Dream Foundation to Host Celebrities, Special Guests at Annual Gala to Help Raise Vital Funds

Screen shot 2015-10-19 at 9.23.14 AMDream Foundation, the only national dream- granting organization for adults and their families suffering life-threatening illness, will hold its 14th Annual Celebration of Dreams Gala Saturday, Nov. 7 at the Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara.

Synonymous with unparalleled entertainment and heartfelt dream stories, the event will draw a national audience of celebrities, special guests and Foundation supporters.

Country/American musician Natalie Noone — daughter of Herman’s Hermits legendary frontman, Peter Noone, and Dream Foundation supporter and event co-chair Mireille Noone — will grace the stage.

Raised in Santa Barbara, Natalie Noone followed her dream of becoming a musician to Nashville. Often surprising audiences with songs in French and Spanish and accomplished guitar textures, Noone’s sound is a fusion like none other.

She has also been a Dream Foundation volunteer, and Dream Foundation is thrilled to welcome her home.

Giving a more classical performance will be the young Sara Stevens, who has been training since the age of six. At just 15 years old, her talent is undeniable and truly remarkable.

Currently working with Broadway’s The Phantom of the Opera musical director, Paul Schwartz, on an album, Stevens has just begun to realize her musical dreams and is bound to amaze and delight with her powerful voice.

O.A.R. (Of A Revolution), founded in 1996 by Rockville, Maryland high school classmates, lead singer Marc Roberge, drummer Chris Culos, guitarist Richard On and bassist Benj Gershman, will also perform.

The band’s saxophonist Jerry DePizzo joined later, while the group attended Ohio State University. Renowned for their American rock sound enjoyed best in their powerful and passionate live performances, the band has released eight studio albums including their latest, The Rockville LP, an album derived from their roots in Maryland.

In addition to these musical treats, guests will also enjoy a live auction hosted by SantaBarbara native and ABC’s The Bachelor alum, Andrew Firestone, and his wife and actress, Ivana.

Featured live auction packages include an “After- Noone with Peter Noone,” a private concert for 100 given by Peter Noone, lead singer of the legendry pop band Herman’s Hermits.

The “Two Tickets to Paradise” package includes four nights in New Zealand and three nights in Fiji.

“Hollywood Nights!” includes a 48-hour Tesla Model S rental; the opportunity to attend a taping of NBC’s hit television show, The Voice, with a meet-and-greet with judge and Maroon 5 frontman, Adam Levine; VIP tickets to a taping of TBS’s hit talk show, Conan; a 5-star meal at one of LA’s favorite eateries, Little Dom’s; and a night at the Hotel Bel-Air complete with massages at their premiere spa.

The silent auction will consist of more than 70 items, including signed Kobe Bryant game shoes, a Buenos Aires package and two special works of art completed at the Gala. (Read more)

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