Ways to Give

The 20th Annual Circles of Life Fashion Show
& Luncheon raised more than $118,000 towards the Cancer Navigator Program at The Center for Cancer Prevention and Treatment.

Circles of Life Fashion Show & Luncheon celebrated its 20th Anniversary at
Hilton Anaheim on June 26, featuring cancer survivors as models of the show.

ORANGE, CA (June 26, 2016) - Twenty-five cancer patients and survivors took a courageous walk down the runway at the 20th Anniversary Circles of Life Fashion Show and Luncheon "Remember, Reflect, Rejoice" at the Hilton Anaheim Hotel on June 26. The event proved to be successful and raised more than $118,000 for The Center for Cancer Prevention and Treatment's Cancer Navigator Program.

"The Navigator program was structured to meet the needs of our cancer patients with a goal to help patients through the challenge of cancer and to have quality of life," shared Lawrence Wagman, MD, Executive Medical Director of The Center for Cancer Prevention and Treatment. "Each patient has a unique and personal relationship with their navigator based on their needs and the treatment they are going through."

Stacey Ferrante, RN, MSN, OCN, Breast Cancer Navigator shared, "It's my job to help our patients have a seamless transition through their cancer journey."

"Most importantly, my role is to be their voice and advocate." said Enza Esposito-Nguyen, RN, MSN, ANP-BC, Urologic Oncology and Thoracic Oncology Cancer Navigator.

"I can't stay impersonal. This is not just my job - it's my passion. It's what i was called to do," advised a tearful Josephine Urbina, RN, BSN, OCN, Colorectal Cancer Navigator.

"Marilyn and I are so pleased to be a part of the 20th Anniversary Circles of Life Fashion Show. Marilyn was an integral part in the start of the fashion show twenty years ago and it has been a special event to us from day one. It's an event that we look forward to each and every year," shared Marilyn and James Padova, MD, Honorary Co-Chairs.

"So much has changed in health care and cancer treatment since the first fashion show. The models, volunteers, medical staff and navigators have made the fashion show a powerful experience and it brings awareness to important programs such as the Navigator Program we're supporting. This event has been an incredible blessing in our lives and for our community. Diana Margileth and I feel honored to have been the Co-Chairs for the 20th Anniversary," said Deborah Johnston, Co-Chair.

Over 750 attendees enjoyed a champagne reception, silent auction, raffle drawing, the very popular mystery bags, luncheon and an inspiring fashion show. This year's guests also enjoyed music by the Ellis Island Boys from Disneyland Resort.

The Circles of Life Fashion Show is an annual event for the St. Joseph Hospital Foundation and has continuously supported The Center for Cancer Prevention and Treatment in its 20-year history. This year's proceeds support the Cancer Navigator Program, a priority of the Innovating for a Healthier Community comprehensive campaign. The Cancer Navigators at St. Joseph Hospital's Center for Cancer Prevention and Treatment help guide patients and their families through every phase of the cancer experience.

To view a video about the St. Joseph hospital's Cancer Navigator Program services click here.
For more information about the Innovating for a Healthier Community comprehensive campaign, please click here.
To support the Navigator Program or the Innovating for a Healthier Community campaign, please click here.

For more information Please contact us at 714-347-7900 or by email at foundation@stjoe.org.