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The Marine Mammal Center is a nonprofit veterinary hospital, research, and educational center dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of ill and injured marine mammals and the study of their health. Since 1975, the Center has rescued and treated more than 16,500 marine mammals and has accumulated a body of knowledge about marine mammal and ocean health. Through public education about marine mammals, the Center hopes to foster ocean stewardship and conservation. For more information, visit http://www.marinemammalcenter.org/

Friday, October 17, 2008

Puttin' on the Ritz

Left: Alexandra Gordon, Beth Inadomi and guitarist Freddy Clarke
Right: Beverly Spector and Mark Yudof
Photos: Drew Altizer

Left: Cinnie and Merrill Magowan
Right: Frances Gulland - Dir. Vet. Science TMMC, Jeff Boehm - Exec. Dir. TMMC
Photos: Drew Altizer

People are still talking about the fun they had at the Center's 12th Annual Gala this week. This year's theme, "A Celebration of Interdependence", could not have been more appropriate as we near completion of our new headquarters and continue to advance our knowledge about marine mammal health in hopes of helping future generations of pinnipeds. We held the gala in a new venue this year - the elegant Ritz Carlton hotel in San Francisco. It was an elegant evening with nearly 300 guests dressed in their finest enjoying full-bodied wines donated by Heitz Cellars and Spring Winery as well as a scrumptious three-course meal. We thank everyone who attended and helped with the event, as well as our gala sponsors. We raised approximately $160K thanks to your generosity!

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