The American Red Cross Santa Monica chapter’s annual fundraiser, the Red Tie Affair, will take place at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel April 6, with a “Salute to the Armed Forces.”
Among the highlights will be an attendance by the cast of the CBS drama “NCIS” and a “Red Carpet for Heroes.” The event will be hosted by Fox 11 News anchor/reporter Christine Devine.
Service men and women from all branches of military service, together with NCIS cast and executive producers, will be honored as part of the Red Tie Affair.
The Crystal Cross Award for outstanding support of the American Red Cross will be presented to the cast and executive producers of the CBS one-hour drama NCIS. NCIS, now in its 10th season, centers on the members of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.
The Rick Crocker Spirit of Volunteerism Award, which is named for the Santa Monica police officer, Red Cross volunteer and Iraq War veteran who was killed in 2005, will be presented to Dr. Richard Corlin of St. John’s Health Center.
The Red Tie Affair is the largest fundraising event of the year for the American Red Cross in Santa Monica.
The celebration this year is intended to spotlight the historical relationship between the Red Cross and the men and women of the military and the sacrifices they and their families have made, organizers said.
Wearing an element of red is encouraged to signify support of the American Red Cross mission.
The evening’s festivities will include cocktails, gourmet dining from celebrity chef Nick Stellino, silent and live auctions and special entertainment.