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)
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!
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
Brian J. and Diana Taussig
The Plain Dealer
Fox 8 News Cleveland
Soft Rock 102.1 WDOK
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
Betty L. Gordon
Lucius B. McKelvey
Ohio Cancer Research Associates
The J.M. Smucker Company
Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Tomsich
Westside Automotive Group