Wednesday, November 7th, 2019

San Francisco War Memorial & Performing Arts Center

Herbst Theatre & The Green Room

401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102

VIP Reception 6PM  |  Program 7:30PM  |  After Party 9PM  

‘HairToStay The Diva Way’ — because we believe that being able to save one’s hair is a critical way for our recipients to maintain their inner and outer sense of Diva-ness—strong, resilient, empowered and beautiful!

The evening features performances by Grammy Award-winning singer Isabel Leonard, local San Francisco Performing Arts Stars (Silvie Jensen, Shawnette Sulker, Evan Kahn and Kevin Korth), singing surgeons (Dr. Laura Esserman and Dr. Sanziana Roman), HairToStay recipients, a live auction, and Hair & Fashion Couture.

A VIP Reception, After Party, and a beauty-inspired VIP gift bag all add to this evening of fun, fashion and philanthropy honoring HairToStay beneficiaries.

Meet Our Performers

Isabel Leonard

Isabel Leonard

Grammy Award-Winning Artist

Highly acclaimed for her “passionate intensity and remarkable vocal beauty,” the multiple Grammy Award-winning Isabel Leonard continues to thrill audiences both in the opera house and on the concert stage. In repertoire that spans from Vivaldi to Mozart to Nico Muhly, she has graced the stages of the Metropolitan Opera, Vienna State Opera, Paris Opera, Salzburg Festival, Bavarian State Opera, Carnegie Hall, Glyndebourne Festival, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera.

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Vanessa Bousay

Vanessa Bousay

Singer

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Dr. Laura Esserman

Dr. Laura Esserman

Singing Surgeon

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Silvie Jensen

Silvie Jensen

Opera Singer

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Evan Kahn

Evan Kahn

Cellist

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Kevin Korth

Kevin Korth

Pianist

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Dr. Sanziana Roman

Dr. Sanziana Roman

Singing Surgeon

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Katya Smirnoff-Skyy

Katya Smirnoff-Skyy

Singer

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Shawnette Sulker

Shawnette Sulker

Opera Singer

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INSTITUTIONAL SPONSORS

$5,000+
VIP Seating for Performance
Invitation to VIP Reception & The Diva Way After Party
Sponsorship (Company Name & Logo) Recognition
Marketing & Communications Benefits
Explore Sponsor Benefits
LEVEL SPONSOR BENEFITS SPONSORSHIP OF:
$5,000 5 Tickets with Preferred Seating 5 Patients
5 VIP Reception & After Party Passes VIP Reception or After Party
$10,000 10 Tickets with Preferred Seating 10 Patients
10 VIP Reception & After Party Passes Musical Program
$25,000 10 Tickets with Preferred Seating 25 Patients
10 VIP Reception & After Party Passes The Diva Way Event

Can’t attend but want to help our recipients save their hair?

Host Committee

  • Carol & Roy Bagattini

  • Andy Chen & David McCrory

  • Gayle & Ron Conway

  • Claudia Eachus

  • Ronit Enos

  • Janie & Donny Friend

  • Joahn Ginsberg

  • Heather Henson & Jeffrey Hessekiel

  • Bethany & Jim Hornthal

  • Jeanne Newman

  • Phil Schlein

  • Lydia Shorenstein

  • Ingrid Tauber & Frank Taforo

  • Taarini Vohra

  • Diane B. Wilsey

Major Event Sponsors

PRIMA DONNA – $75,000

HORNTHAL FAMILY FOUNDATION

DIANE B. WILSEY

IMPRESARIO – $50,000

PATSY GRAHAM

DIVA – $25,000

JANIE & DONNY FRIEND FAMILY FOUNDATION

THE LASZLO N. TAUBER FAMILY FOUNDATION

CAVATINA – $10,000

GAYLE & RON CONWAY

NANCY & STEPHEN GRAND

LYDIA & DOUG SHORENSTEIN FOUNDATION

MARSHA & RALPH GUGGENHEIM

Impact of Scalp Cooling

Recipients Reported a Positive Impact on the Following: 

%

Sense of Well-Being

%

Privacy or Control

%

Relationship with Children

%

Desire to be More Social

Why ‘The Diva Way’?

HairToStay is the first and only national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping cancer patients afford scalp cooling, a treatment that can dramatically reduce chemotherapy-induced hair loss. As well as subsidizing the treatment, HairToStay helps to raise awareness and offer information and support to patients considering the use of scalp cooling to keep their hair during chemotherapy.

HairToStay writes checks up to $1,500 directly to patients who meet our eligibility criteria. To date, HairToStay has awarded over 1,350 subsidies to patients who are using scalp cooling to save their hair. 

“Being able to keep my hair helped me feel more normal during a time when everything is upside down. I could look in the mirror and see someone who was determined and resilient, and not someone who was sick. Without HairToStay, I don’t think I’d have my hair today.”