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The Del Mar Cigar Club just held their annual Heels & Wheels event at The Crosby in Rancho Santa Fe, which benefited Passion 4 K.I.D.S., a North County-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity that provides assistance to neglected, abandoned, abused, and other children in situations of need. Dan Cohen from CBS News 8 served as emcee at the event. The evening featured a cocktail hour, dinner, salsa performance, charity auction, and fashion show. Highlights included celebrity attendees Carissa Rosario, Dan Cohen, Felix Giles, San Diego County Third District Supervisor Dave Roberts, and Celebrity Fashion Designer Andre Soriano. Andre premiered his 2015 Aristocrat Spring and Summer Line, which will benefit Passion 4 K.I.D.S.

Loran Kelley III, CEO at Del Mar Cigar Club, shared his enthusiasm about the annual event. “Children have no control over their misfortunes or sickness. Passion 4 K.I.D.S recognizes this and does more than just help them financially. They dedicate their personal time to children, giving them love and affection, and help teach them the life skills they need to succeed in life,” he stated. Loran continued about how the organization has encouraged him to reevaluate and appreciate the things in life he takes for granted. “It is their unlimited passion for what they do and their incredible unselfish and unfailing dedication for those who cannot help themselves that has changed me forever,” he shared. To learn more about Passion 4 K.I.D.S head to www.passion4kids.org.