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Huey Lewis & the News headline hospital gala

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Huey Lewis and the News are scheduled to perform at El Camino Hospital Foundation’s second Sapphire SoirĂ©e April 21 at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, 170. S. Market St.

The black-tie affair, a fundraiser for the Cancer Center at El Camino Hospital, will include dinner, a live auction and an after-party with dancing to the music of Pop Rocks.

Last year’s sold-out event raised more than $650,000 to establish a nurse navigation program that helps patients coordinate their cancer-fighting regimen. With honorary event chairpersons Pamela and Edward Taft donating a challenge gift, it was the most successful fundraising event in the foundation’s nearly 30-year history. The Tafts are reprising their role this year.

The auction will feature items such as two nights in Las Vegas in a Skyloft suite at the MGM Grand Hotel, including dinner at Craftsteak and tickets to “Ka,” a Cirque du Soleil show; a seven-night stay at the Hualalai Resort in Hawaii; a private wine collection management consultation paired with a fine and rare wine dinner; and a Top Gun fighter-pilot experience.

Guests will have an opportunity to “Sip for a Sapphire” and win a gem donated by Darren McClung Precious Jewelry.

Tickets are $500 per person. Sponsorship opportunities range from $5,000 to $100,000.

For reservations and more information, call Kirsten Krimsley at 988-4189 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For online registration, visit www.regonline.com/sapphiresoiree12.

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