Jennifer Hudson is to be honored by the Women’s Cancer Research Fund.
On Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 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 Jamie Tisch will welcome guests to An Unforgettable Evening presented by Saks Fifth Avenue. The event will once again take place at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, and benefit the Women’s Cancer Research Fund, a program of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).
Hosted by Emmy Award-winning host, writer, and producer James Corden, the evening will include a dinner, an awards presentation and musical performance. The Nat King Cole Award will be presented to Grammy and Academy Award-winning recording artist and actor Jennifer Hudson for her ongoing philanthropic work around women’s issues. Award winning actress and entrepreneur Sofia Vergara will accept the 2018 Courage Award for her continued support and dedication to raising awareness for cancer research in all its forms.
GRAMMY-Award winning, multiplatinum international icon, Pitbull, will be bringing the 305 to the Unforgettable Evening stage for a special performance.
“On behalf of my co-chairs, we are thrilled to honor Sofia and Jennifer, two powerful women who are deeply committed to women’s health,” said Rita Wilson. “Cancer is one of the most pressing public health issues we face today and the WCRF community is making an incredible impact on advancing breakthroughs and bringing us closer to cure.”
An Unforgettable Evening is the flagship fundraising event for WCRF featuring extraordinary honorees, tributes to cancer survivors and the memory of those impacted by cancer. For over 20 years, this event has brought together leaders in entertainment, cancer research and corporate philanthropy in raising funds for pioneering cancer research conducted at leading medical and academic institutions in Los Angeles and throughout the nation. Previous Unforgettable Evening Honorees have included Natalie Cole, Courteney Cox, Sheryl Crow, Melissa Ethridge, Renette Ezralow, Tom Ford, Carolina Herrera, Faith Hill & Tim McGraw, Sir Elton John, Nicole Kidman, Judy & Leonard Lauder, Gwyneth Paltrow and Stella McCartney.
Saks Fifth Avenue is proud to support WCRF to present An Unforgettable Evening for the 14th time. Over the last 18 years, Saks has donated nearly $40 million to cancer research and treatment organizations throughout the United States. de GRISOGONO and ALLEVEN will provide additional support for the event.
Find out more about the event here.