Circle of Life 100 Celebration: Wine, Women & Shoes Puts Best Foot Forward to Benefit Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas

Pairing fabulous fashion and exquisite wine, the Sixth Annual Circle of Life 100 Celebration: Wine, Women & Shoes, will be held on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010, from 4 to 8 p.m. The luxurious night out will benefit advanced women’s diagnostic imaging technology at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas, which is vital to the detection of breast cancer.

Guests will enjoy wine and food tastings while shopping for high-fashion shoes and accessories at the beautiful Rancho Santa Fe estate of Laura and Fred Applegate. A longtime philanthropist and community leader in North County, the Applegates looks forward to hosting the event this year.

“Breast cancer has touched so many lives,” says Laura Applegate. “This event is not only a fun evening out for friends, but an opportunity to help enhance lifesaving cancer care for our sisters, mothers, loved ones and friends. I am so proud to be a part of the event and support the health and well-being of women in our community.”

All proceeds from the event will benefit breast-specific gamma imaging (BSGI) at Scripps Encinitas. The nonprofit hospital will be one of only a few hospitals in California providing access to this innovative technology, which is advancing the detection and diagnosis of breast cancer.

“BSGI represents a substantial advance in the detection of breast cancer and is a useful tool for newly diagnosed patients, as it can more precisely define the extent of tumor than mammography,” says Robert Varney, MD, staff radiologist at Scripps Encinitas. “We are excited to add BSGI to our comprehensive breast imaging services at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas.”

Tickets for the Sixth Annual Circle of Life 100 Celebration: Wine Women & Shoes are $125 per person. For more information, please call 858-678-7346 or visit www.winewomenandshoes.com/scrippshealth.

Circle of Life 100 is a service organization that advocates for health education and philanthropy in support of Scripps Encinitas.

Contact: Kari Banigo
Phone: 858-678-6894
E-mail: banigo.kari@scrippshealth.org