What: Each September, fashion meets philanthropy as pink-adorned and-accessorized guests and celebrities join forces to raise awareness of women’s cancers. Style guru Elyse Walker established the Pink Party, now in its ninth year, to benefit the Cedars-Sinai Women’s Cancer Program at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute. Since 2005, the partnership between Pink Party and Cedars-Sinai has helped raise over $7.8 million to fight women’s cancers through research.
When: October 18, 2014
Where: Hangar8, Santa Monica Airport
Learn more: www.pink-party.org or call (323) 866-7772
What: Each November, thousands of runners and walkers take to the streets for Run for Her, a 5K Run and Friendship Walk for ovarian cancer research and awareness. To date, Run for Her has raised over $5 million for the Cedars-Sinai Women’s Cancer Program at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute.
The inaugural event in 2005 took place in a Cedars-Sinai parking lot with 700 people. Since then, Run for Her has become one of the largest ovarian cancer run/walks in the nation with more than 5,000 on-site participants plus teams in 50 states and 14 countries through the virtual Sleepwalkers Around the World™ program.
When: November 9, 2014
Where: Pan Pacific Park, Los Angeles
Learn more: www.runforher.com or call toll free (888) 704-6178
What: Every summer the “Race for Hope” brings sailors and friends together at the King Harbor Yacht Club to ride the winds toward a cure for cancer. The annual regatta was established to honor the memory of Tom Collier, a Club member who succumbed to cancer.
Since 1996, the annual event has raised more than $400,000, all of which directly supports the research of Phillip Koeffler, MD, director of Cedars-Sinai’s Division of Hematology/Oncology and the Mark Goodson Chair in Oncology Research at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute. Dr. Koeffler’s lab is investigating the molecular causes of breast cancer to bring about personalized treatment options.
When: Date for 2015 to be announced.
Where: King Harbor Yacht Club, Redondo Beach
Learn more: Call (310) 376-2459
What: What A Pair! is a Broadway-caliber production of duets sung by an eclectic array of celebrities from television, film, music, and the stage. The “pairings” of celebrities are comical, heartwarming, entertaining and impressiveand would not otherwise be seen outside of this production. The concert is followed by a dinner and after-party with the celebrity cast.
Since its inception in 2002, What A Pair! has raised over $2.5 million for breast cancer research. Net proceeds go to the breast cancer research and education programs at the Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute.
When: May 31, 2014
Where: Saban Theatre, Beverly Hills
Learn more: www.cedars-sinai.edu/whatapair or call (323) 866-6231