Cancer Alliance for Research, Education and Survivorship

Annual Gala 2007

An Evening with Scott Hamilton & Friends on Ice

On November 3, 2007, Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Center Scott Hamilton CARES Initiative hosted the eighth annual An Evening with Scott Hamilton and Friends, one of Cleveland’s premier and most elegant celebrity events.

This year’s An Evening with Scott Hamilton and Friends combined outstanding figure skating talent accompanied by The Cleveland Pops Orchestra, Carl Topilow, Conductor, with Special Guest Stars American Idols Melinda Doolittle and Phil Stacey.

Following the ice show, gala guests were escorted to the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel for a black-tie evening featuring gourmet dining and dancing to live music.

The event raised funds to address Scott’s biggest concerns: cancer education, research, and survivorship through The Scott Hamilton CARES Initiative at Cleveland Clinic Taussig Institute.

Featured skaters included:
Kimmie Meissner (World Champion, US National Champion)
Katia Gordeeva (Olympic Gold Medalist, World Champion)
Todd Eldredge (World Champion, US Champion)
Jenni Meno & Todd Sand (US National Champions, World Silver Medalists)
Yuka Sato (World Champion) & Jason Dungjen (World Champion)
Marie-France Dubreuil & Patrice Lauzon (World Silver Medalists, Canadian National Champions)
Kyoko Ina & John Zimmerman (US National Champions, World Bronze Medalists)
Michael Weiss (US National Champion, World Bronze Medalist)
Jozef Sabovcik (Olympic Bronze Medalist)
Steven Cousins (British Champion)
Caryn Kadavy (World Bronze Medalist)
Silvia Fontana (Italian Champion)
Mirai Nagasu (World Silver Junior Medalist)

Musical Guests:
The Cleveland Pops Orchestra, Carl Topilow, Conductor,
with Special Guest Stars American Idols Melinda Doolittle and Phil Stacey

Thank you to our generous sponsors and patrons!

Backflip Sponsors

Medical Mutual

The Jack N. & Lilyan Mandel Foundation

The Pioneer Fund

Forest City Enterprises Charitable Foundation

The Samuel H. and Maria Miller Family Foundation

Triple Lutz Sponsors

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

Double Axel Sponsors

National City Bank

Park Foundation

Brian J. and Diana Taussig

Media Sponsors

The Plain Dealer

Fox 8 News Cleveland

Soft Rock 102.1 WDOK

Q104 Cleveland

Gold Medal Sponsors

Antares Management Solutions

Mrs. Vincent T. Aveni

AVI Foodsystems, Inc.

Edward and Kitty Butler

Cleveland Clinic Community Relations

Consolidated Graphics Group, Inc.

Corinne L. Dodero Trust for the Arts & Sciences

Epic Systems Corporation

Carl Glickman

Betty L. Gordon

Gross Builders

Lucius B. McKelvey

Ohio Cancer Research Associates

Ohio Savings

The J.M. Smucker Company

Staples, Inc.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Tomsich

Westside Automotive Group