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17th Annual WHITE LIGHT WHITE NIGHT Gala Shines Bright in Support of Walk

With Sally & Mission El Segundo, CA — August 19, 2023 — The 17th annual WHITE LIGHT WHITE NIGHT gala,
Walk With Sally flagship fundraising event, illuminated the night on Saturday, August 19th, 2023, at CAMPUS 2100 in El Segundo, California. The event marked a celebration of community, compassion, and the organization's unwavering commitment to children and families impacted by cancer.
WHITE LIGHT WHITE NIGHT, Walk With Sally's largest annual fundraiser, serves as a pivotal platform to directly support the organization's mentorship, mental health support, art therapy, and financial empowerment programs. The gala brought together over 700 attendees and over 100 dedicated volunteers in a night of unity and shared purpose.
WHITE LIGHT WHITE NIGHT offered attendees an immersive experience that encapsulated the impact Walk With Sally has on children and families. Symbolizing the power of unity and healing, the event symbolically highlighted the color white's unique attributes. The gala showcased 17 local restaurants, allowing guests to indulge in culinary delights that exemplify the best of Los Angeles' gastronomic scene.
Participating restaurants included Bettolino Kitchen, BOA, BuzzRock Brewing, Clarity Lounge, Eddie V’s, Hook & Plow, Japonica, Jimmy John’s, lil’Vegerie, Lobster & Beer: Coastal, Madison Brown, Nomad, Porterhouse Bourbon & Bones, Quality Seafood, ReadyFitGo, and Sushi Roku.
This culinary collaboration gave guests the opportunity to experience a diverse range of flavors, further enhancing the evening's vibrant atmosphere.
The evening&program was hosted by the charismatic Travis Van Winkle, who introduced the organization's new CEO, Tash Brooks. CHOURA productions partnered with Walk With Sally to orchestrate a seamlessly executed event, demonstrating the collaborative spirit at the heart of the charity's mission.
The WHITE LIGHT WHITE NIGHT gala was further graced by the presence of a marching drumline, captivating the audience with their electrifying performance. The highlight of the evening was a captivating live performance by the local band "IDENTITY THEFT," which brought the audience to their feet.
The event celebrated the significant contributions of two individuals who embody the
organization's values. The Youth of the Year award was presented to Heather Jenkins, while the Mentor of the Year award was bestowed upon Jenn Nguyen, recognizing their exceptional dedication and positive influence.

The gala also featured renowned Muralist Miriam Hellmann, whose vibrant creations added an artistic touch to the event. Auctioneer Letitia Frye skillfully led the live auction, engaging
attendees to raise support for Walk With Sally's vital initiatives.
The 17th annual WHITE LIGHT WHITE NIGHT gala was made possible through the generous support of official sponsors including Jaguar Land Rover South Bay, Don Julio, Chevron, Tito’s Vodka, Kendall Law, Choura Events, Cal Private, Cross Country Mortgage, Community West Bank, Banc of California, St. Clair Law, Buying Time, Anheuser Busch, and Madison Brown. Founded in 2004 by Nicolas Arquette, Walk With Sally remains steadfast in its mission to alleviate the burden of cancer for children and families. Guided by the vision of new CEO Tash Brooks, the organization has expanded its programs and services to provide comprehensive support beyond mentorship. Walk With Sally's relentless commitment to its mission is fueled by a dedicated staff, a diverse board of Executive Directors, and the ongoing dedication of
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EL SEGUNDO, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 19: A view of atmosphere during 17th annual White Light White Night Gala on August 19, 2023 in El Segundo, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images for Walk With Sally)
EL SEGUNDO, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 19: (L-R) Dennis Wiles, Lisa Wiles, Rashad Randall, and Amber Randall attend the 17th annual White Light White Night Gala on August 19, 2023 in El Segundo, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images for Walk With Sally)
EL SEGUNDO, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 19: Guests attend the 17th annual White Light White Night Gala on August 19, 2023 in El Segundo, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images for Walk With Sally)

W H I T E  L I G H T

W H I T E  N I G H T

is Walk With Sally’s annual South Bay gala focused on uniting and inspiring the community through creativity and joy, while raising awareness and critical funds needed to support our mission.

Throughout the world and various cultures, the symbolism of the color white claims to represent ones connection to their own divinity, higher self and ability to heal. White light is also unique in that it’s the only color that contains all colors in equal measure; being the ultimate representation of the power of equality and unity.

In honor of that, we as a community come together to BE THE LIGHT.

Saturday, August 19, 2023



Attire: White Cocktail