotte and the late Joel Streng

  • Our courageous member testimonial: Elizabeth Mejia, LMFT, PsyD

  • Our loyal Honorary Chairs: Elizabeth Rusnak Arizmendi, Alice and Loren Brodhead, Suzanne and Brian Gilman, Anne and Peter Kennedy, Ellen and Harvey Knell, Conchita and Jim O'Kane, Rary Simmons, and Robin and Ben Stafford

  • Our generous Sponsors, Underwriters and Advertisers

  • Our CSCP Board of Directors, Staff and Group Facilitators

  • Our amazing Master of Ceremonies: John Cervenka

  • And everyone behind the scenes who turned our dream of a successful virtual gala into a reality for our members.

Stay well, stay happy, and stay with us. Thank you!


Patricia V. Ostiller, JD, CFRE

Executive Director

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