The John Wayne Cancer Institute Auxiliary Presents La Odisea!

2019 Odyssey

On May 4, 2019, the John Wayne Cancer Institute Auxiliary (JWCIA) hosted La Odisea (formerly Odyssey Ball), where they honored Santosh Kesari, M.D., Ph.D., neurologist and neuro-oncologist with “The Duke” Special Service Award! Dr. Kesari serves as the chair of the Department of Translational Neuro-oncology and Neurotherapeutics at the John Wayne Cancer Institute and director of neuro-oncology at Providence Saint John’s Health Center. Dr. Kesari is ranked among the top 1% of neuro-oncologists and neurologists in the nation, according to Castle Connolly Medical Ltd and is an internationally recognized scientist and clinician.

Alongside the “The Duke” Special Service Award, the Auxiliary also presented the Generation of Hope Award to Dan Hay, Philanthropist, President and CEO of Premier Girls Fastpitch, Inc. & Surf City Tourneys, Inc.

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