The Associates For Breast and Prostate Cancer Studies, affectionately known as the ABCs, will host its annual, star-studded Mother’s Day Luncheon at the Four Seasons Hotel at Beverly Hills, Wednesday, May 10, 2017 to benefit breast and prostate cancer research at the John Wayne Cancer Institute at Providence Saint John’s Health Center.
The afternoon will honor award-winning actress Sharon Stone with the Mother of the Year Award and Chaz Dean, creator of WEN Hair & Body Care, owner and Stylist, Chaz Dean Studio, with the Humanitarian Award.
Actress, comedian Kym Whitley, emcees and Beverly Cohen and Sheri Rosenblum co-chair the event. Prior to the luncheon, there will be a luxury boutique featuring a fashionable array of select vendors donating a portion of proceeds from their sales to the organization.
“Both our honorees are incredible role models and have demonstrated a long-standing commitment to health and wellness in the community,” said Gloria Gebbia, president of the ABCs. “Their mutual commitment to giving back through a host of worthwhile endeavors, symbolize the very best of what our Achievement Awards represent.”
“Every year, Gloria Gebbia and the ABCs create an amazing luncheon that raises much needed funds to support the Institute’s breast and prostate research” said Patrick Wayne, chairman of the board at John Wayne Cancer Institute and son of the legendary actor John Wayne. “We are forever grateful to their commitment to our mission to eradicate cancer and eliminate patient suffering worldwide.”
Sharon Stone began her career in New York, working as an internationally successful model and actor. She made her film debut in Woody Allen’s Stardust Memories and in 1992, starred in the blockbuster Basic Instinct. She earned a Golden Globe Award and Academy Award nomination for her role in Martin Scorsese’s masterpiece, Casino. Other film credits include, The Muse, Sphere, Total Recall, Sliver, Bobby, The Quick and the Dead, Alpha Dog, Fading Gigolo and Lovelace. Sharon earned an Emmy Award for her role on The Practice. In 2017, Stone is appearing in The Disaster Artist, A Little Something for her Birthday and HBO’s limited series Mosaic. She has served as the amfAR Global Fundraising Chairperson for more than 20 years, raising hundreds of millions to find a cure for AIDS and is a Knight Commander of Arts and Letters in France. She is a committee chair with YALA and has co-chaired Planet Hope for decades. In 2013, Stone was honored by the Nobel Peace Laureates at the Nobel Peace Summit where she was given the “Peace Summit Award” by his Holiness the Dalai Lama for her continuous humanitarian work. Stone is the mother of three sons – Laird and Quinn Stone and Roan Bronstein who will be on hand to present the award to her.
Los Angeles celebrity stylist Chaz Dean has a little black book of A-list clientele that reads like a “who’s who” of Hollywood. Dean launched his brand with one product, a Sweet Almond Mint Cleansing Conditioner, in November 2000 with a strong belief in a natural, healthy lifestyle. Since then, he has launched over 500 products in multiple categories including hair care, body care and fragrance, while also leading QVC as the top Haircare brand since 2005. At his luxurious Los Angeles salon, the Chaz Dean Studio, his philosophy is built on harmony and holistic methods. This originally lead him to develop the successful WEN Haircare & Body Care line of products and continues to be the driving force for his work with clients today. With the success of WEN, Dean has appeared on The Doctors and Life Changers, speaking about healthy hair and hair transformations. He’s also currently featured on Bravo’s Flipping Out with Jeff Lewis and Celebrity Apprentice. As Dean’s business has continued to grow, so have his contributions to people and animals in need. He supports Stand Up To Cancer, Habitat for Humanity, APLA, Best Friends Animal Society, the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls and a host of others. Blessed with the opportunity to wake up every day with a passion for his work, Dean continues to lead the industry in innovation, humility and respect for an ever-changing industry.
Table packages begin at $1,750; individual tickets, $175. For information, please contact Lyndsey Senet at Grant Associates at 323-904-4400 or email Lyndsey@GrantEvents.com.
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