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Annual gala raises in excess of $60,000 for public health programs

October 30, 2015
Area(s) of Interest: Physician Leadership Professional Development & Education 


The California Medical Association (CMA) and the CMA Foundation hosted the 19th Annual President’s Reception and Awards Gala at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa in Anaheim during CMA’s annual House of Delegates meeting. The event raised in excess of $60,000—including $32,500 for medical student grants—thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and donors.


Honored at the event were new CMA President Steven E. Larson, M.D.; the 2015 Robert D. Sparks, M.D., Leadership Achievement Award winner, San Diego physician David Folsom, M.D.;  and the 2015 Adarsh Mahal, M.D., award winner,  San Francisco physician Michael LeNoir, M.D. 


After a cocktail reception and dinner, guests were treated to the music of The Power Mix, a 17-piece orchestra with a full horn section, three strings and eight lead vocalists. The band covered old favorite dance hits from yesterday and today.


Among the big ticket items auctioned off were an evening of good food and political insight with CMA’s CEO, Dustin Corcoran—also known as the defender of MICRA and the destroyer of Proposition 46; a chance to see golf’s most talented players at Augusta Masters Golf Tournament in Georgia; and a San Francisco 49er weekend package featuring Club Level seats in the new Levi’s Stadium to watch the team play.


To view more photos from the event, visit CMA’s Flickr page at www.flickr.com/californiamedicalassociation.

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