Sheryl Crow will accept the 2012 Courage Award for her courageous battle against breast cancer at the Unforgettable Evening gala benefiting the Entertainment Industry Foundation's Women’s Cancer Research Fund on April 18.

The event celebrates the 15th 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 Johnson Comprehensive Cancer Center and USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.

The event will feature a performance by Rihanna, and among those expected to attend are EIF’s Women’s Cancer Research Fund Honorary Chairs Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks, Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg, EIF’s Women’s Cancer Research Fund co-founders Kelly Chapman Meyer, Anne Douglas, Quinn Ezralow, Marion Laurie and Jaime Tisch,

The Nat King Cole Award will be presented to Glamour Magazine Editor-in-Chief, Cindi Leive, for her charitable works and contributions.

The Women’s Cancer Research Fund, a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, supports innovative research, education and outreach directed at the development of more effective approaches to the early diagnosis, treatment and prevention of all women’s cancers.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 18, 2012

WHERE: The Beverly Hilton Hotel
9876 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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