Famed actors, actresses, musicians, directors, TV personalities and more had “An Unforgettable Evening” last night all to support women fighting with cancer through the EIF’s (Entertainment Industry Foundation) Women’s Cancer Fund. The beautiful Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills was the proud host of the benefit, as well as such bright stars as Reese Witherspoon, Tom Hanks, Taylor Swift, Faith Hill, Steven Spielberg, Christina Applegate and more.
Through Women’s Cancer Programs, the Entertainment Industry Foundation is committed to saving lives by raising awareness about the importance of early detection of breast and reproductive cancers, providing funds to advance research on treatment and early detection methods, and supporting community programs that assist the millions of women at risk of or affected by cancer as well as their families.
EIF’s Women’s Cancer Research Fund is one of three major initiatives within EIF’s Women’s Cancer Programs and is prized to have legendary Hollywood chairs Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, along with founders Kelly Chapman Meyer, Anne Douglas, Quinn Ezralow, Marion Laurie and Jamie Tisch.
Christina Applegate, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008, is ambassador for the Lee National Denim Day which encourages millions of people to slip into their favorite jeans and make a $5 donation to support the fight against breast cancer each October. Now in its 12th year, Lee National Denim Day has raised more than $70 million, making it one of the largest single day fundraisers of its kind.
Reese Witherspoon attends An Unforgettable Evening
More on EIF’s Women’s Cancer Research Fund: EIF’s Women’s Cancer Research Fund was established to support innovative research, education, and outreach directed at the development of more effective approaches to the early diagnosis, and prevention of all women’s cancers.
Through this initiative, EIF assembled a “dream team” of nationally and internationally recognized scientists and clinicians, including four Nobel laureates, collaborating in a groundbreaking research project focused on a single objective: to discover biomarkers that can detect cancer at an early stage when survival rates are highest. The ultimate goal of EIF’s Breast Cancer Biomarker Discovery Project is to develop a blood test for early discovery of breast cancer, and ultimately change the way physicians are able to forecast many types of cancers before they become life-threatening.
EIF has a remarkable track record in raising awareness and funds in the fight against cancer. EIF’s funding strategy is results-driven, bringing together some of the very best scientists and institutions in the country to collaborate on groundbreaking research projects to fast-track the development of better prevention methods and improved therapies for treatment of breast and reproductive cancers.