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Sam Donaldson, Olivia Newton-John turn out for Tampa charity ball

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They had Fun, fun fun at the 16th annual Magnolia Ball in Tampa last weekend. Retired ABC newsman Sam Donaldson and singer Olivia Newton-John were among the guests that helped raise $2.4 million for the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute. The event featured entertainment by original Beach Boy Mike Love, 68, and his new bandmates at the A La Carte Pavilion in Tampa.

Donaldson, chair of the Moffitt board of advisers, popped up during the live auction to present Newton-John, a cancer survivor.

St. Petersburg Times society columnist Amy Scherzer shares her photos from the charity ball.



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Richard Gonzmart, president of the Columbia Restaurant and chairman of the ball, played a guitar signed by the Beach Boys.


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Monica Culpepper, wife of ex-Tampa Bay Buccaneer Brad Culpepper, and Erika Wallace, right, paused dancing for a photo by Scherzer.

View all photos from the Magnolia Ball

[Last modified: Monday, May 24, 2010 3:52pm]

    

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