On Thursday, May 2, 2013 The Entertainment Industry Foundation's (EIF) Women’s Cancer Research Fund Honorary Chairs Rita Wilson, Tom Hanks, Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg, along with EIF’s Women’s Cancer Research Fund co-founders Kelly Chapman Meyer, Anne Douglas, Quinn Ezralow, Marion Laurie and Jaime Tisch will welcome guests to An Unforgettable Evening presented by Saks Fifth Avenue benefiting EIF’s Women’s Cancer Research Fund at the Beverly Wilshire hotel.
Hosted by Chelsea Handler, the evening will include a dinner and an awards presentation. Grammy Award-winning artist Kylie Minogue will accept the 2013 Courage Award for her fight against breast cancer and dedication to raising awareness for the disease. The Nat King Cole Award will be presented to renowned fashion designer Carolina Herrera for her charitable works and contributions to the EIF Women’s Cancer Research Fund including her participation in the 2012 Saks Fifth Avenue Key to the Cure campaign. Grammy Award-winning artist Bruno Mars will close the evening with a special musical performance.
The event marks the 16th anniversary of the Women’s Cancer Research Fund which continues to raise support for innovative cancer research, such as the Breast Cancer Biomarker Discovery Project and recognize remarkable individuals for their commitment to the cause. The Breast Cancer Biomarker Discovery Project is working to identify and verify biomarkers that will lead to the development of a blood test for the detection of breast cancer at its earliest and most curable stages. The Women’s Cancer Research Fund is also funding research being conducted at prestigious, National Cancer Institute (NCI)-accredited medical institutes, UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.