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RONDA'S KISS PROMOMusic luminaries will gather for a benefit concert and live auction for RHONDA’S KISS–a foundation that raises money for cancer patients that can’t afford treatment–on Tuesday, November 3 at The El Rey Theatre (5515 Wilshire Blvd) in Los Angeles (red carpet: 6:00-7:00PM, show starts: 8:00PM). Renowned comedian and actor BILL BURR (Breaking Bad, Walk of Shame) will emceethe one-night-only event. THE HELLCAT SAINTS-a band featuring a revolving group of musicians created by DAVE KUSHNER (Velvet Revolver)–will perform includingDAVE NAVARRO (Jane’s Addiction), JULIETTE LEWIS (Juliette & The Licks),  DUFF McKAGAN (Velvet Revolver, Guns N’ Roses), GILBY CLARKE (Guns N’ Roses), MARK McGRATH (Sugar Ray, Host of EXTRA!) and JOSH FREESE (NIN, Devo, A Perfect Circle), with more special guests including a surprise A-LIST guest singer to be announced next month. The show will also feature a VIP Gift Lounge from Double Platinum(Grammy Foundation, VH1 Save the Music, Sundance Film Festival), a talent meet and greet and a live auction. The proceeds from the concert and live auction (see items below) will benefit RHONDA’s KISS all VIP packages/donations for the night are on-sale now (here).

RHONDA’S KISS (–Rhonda’s Kiss is supported by the Marc A. and Rhonda L. Stefanski Foundation, a recognized 501(c)(3). In 2014, Rhonda Stefanski was diagnosed with stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer. While she lost her battle, one of the greatest gifts she left was to create Rhonda’s Kiss an event to raise money to help those who receive a cancer diagnosis, but may be unable to make ends meet for treatment and support.Rhonda’s Kiss provides financial support to decrease late-stage cancer diagnosis in urban communities and for patients in financial need by using a three-pronged approach that integrates outreach (education, awareness and screening), navigation (medical and home) and patient services (treatment and financial assistance and emotional support). All funds will benefit City of Hope, a leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.

“The goal of the event is to provide an outlet for healing for our family, and to raise money to assist people in need who require financial assistance during cancer treatment,” said Marc A. Stefanski, Third Federal chairman and CEO. “We were able to afford the best of care for Rhonda, and we realize not everyone is as fortunate as we are.”

Musician Dave Kushner adds, “Many people close to us have been touched personally by cancer, as I know first-hand, as the two most important women in my life have been affected cancer. I believe that regardless of our backgrounds, access to treatment to beat this disease should be available to everyone.”

Ticket prices for the RHONDA’S KISS event are below; all donations are tax deductable:RHONDA'S KISS LOGO FB 9-25-15

1)    General Admission: $75. Per ticket- (Limited to 400)

Standing room show tickets

Includes Appetizers & Cocktails

2)    VIP Ticket: $250. Per ticket – (Limited to 96 tickets)

Includes downstairs table seating, to relax and view show

Includes Appetizers & Cocktails

3)    Mezzanine VIP Access: $1,000. Per ticket (Limited to 100 tickets)

Includes Access to VIP Gift Lounge & Gifts presented by Double Platinum.

Access to Meet & Greet with band

Access to MC/ Host Meet & Greet

Includes Appetizers & Cocktails

4)    Private Room & VIP Access: $15,000. Per room (ONLY 2 VIP rooms available)

Private lounge/room for eight (8) people to relax & view show

Includes Access to VIP Gift Lounge & Gifts presented by Double Platinum.

Includes Bottle Service

Includes Appetizers

Access to band Meet & Greet

Access to MC/Host Meet & Greet

All tickets for the event are available (HERE).


Concert and Live Auction

El Rey Theatre

5515 Wilshire Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90036

Tuesday, November 3

8:00 PM — 12:00 AM

5:30pm Media Check-in & set-up on Red carpet.
6:00pm   Red carpet begins in front of El Rey Theatre
7:00pm   Red carpet ends.
7:00pm   Opening reception, cocktails, appetizers and gifting lounge.
8:00pm   Concert Begins.

Featuring live performances from THE HELLCAT SAINTS featuring: DAVE NAVARRO (Jane’s Addiction),JULIETTE LEWIS (Juliette & The Licks),  DUFF McKAGAN (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver), GILBY CLARKE (Guns N’ Roses), DAVE KUSHNER (Velvet Revolver), MARK McGRATH (Sugar Ray, Host of EXTRA!) and JOSH FREESE (NIN, Devo, A Perfect Circle) with many more to be announced.


Intermittent between live performances guests will enjoy a live auction featuring some of the following items fromRHONDA’S KISS supporters (see below). A full list of auction items and music memorabilia will be announced in October.

  • The Voice ( TV show)-Two tickets to a live viewing of NBC TV’s “The VOICE.”
  • Korakia Pensione-Palm Springs ( stay, in a suite.
  • Epiphone Guiter-Slash Signature Model-Signed by the guitarist Slash.
  • Fender Stratocaster Guitar-Signed by members of The Hellcat Saints (the performing band).


As a tribute to his late wife Rhonda, who passed away last November 2014 from pancreatic cancer, Third Federal Savings and Loan Chairman and CEO Marc A. Stefanski, and his children, hosted inaugural event on July 15, 2015 at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame called Rhonda’s Kiss which raised over $600,000. Rhonda’s Kiss raises money to help those who receive a diagnosis of any type of cancer, but are unable to make ends meet for treatment and support. Through The Marc A. and Rhonda L. Stefanski Foundation and in partnership with City Of Hope, proceeds from Rhonda’s Kiss will provide financial support to increase cancer screenings in urban communities, and to assist patients diagnosed with cancer who are in financial need, by using a three-pronged approach, integrating outreach (education, awareness and screening), navigation (medical and home) and patient services (treatment and financial assistance, and emotional support). For more information or to donate directly, contact:

About City Of Hope:

City of Hope is proud to be the beneficiary of the Rhonda’s Kiss Foundation fundraising event to be held November 3, 2015. City of Hope is a leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.  Our researchers discover treatments that revolutionize how patients across the nation battle their diseases.  And our physicians, surgeons and expert staff give life-saving care with compassion and comprehensive support.  Since its beginning more than a century ago, City of Hope has touched the lives of countless individuals facing the challenge of disease and has given them hope. For more information, visit:



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