Orange County cancer fundraising event and Newport Beach donor Kenneth Ketner featured in Los Angeles Times Daily Pilot Community news.
Newport Beach, California – Orange County based businessman, Kenneth Ketner’s donation and fundraising work for the City of Hope Let’s Be Frank About Cancer event was recently covered in the Los Angeles Times news. The LA Times Community News Daily Pilot Life & Arts column article was titled, “The Crowd: Let’s Be Frank About Cancer event raises more than $700,000 for City of Hope”.
The article reported on the third annual Orange County gala billed as “Let’s Be Frank About Cancer”. The event attracted 400 black-tie guests who donated more than $700,000 to City of Hope. Some of the donors mentioned in the news report were; Bret Hardin, Michael and JoAnn Sweig, Ken and Cheri Ketner, Kristilyn Goff and John Postma, Mary Jo Hausman, Teri Hausman, George Argyros Jr.,Wayne and Sherry Smith, and Chairman of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Dennis Kuhl.
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Frank Di Bella, a cancer survivor who found successful treatment at City of Hope, turned his gratitude into action by helping to raise money for the cancer treatment and research projects at City of Hope. For the past three years, a major Orange County-based fundraiser has been held at Balboa Bay Resort raising significant funds for cancer services.
The generosity of pharmaceutical mogul and former Prime Minister of Yugoslavia, Milan Panic, was honored by Di Bella and his committee. Mr. Panic made a $1 million gift to the City of Hope. This amount was in addition to the $700,000 amount raised at the gala. His gift will fund the Milan Panic Laboratory for Molecular Medicine.
S. Paul Muscoand and his wife Marybelle Musco, major underwriters of the cancer fundraiser were also recognized by the high-profile Orange County crowd.
Television co-host Jann Carl, a close friend of Frank Di Bella’s served as the mistress of ceremonies for the evening. Guests were served a gourmet multi-course formal dinner prepared and served by Balboa Bay Resort staff, led by executive chef Rachel Haggstrom, followed by a performance by Matt Mauser and the Pete Jacobs Big Band.
About Kenneth Ketner
Kenneth (Ken) Ketner was born in Los Angeles California. His early successes and struggles would formulate his personality and commitment to others, from which he grew. After attending Cal Poly Pomona Mr. Ketner started a career in the securities industry as retail stock broker for a New York Firm. He became involved in several charities and civic organizations doing public service in his community He focuses his philanthropic efforts to organizations in the Southern California region, where he feels he can see the direct results. For more information on charities that Ken supports visit: http://www.kennethketner.org
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