19th Annual Spinoff Auction to Support Lifesaving Cancer Care at Scripps

San Diego – The 19th Annual Spinoff: Auction for Life, Wild, Wild West, will be held on Thursday, May 6, 2010, at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine. San Diego’s premier live and silent auction event will be transformed into a Western-themed extravaganza, featuring hundreds of must-have auction items, cocktails and dinner.

Proceeds for the lively evening will benefit clinical research and early detection, education and patient support services at , at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. A special fund-an-item auction will also support minimally invasive surgery, with the most advanced technology to improve outcomes and reduce recovery times for our cancer patients.

This year, Spinoff will honor Jim Cimino, executive vice president and managing director of Wells Fargo Private Client Services, Southwest Region, for his outstanding dedication and generosity to Scripps Cancer Center. Karen Fine and Teresa Cundiff will co-chair the event.

Guests will have an opportunity to participate in a bidding showdown to purchase extravagant vacation and VIP sporting packages, luxury items and many other once-in-a-lifetime opportunities during the exciting evening. The cocktail reception and silent auction begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by the live auction, dinner and presentation.

Scripps Cancer Center, Stevens Division, is one of the leading oncology centers in the region and relies on Spinoff and other philanthropic support to fund 100 percent of its lifesaving programs and services.

For tickets and to learn more about the 19th Annual Spinoff Auction, please visit www.Scripps-Spinoff.org or call Lindsay Rhine Petersen at 858-678-6349.

About Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla

Established in 1924 by Ellen Browning Scripps, Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla has been one of Southern California’s premier medical centers for more than 80 years. Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla offers a wide range of clinical, surgical and specialty services including a Level II Trauma Center and 24-hour emergency services, intensive care, interventional cardiology and radiology, radiation oncology, cardiothoracic and orthopedic services, neurology, bariatric surgery and women’s health services. The hospital is consistently recognized for quality patient care and was the first in San Diego to be designated a Magnet Hospital by the American Nursing Association for excellence in patient care.

Media Contact: Danielle Warren
Phone: 858-678-6813
E-mail: warren.danielle@scrippshealth.org