Annual Fundraiser for Meals on Wheels Program Will Also Feature Performance by Singer Taylor Dayne

Mizell Senior Center is pleased to announce that its 13th annual ‘Stars Among Us’ Gala will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the Palm Springs Air Museum in support of the Meals on Wheels program. Direct from Las Vegas, MJ LIVE! delivers the energy, excitement, spectacle, and pure joy of this legendary superstar and his music. Taylor Dayne, best known for her iconic hit “Tell it to My Heart” performed with Jackson early in her career and will pay tribute to one of the most gifted performers of our time. Gala tickets are $300 and event sponsorships are still available. Call 760-323-5689 x112 for more information.

Co-chaired by Cyma & Leo Cohen, Carol & Dr. Ronald Fragen, and Eric A. Rudolph & Bob Iles, the Stars Among Us Gala will honor several significant supporters of the Mizell Center. This year, Mizell holds nothing back in their efforts to transform the Palm Springs Air Museum for an evening like no other as attendees will experience “Michael Jackson Live in London.”

Previous Stars Among Us Galas have also been experiential and delivered the ambiance and excitement of the Apollo Theatre, the Cocoanut Grove, and the Hollywood Bowl. This upbeat trip down memory lane will begin at 5:30 p.m., when guests will be transported across the pond to the elegant streets of London to enjoy themed cocktails and a magnificent silent auction. Then, at 7 pm, it’s off to Central London and a recreation of the world-famous London Palladium, where they will experience a scrumptious dinner served by Savoury’s Catering. The evening concludes with the explosive performance by the large cast of MJ LIVE!

“Mizell Senior Center’s Stars Among Us Gala has become one of the ‘can’t miss’ events of the season,” said Ginny Foat, Executive Director at Mizell. “While we love delighting our audiences with spectacular concerts in recreations of iconic settings, the real star of the show is our Valley wide Meals on Wheels program. The funds raised at this event provide critical support for our expanded Meals On Wheels and Nutrition Program.”


Mizell Senior Center operates the largest Meals On Wheels Program in the Coachella Valley, serving nearly 500 meals each day (more than 170,000 meals annually) to frail homebound seniors and at nine Valley senior centers from Palm Springs to North Shore Salton Sea. For many of these clients, the Meals on Wheels driver is their only contact with the outside world and critical services they would otherwise be unable to access. In addition to helping area seniors receive sufficient balanced daily nutrition, drivers are trained to recognize issues that may be affecting their clients so that Mizell staff can refer them to available resources. The Mizell Senior Center Meals On Wheels Program is a critical component in the overall health and wellbeing safety net for area seniors.

Mizell has made a commitment that no senior in the Coachella Valley – living alone and at risk for food insecurity – should go hungry. The generosity and commitment of Mizell donors and sponsors through funds raised at the Stars Among Us Gala and through other contributions maintains Mizell’s ability to keep its commitment to the thousands of seniors it serves each year without anyone being on a waiting list. Mizell Senior Center • 480 S Sunrise Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262 • 760-323-5689.

About MJ Live

Focusing on Michael Jackson’s incredible talents, his creativity and originality, MJ LIVE transports the audience back to experience a recreation of an evening with Michael Jackson. Jackson’s hairstyles, face, costumes, signature gestures, singing, dancing and all of the other details have been authentically recreated for the audience. MJ LIVE is the Las Vegas-based number one Michael Jackson tribute show in the world and brings back the entire Michael Jackson experience in a lavish production featuring all his biggest hits including “Thriller,” “Bad,” “Beat It,” “Billie Jean,” “Dangerous,” “Black & White,” “Smooth Criminal,” “I Want You Back” and many more.

Tickets for this unforgettable evening are $300 per person, and sponsorships are available. For information about tickets or sponsorship, call Stacy Maddux, Special Events and Development Manager, at 760-323-5689 x112.