White Light White Night
Written by Constance Dunn | Photos Courtesy of JP Cordero
Walk with Sally’s 10th annual gala raises funds, awareness and lots of community good cheer
It’s hard to imagine losing a parent or sibling to a terminal illness; harder still to imagine doing so as a child. In 2005, Nick Arquette did something to offer comfort to these children. Arquette, who as a youngster lost his mother, Sally, to breast cancer, started Walk with Sally, matching skilled mentors to children with parents or siblings who have or have passed away from cancer, with the idea of fostering friendships and a bedrock hand to hold on a most difficult journey.
On July 23rd, the organization’s 10th annual White Light White Night event was held on a South Bay rooftop, elegantly decked to the hilt and helmed by a friendly legion of volunteers and event staff. In the soft haze of a summer evening, white-clad guests mingled, sipped and supped from a slew of local restaurant and beverage sponsors, from longtime boosters like Rock’N’Fish and McCormick & Schmick’s to newcomers like Baran’s 2239 and Fika Company Coffee Roastery. A main stage presentation followed where Arquette explained the night’s symbolization of white: “It was the healing color that Sally taught me to meditate on.” Many funds were raised for the organization thanks to live and silent auctions, where goods included an eightday European river cruise and a diamond-decked Pasha necklace modeled by comedian Heather McDonald. At last, the night was rounded out by a cheerfully raucous set of ‘80s covers by The Spazmatics.
WALK WITH SALLY
840 Apollo Street, Suite 324, El Segundo, CA 90245
310.322.3900 | WalkWithSally.org
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