On Thursday, February 16, 2017, the Women's Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) Honorary Chairs Rita Wilson, Tom Hanks, Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg, along with WCRF co-founders Anne Douglas, Quinn Ezralow, Marion Laurie, Kelly Chapman Meyer, and Jaime Tisch will welcome guests to An Unforgettable Evening presented by Saks Fifth Avenue.
After a three-year hiatus, the event returns to the Beverly Wilshire Hotel and will benefit the Women’s Cancer Research Fund, a program of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).
Hosted by comedian and breast cancer survivor Tig Notaro, the evening will include a dinner and an awards presentation. Renowned fashion designer and film director Tom Ford will accept the 2017 Courage Award for his continued support and dedication to raising awareness for the disease. The Nat King Cole Award will be presented to Judy and Leonard Lauder for their charitable works and contributions.
An Unforgettable Evening is the flagship fundraising event of WCRF, which continues to raise support for innovative cancer research and to recognize remarkable individuals for their commitment to the cause. WCRF recently joined forces with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), the highest rated breast cancer organization in the US and largest private funder of breast cancer research in the world. Founded in 1993 by Evelyn H. Lauder, BCRF investigators have been involved in every major breakthrough in breast cancer research, impacting developments across a spectrum of cancers. This exciting new collaboration with BCRF allows WCRF to fast-track more effective approaches to the study and early diagnosis of women’s cancers.
Saks Fifth Avenue is generously supporting WCRF to present An Unforgettable Evening for the 13th time. Over the last 18 years, Saks has donated nearly $40 million to cancer research and treatment organizations throughout the United States.