The Magic of Giving

Gretchen Christine Rossi and Slade Smiley host charity benefit to raise funds for Beckstrand Cancer Foundation on Tuesday, November 22nd at the Victor Paul Salon in Costa Mesa.

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Costa Mesa, CA, November 15th, 2011 – One of Orange County’s Favorite Housewives Gretchen Christine Rossi & Slade Smiley host “The Magic of Giving” an evening of top entertainment including a performance by acclaimed Illusionist Anthony Hernandez (Anthony The Magic) on Tuesday, November 22nd at 7:30pm at the Victor Paul Hair Salon in Costa Mesa to benefit Beckstrand Cancer Foundation. The evening sponsored by Playlist 92.7fm will also include a silent auction, musical performances and a delicious assortment of appetizers provided by the Orange County Restaurant Association (presenter of OC Restaurant Week) and their supporting restaurant partners & desserts provided by Sweet Spils.

Gretchen and her boyfriend Slade felt compelled to do a fundraiser benefiting cancer patients and their families to create awareness for the challenges families face both emotionally and financially when a loved one receives a cancer diagnosis. They know all too well the challenges cancer poses to patients and their families as they are currently battling the cancer of Slade’s son Grayson. ” When my son Grayson was diagnosed with Brain Cancer, I was not just emotionally destroyed by the Diagnosis of cancer, but after 7 brain surgeries and no cure, I was financially destroyed by the disease” expressed Slade Smiley. Slade chose Beckstrand Cancer Foundation as the beneficiary for this event as he felt “Beckstrand understands the financial strains that cancer can place on a family and they are offering individuals and family’s financial hope. Hope to get back on their feet, pay the mortgage or just put food on the table.”

Beckstrand Cancer Foundation helps bridge the gap between research and conventional social services by providing financial assistance, patient advocacy, counseling and more. To learn more about the services offered, please visit

Tickets for the Magic of Giving Benefit are $50 available at The Victor Paul Salon is located at 763 Baker Street in Costa Mesa. Complimentary valet parking will be available.

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