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Health Heroes Gala Raises Record $1.75 Million

More than 500 community and business leaders came together to honor wellness advocate Susan Samueli and other health heroes of the Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine at the 2015 UC Irvine Health Heroes Gala.

“Viva!,” a celebration of the health heroes who help others live well, generated $1.75 million in proceeds, setting a UC Irvine Health gala record.

The event, held June 6 at the Disneyland Hotel, raised funds to support wellness research and treatment initiatives that help people in Orange County and around the world discover and experience wellness as a path to a longer, healthier life.

“The Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine has produced groundbreaking research that answers the question of whether integrative practices such as acupuncture work,” said Roger Steinert, interim dean of the UC Irvine School of Medicine and director of the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute.

“It has also introduced many future physicians to wellness concepts that they, in turn, adopt in their practices. We are indebted to Susan Samueli for her sustained contributions to healing mind, body and spirit.”  Read more ›