At ROAR’s James Bond-themed gala this year, once-in-a-lifetime is being used to describe more than one of the big-ticket items in the live auction.
At the top of the list are trips to places such as Cape Cod and the Sonoma Valley, as well as a Kentucky Derby experience, an African safari adventure and a day with Dan Aykroyd.
Thanks to ROAR members Mike and Kim Hull and their connection to Aykroyd’s Crystal Head Vodka brand, the Emmy award-winning actor and his wife, Donna, will treat four guests to a star-studded day in Miami.
“On our Friday together, we’ll have breakfast in Santa Monica at the Loews Hotel overlooking the beach walk,” Aykroyd said in an email statement. “Then we’ll go to Sony Studios and have a tour of the old MGM lot, the new Ghostbusters offices, and lunch in the Wolfgang Puck Studio Commissary.”
The festivities will continue with evening cocktails at Aykroyd’s home in the Palisades and will finish with dinner at Mastro’s on the beach.
ROAR, which stands for Radiation Oncology Accelerated Research, is raising money for the UAB Cancer Research Labs and an endowment for the UAB
Department of Radiation Oncology.
The honoree of this year’s event will be Hoover Mayor Gary Ivey. The James Bond Gala will be held at The Club Jan. 30, and instead of being licensed to kill, event guests will leave the event licensed to “cure.”
The host committee for the event includes: Doug Acton, Joe and Adrienne Agresti, Eddie and Kay Aldridge, Pam Ausley, Bruce and CheChe Ayers, Frank and Pam Barefield, Lee Barnes Jr., Greg Beers, John Bentley, Dale and Victoria Benton, Judge Brad and Dr. Anne Bishop, Justice Mike Bolin, John Boohaker, Danny Braden, Jeffrey Brewer, Ronnie Bruno, Dick Burleson, Chuck J. Carr, Cooke, Cameron, Travis & Co., Michael J. Davis, Paul & Jacqueline DeMarco, Lee & Laura Domingue, Alex Dudchock, Daymeon Fishback, former Gov. Jim Folsom, Rob and Anna Fowler, Deane Giles, Gonzales-Strength & Associates, John Greene, Richard Grimes, Ike Gulas Law Firm, Gene Hallman, Hendrick Automotive, Bobby Humphrey, Dr. Bruce Irwin, Dr. Larry Lemak, Matthew Lemak, Joe and Joyce Limbaugh, Randy Lott, John Lyda, Pat and Tynette Lynch, Joey and Kaye Moore, The Liz and Ron Moore Family Foundation, Adm. John T. Natter, R. Shan Paden, Joe Rives, Royal Automotive, Dr. Jack Schaeffer, Michelle M. Scholtz, Nick and Julie Sellers, Jenn Sides, Signature Homes, Brian Skelton, Gene Smith, Bart & Cherry Starr, Commissioner Jimmie and Mona Stephens, Coach Pat & Jean Sullivan, Richard Thompson, Sen. Jabo Waggoner, Charlie Waldrep, Stewart Welch, Jim Wilson & Associates LLC and Jack Wright.
For more information, visit www.roarthecure.org.