Supporting the evening’s festivities were (from left) Rita Haney, Metal Blade Records President Tracy Vera; Gloria Butler, Geezer Butler of Black Sabbath and musician Joey Vera (Photo by Craig Newman)
The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund would like to thank those who so generously donated to the Gala and Silent Auction, including Metallica’s Blackened American Whiskey, Road Radios, XIV Karats Ltd., 95.5 KLOS. Al Bane for Leather, Arbonne/Diana Hufford & Pam Lane, BMG, Burn Cottage Vineyards/Marquis Savage, DarkTriumph.com/Paul Fazio, Diana Lundin, Evoke Candles/Gina Glocker, Ezulwini Safari Game Lodges, Gene Kirkland, Glen LaFerman, Global Merchandising Services, Gloria and Geezer Butler, Grand View Manor/Wendy Dio, Jake Berry, Jeanette Poretta, John Wiseman, Kelly Chapman, Kings Care Foundation, Law Tigers, Marc Sasso, Monsters of Rock Cruise/Larry Morand, Niji Entertainment Group, Inc., PG Brunelli, Pinz Bowling Center, Q Prime/Warren Christensen, Quik Impressions Printing Co./Rick Smolke, Rainbow Bar & Grill/Mikeal Maglieri, Rhino Records/Warner Music Group, Rock of Ages Hollywood, Roclord Studio, Ron Sobel, Scot Kaufman, Silver Lining Music/Serena Furlan & Rod Kukla, South Bay Rocks/Lynn Ring, Studio 92/Robyn Richardson, The Strength Code, Topo Chico Sparkling Mineral Water/Cynthia Roman, TruLou Yachts, Wyn Davis/Total Access Studio AND ALL OF THE AMAZING VOLUNTEERS!!
The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund was founded in memory of the legendary rock singer Ronnie James Dio, who lost his life to gastric cancer in 2010. A privately funded 501(c)(3) charity organization dedicated to cancer prevention, research and education, the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund has already raised over $2 million in its short history. Monies raised have been committed to the cancer research work of the T. J. Martell Foundation for Cancer, AIDS and Leukemia Research, the gastric cancer research unit of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where Ronnie was treated for gastric cancer during the last six months of his life, and other cancer research projects. Since 2016, the Dio Cancer Fund has also committed funds to support the research of Dr. David Wong and his team at the UCLA School of Dentistry in developing a simple, non-invasive saliva test for the early detection of cancer, which is in keeping with the Fund’s mission of cancer prevention, research and education.