Gala benefits Moores UCSD Cancer Center

UCSD’s annual Celebrity Chefs Cook Gala was held May 16. The event took place at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina.

The black-tie event--now in its 28th year--has raised more than $8 million toward the quest to conquer cancer. Approximately $475,000 was raised at this year’s event, and nearly 400 were in attendance.

The gala featured award-winning chefs from around the country sharing their signature hors d’oeuvres paired with fine wine donated by premier vintners from California and beyond. The evening also honored donors, friends and faculty who have helped make the Moores UCSD Cancer Center the region’s only comprehensive cancer center designated by the National Cancer Institute.

Proceeds from this year’s fete will help fund the Moores UCSD Cancer Center’s greatest needs, including support for innovative clinical trials.