LCFOG Enjoys Evening of Fun and Magic

The 2023 La Cañada Flintridge Orthopedic Guild (LCFOG) “Stand for Kids Gala” was in full swing on Sound Stage 15 at Universal Studios on Saturday, June 10. The gala was in support of the Luskin Orthopaedic Institute for Children (LuskinOIC) whose mission is to advance health equity to every child. Guests of the gala provided many opportunities to make high-quality medical care available to any child who needs it.

Those interested in keeping away from the slight drizzle of the evening took a shuttle to the gala. Danette and Kerry Erickson, Marie Baker, Joan Cleven, Jeanne and Hart Long, Joanne and Ron Ploszaj and DeeDee and John Nuanes all had seating in front rows. There were several highlights of the evening including a special treat: the opportunity of taking a photo with “Marilyn Monroe.”

LCFOG guests were greeted with a large white ball noting LCFOG and its commitment to LuskinOIC.

Guests enjoyed a night of entertainment, awards, dining, dancing and celebrity performances. Wizardry, inspiration and a silent auction were also part of the gala, which was decked out in green décor. The LCFOG group made its way to Harry Potter Village, walked through the castle and enjoyed a light show (as well as dessert) to complete the evening.

LCFOG members are already looking forward to next year’s gala; however, in the meantime members are preparing for their annual Book and Author Luncheon in October at the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club. More information on this event to follow.


Submitted by Arlene MASSIMINO