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 eighth year, to benefit 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 19, 2013
Where: Hangar 8, 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 and has now become one of the largest ovarian cancer run/walks in the nation with more than 4,000 on-site participants plus teams in 50 states and 14 countries through the virtual Sleepwalkers Around the World™ program.
When: November 10, 2013
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: July 13, 2013
Where: King Harbor Yacht Club, Redondo Beach
Learn more: giving.cedars-sinai.edu/tomcollier or 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 event includes a VIP pre-party with the celebrity cast and a post-concert reception for over 500 attending guests.
Since its inception in 2002, What A Pair! has raised over $2 million dollars for breast cancer research. Net proceeds go to the breast cancer research and education program at the Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute.
When: Date for 2014 to be announced.
Where: The Broad Stage at the Santa Monica Performing Arts Center, Santa Monica
Learn more: www.cedars-sinai.edu/whatapair or call (323) 866-6231