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Russo and Steele Gala Supports Phoenix Area Pediatric Health Center

Published Jan 14th 2008, 8:25pm by Jody DeVere in Featured Articles

Rs_galacrowd Russo and Steele Collector Automobiles proudly announces its continued support to the Emily Center, located in the Phoenix Children's Hospital as the recipient of the car auction's January 2008 charity gala. The charity event features fabulous food presented by a Celebrity Chef Showcase from 11 of the area's hottest restaurants, silent auction, live auction, and Motown Magic for an evening of great food, good friends, and hot cars. The opening event of this year's auction weekend, the gala will be held on Wednesday evening, January 16, 2008, and will be followed by four exciting days of celebrity memorabilia and collector car auctions Thursday through Sunday. Make your reservations online at

"Giving back to the community thru charitable giving has been a long tradition for us here at Russo and Steele," said Drew Alcazar, owner, along with his wife Josephine, of Russo and Steele Collector Automobiles. More than $100,000 was raised at last year's event. "This year our opening night gala's theme is "Russo and Steele's Martini Lounge," complete with live entertainment, hosted bar, and food stations," said Alcazar.

This event is the hottest gala in town and sells out each year, as only 650 exclusive seats are open to Corporate Sponsors, Registered Bidders, and invited Guests only. Tickets are $175 or $100 for bidders each and table sponsorships are also available.

Rs_galavettered The Emily Center is a pediatric health library where parents can get answers to questions and learn what they need to know to fully participate in their child's health care. Staffed by nurses, it is a free resource open to the public that provides everything from parenting tips to facts about specific diseases. The Emily Center staff can provide custom research to meet the special needs of each family.

The Emily Center is located in the "heart" of the Phoenix Children's Hospital, where children, teens, and their families can spend their time. The Emily Center offers more than 4,000 books, 2,000 videotapes, thousands of articles (many in both English and Spanish) on nearly every subject you can imagine related to childhood health, injury, and illness. There is also free on-line access to more than 26 leading medical journals.

"At The Emily Center we observe first hand, the difference information can make to someone who has just had their life turned upside down by a child's illness or injury. We've all heard that information is power. At The Emily Center, we know it's more than that. Information brings hope."

For additional information about Russo and Steele's 8th Annual Scottsdale event or the kickoff gala, visit

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