Auction to aid cancer center

The 19th annual Spinoff: Auction for Life has a Wild, Wild West theme this year and is set for 5:30 p.m. May 6 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine. The live and silent auctions will feature hundreds of luxury items to raise money for clinical research and early detection, education and patient support services at the Scripps Cancer Center, Stevens Division, at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla.

Patrons will also be treated to cocktails and dinner.

For tickets, $125, call Lindsay Rhine Petersen at (858) 678-6349 or visit