Charity Spotlight: Hoag Hospital Hosts Annual Summer Movie Classic

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Event Co-chairs Gina Cereda and Terri Turner
Event Co-chairs Gina Cereda and Terri Turner

Nearly 800 guests sampled dishes from 30 noted Orange County restaurants and enjoyed a screening of the movie “Gravity” at the 27th annual Hoag Summer Movie Classic food and film event held at the OC Fairgrounds on June 11.

Hosted by the Hoag Hospital Foundation and its 552 Club, the event raised $135,000 to support world-class care at Hoag.

The restaurants offered everything from ceviche shooters and creative tacos and sliders to decadent desserts. Each restaurant donated their time and talent to this event.

The event featured a raffle that included gift packages from participating restaurants and a grand prize of a one-year-lease for a BMW 428i Coupe, courtesy of Sterling BMW in Newport Beach.

Participating restaurants included A Restaurant, Sol Cocina, Pitfire Artisan Pizza, Antonello Ristorante, Nello Cucina, Blackmarket Bakery, The Counter, Orange

Hoag's President and CEO Robert, with his wife Lisa Braithwaite
Hoag’s President and CEO Robert, with his wife Lisa Braithwaite

Coast Winery, Bluewater Grill, Ho Sum Bistro, Kéan Coffee, Newport Landing, Harborside, Royal Thai Cuisine, Muldoon’s Irish Pub, Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine, and 24 Carrots.

Underwriters included Wells Fargo, Sterling BMW, The Northern Trust Company, The Corporate Film Guys, Sparkletts Water, Fire Safety First, Allan & Sandy Fainbarg, Feuerstein Family, Kirwan Family Foundation, Gina & Jeffrey Cereda, Margolis Family Foundation, Olga Megdal, Innovative Career Resources, Arlene Key, Terry Turner, Dr. Bill Brownson, Gail Ahluwalia, and Thomas C. Mouradick.

The Summer Movie Classic has raised over $2 million dollars and introduced a number of new friends to Hoag since its inception in1988.

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