Santa Monica Police Officer Bobby Villegas, Rambo and American Red Cross Board member Judy Chambers Beck. (Photo courtesy Red Cross)

FAIRMONT MIRAMAR —If you’ve ever wanted to rub elbows with the cast of “NCIS,” veterans, and Fox News’ Christine Devine, here’s your chance.

The Fairmont Miramar Hotel will play host to the Santa Monica Red Cross’ eighth annual Red Tie Affair, scheduled for April 6. The fundraiser, hosted by Devine, will honor the country’s service men and women with a salute to the Armed Forces.

The “NCIS” cast and producers will receive the Crystal Cross Award for outstanding support of the American Red Cross. Dr. Richard Corlin of Saint John’s Health Center will receive the Rick Crocker Spirit of Volunteerism Award named after Crocker, a Santa Monica police officer, Red Cross volunteer and Iraqi war veteran who died in 2005.

The Red Tie affair is the largest fundraising event of the year for the Santa Monica chapter.

This year’s celebration will highlight the relationship between the Red Cross and the men and women of the military and the sacrifices their families have made.

The evening will include celebrities, cocktails, silent and live auctions, and special entertainment. Wearing red is encouraged to show support.

The live auction will feature an electric guitar signed by all the members of Maroon 5, a custom Red Cross surfboard signed by Greg Noll, and a canine ride-along with the Santa Monica canine cop Rambo and his partner.

There will also be the Celebrity Gift Experience where the winner will attend the Emmys in style. The winner will have a car sent to their house and be allowed to hang out in the swag room, where they will take home a gift bag. Last year’s swag bag was valued at $30,000.

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