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 the annual gala event, which will take place in Beverly Hills on Thursday, February 28, and raise funds for pioneering cancer research conducted at leading medical and academic institutions in Los Angeles and throughout the nation.
As previously announced, actress, author, and entrepreneur Kate Hudson will receive the 2019 Courage Award for her support of breast cancer research, and commitment to raising awareness and funds for research. Actress, producer, author, and activist Gabrielle Union will receive the Unsung Hero Award for her charitable contributions and philanthropic efforts throughout her career, including her work to help educate women about breast cancer screenings, prevention and closing the gap on breast cancer disparities.
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, Jennifer Hudson, Sir Elton John, Nicole Kidman, Judy & Leonard Lauder, Stella McCartney, Gwyneth Paltrow and Sofia Vergara.
WCRF’s An Unforgettable Evening gala co-chairs include Wallis Annenberg & Kris Levine, Quinn & Bryan Ezralow, NJ Falk, Tom Ford & Richard Buckley, Kinga Lampert, Judy & Leonard Lauder, Marion Laurie, Jamie Tisch and Laurie Kanter Tritsch & William P. Lauder.