Wayne Chaney Sr.

$0 Total Raised

$25,000 Goal

Participant's Name:
 Wayne Chaney Sr.

Occupation: Firefighter, Long Beach Fire Department

Please share how you have been personally touched by cardiovascular disease and/or why you decided to dance in this year's event. 

My job as a Long Beach Firefighter allows me to serve many patients and families in the community on a daily basis, and often work alongside the great care teams at Long Beach Medical Center.  While I've seen so many of those patients and families bravely face difficult medical situations, I'd be remiss if I didn't share my own personal journey with my wife, Debra Chaney, who has had two open heart surgical procedures.  It was certainly more emotional and eye-opening to be on the other side of patient care, yet see her face it with such strength and adversity.  For that, I am proud to dance in her honor and in support of the Heart & Vascular Institute at Long Beach Medical Center.  Thank you for your support!

About the Event

MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center Foundation’s annual gala - Dancing for Our Stars (DFOS) - has become one of the hottest philanthropic events in Long Beach. 

The DFOS “The Beat Goes On” Gala is rescheduled to take place on February 26, 2022 at Hyatt Regency Long Beach and will benefit MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute. The event will feature dancers from the community who either have been personally touched by heart disease or wish to support leading-edge heart and vascular care in our community.  Each dancer will partner with a professional dancer or significant other to choreograph and perform an original dance to an upbeat, popular song from their favorite era.  Attendees will have an opportunity to support their favorite dancer(s) by “voting with their dollars” before and during the event as dancers vie for the coveted DFOS Champion Crystal Award.

Tickets are on sale now and sponsorship/underwriting/program advertising opportunities are also available. Additionally, all previously purchased sponsorships, ads, and tickets have automatically transferred to this rescheduled event. We look forward to celebrating this fun and memorable evening with you!

 Sponsorship Opportunities

For more information, click here to visit the official Dancing for Our Stars - “The Beat Goes On” website.

Still have questions? Contact us at [email protected] or 562.933.4483. 


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