Gala Lights Up the Westin
Nearly 500 people dressed up and stepped out to support the Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona’s premier gala, May 8, 2015. They filled the ballroom at the Westin La Paloma and cheered on their favorite dance teams, with a fervor.
All 11 dance teams showed off what heart and determination can do and the crowd showed their appreciation for the unbridled entertainment the duos provided.
By the end of the night four of the Diaper Bank’s Stars walked away with awards for their renditions of particular dance styles and of course only one could be the Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment People’s Choice Award winner. Tucson Medical Center’s Donna Fulton, MD and her partner John Caballero danced away with the top honor when all the votes were in and counted.
By night’s end Fulton was also the winner of the swing contest, Alacia Sooter and her partner Andrew Piorkowski took the title for the tango, Erin Christiansen and Luke Aldrich were the top foxtrotters of the evening and Randi Dorman and Miro Tymosiak were the samba champs.[nggallery id=38]
So many people contributed to the success of the Diaper Bank’s premier fundraiser. Please check out the photos below and see the faces of the “angels” who help us, help them. A big debt of gratitude is owed to Stacy Erickson Photography for capturing the event before and after.
A special thanks goes out to all who made this possible:
Studio: Studio West School of Dance
Judges: Joseph Rodgers, Cheryl-Ann Rossi and Mariyana Vasileva
Co-chairpersons: Anne Fulton-Cavett and Milena Vari.
Members: Michelle Anthony, Kristin Ashdown, Diane Brown, Amelia Klawon, Sheila McGinnis, Heather Ingram, Rachele Peterson, Paola Reyes and Cara Reynolds.
Sponsors make it all possible thank you
Title Sponsor: TMC
People’s Choice Award Sponsor:
Desert Diamond Casinos and Entertainment
Gold Star Sponsors:
Silver Star Sponsors:
Bronze Star Sponsors:
- Banner-University Medical Center
- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
- Catalina Investments
- Cavett & Fulton, PC
- Frances Chapin Foundation
- Jim Click Automotive Team
- Stacy Erickson Photography
- Hughes Federal Credit Union
- MIXfm (Bobby Rich)
- Rob Paulus Architects