Starry, Starry Night

| December 2, 2015 | Parties National

THE PARTY Now in its sixth year, the most highly anticipated fundraiser of the year for Banner Children’s at Cardon Children’s Medical Center, Stars of the Season Gala, attracted more than 650 guests and raised close to $750,000 to establish Sophie’s Place, a permanent home for music therapy in the hospital. THE GUESTS Co-chairs of the event Shanel Saunders, Amanda McCarthy and Joanna Palmer, and Stars of the Season co-founders Tina and David Curran, welcomed Anne-Marie and Kent Barton, parents of Sophie Barton—the late singer-songwriter and namesake of Sophie’s Place. THE HIGHLIGHTS Guests rocked out to the tunes of multiplatinum recording artist Filter, who performed during the benefit gala, and DJ Jen Jones, who spun eclectic dance beats at the afterparty. Auction items included a night at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards and exclusive afterparty, tickets to a live taping of Dancing With the Stars, an ESPN/Monday Night Football gameday adventure with NFL Hall of Famer Steve Young and a 10-day Italian dream trip. Now that’s star power!


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