‘Dancing for Miracles’ Fundraiser at Nishi

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for dinner, featuring Orange Coast Optimists’ famous backyard barbecue tri-tip and chicken.

Dance music by Kokoro. Master of ceremonies: Nancy Sakakura. Guest speaker: Jenny Hirata.

The evening will include line-dance lessons, a photo booth, and an opportunity drawing. All proceeds go to A3M.

General admission (includes dinner): $65. Platinum table sponsor of 10: $1,000. Gold table sponsor of 10: $700.

For more information, contact: Shirley, (714) 797-1600 or shirleysasao@gmail.com; Carol, cntanita@mail.com; Laraine, (310) 826-9805 or laraine_virgo@yahoo.com. Register online at www.ocodance.org.

The mission of A3M is to improve the health and welfare of patients with blood cancers or blood-related disease by educating and recruiting potential marrow donors and providing patient support services.

A3M’s vision is to grow and diversify the Be The Match Registry through focusing on marrow donor recruitment within various ethnic communities, therefore increasing the likelihood of patients finding a marrow match.

In 1991, Sharon Sugiyama started a grassroots movement to recruit a marrow donor for her nephew Nick. A life-saving marrow transplant was Nick’s