The Kiwanis Club of Burbank celebrated 83 years of community service at its ninth annual gala on July 15 at the Lakeside Golf Club. Familiar face and news anchor Paul Moyer of NBC News was an outstanding master of ceremonies and guided some 280 members, friends and grateful patients through the evening's program.
Raul Mena and Christopher Rose, doctors at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, were the evening's honorees. The doctors have set the standard for cancer-patient treatment and community leadership for many years and they were driving forces behind bringing the new Roy and Patricia Disney Cancer Center to fruition.
Funds raised from the gala will benefit the club's whopping 48 charities as well as the new four-story, 55,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art, integrated cancer center. One of the most poignant moments in the evening was when co-chairman of the Gala, Stephen Veres, asked guests who had a mother, father, sister, brother, husband, wife, child, friend, grandparent, or co-worker. affected by cancer to stand. One by one, nearly all the guests at the gala stood up.