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Spin Doctors

| July 17, 2013 | Parties

THE PARTY Gathered to raise paddles, awareness and funds for Scripps Cancer Center, guests at the 22nd annual Spinoff waged a bidding war that netted nearly $1.2 million for lifesaving oncology programs. THE SCENE Jaunty nautical pennants, a sea of blue and the island sounds of a steel drum band set a maritime mood at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla. Urged to “Chart the Course” toward a cancer-free future, patrons hobnobbed over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while cruising the silent auction displays, then sat down to a surf-and-turf dinner of petite fillet paired with shrimp basted in orange butter. THE HIGHLIGHTS Dinner at the French Laundry in Napa, a Hawaiian vacation and tickets to a live taping of The Voice proved to be the evening’s hot items, spurring the crowd to engage in a little heated (but friendly) competition. Photography by Tim Hardy,


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