Circle of Life 100 Fashion Show Raises Record-Breaking $600,000


Raising a record-breaking $600,000 to benefit digital mammography equipment at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas, the Fourth Annual Circle of Life 100 Luncheon and Fashion Show entertained more than 200 guests.

This year’s Circle of Life 100 event was its most successful ever, thanks to a generous $500,000 matching gift from Mrs. Toni Leichtag. Motivating others to support Scripps Encinitas, Leichtag donated $5 for every $1 raised at the event, up to $100,000.

The luncheon on Aug. 5, 2008, honored Encinitas resident Mary Ellen Grant with the 2008 Circle of Life 100 Distinguished Service Award for her dedication and continued service to Scripps Encinitas. The afternoon event also featured a live auction and a high-society fashion show presented by Peaches En Regalia and Ryan’s Collection.

Circle of Life 100 is a service organization that advocates for health education and philanthropy in support of Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas.