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Auction for Life benefits Scripps

LA JOLLA — The 20th anniversary Spinoff: Auction for Life, Wonders of the World, will be held at 5:30 p.m. May 5 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine. The live and silent auction event will transform into a themed journey around the globe, featuring hundreds of auction items with cocktails and dinner. Proceeds from the evening will benefit clinical research and early detection, education and patient support services at Scripps Cancer Center, Stevens Division.
Guests will have an opportunity to bid during silent and live auctions on luxury items and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to travel to legendary landscapes and tour remarkable ruins. The cocktail reception and silent auction begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by the live auction, dinner and presentation.
This year, Karen Fine and Abeer Hage will co-chair the event, which will commemorate two decades of supporting lifesaving care at Scripps Cancer Center, Stevens Division.
Treating more than 50 types of cancer, Scripps Cancer Center, Stevens Division, is one of the leading oncology centers in the region and relies on Spinoff and other philanthropic support to fund 100 percent of its lifesaving programs and services.
In 1980, physician John S. Trombold, helped launch the first Spinoff event for Scripps Cancer Center, Stevens Division, as a tennis tournament at the San Diego Tennis and Racquet Club, adding an auction to the event in 1991. Today, although no longer a tennis tournament, Spinoff continues as an auction to benefit lifesaving cancer care, paying homage to its tennis roots through its name.
For tickets and to learn more about the 20th Anniversary Spinoff Auction, visit or call Lindsay Rhine Petersen at (858) 678-6349.