Circle of Life 100 Celebration: Raises $200,000 to Benefit Breast Cancer

Wine, Women and Shoes Event Proceeds Help Fund Breast Cancer Technology at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas

World-class wines and delicious food tastings delighted guests at the Sept. 8, 2011, Circle of Life 100 Celebration: Wine, Women & Shoes, which helped raise more than $200,000 to support women’s diagnostic imaging technology at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas.

More than 300 guests leisurely shopped for designer shoes, handbags and accessories from the country’s finest stores and boutiques at the Rancho Santa Fe home of Dr. Neysa Whiteman. Throughout the evening, the silent auction featured one-of-a-kind items, including exclusive winery vacation packages, services from local spas and salons, and certificates to restaurants and other retailers in San Diego.

Event proceeds will help purchase digital breast tomosynthesis software ¬– the most advanced digital mammography technology available – for women’s health services at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Approved by the FDA in February, tomosynthesis creates 3D-like images of the breasts, improving radiologists’ ability to detect potential breast cancers and abnormalities at their earliest stages.

Scripps Encinitas will be one of the first hospitals to offer this technology, which is expected to become the new gold standard in breast cancer screening and detection.

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

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