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The Star-Studded Annual Mother’s Day Luncheon Honored Sharon Stone and Chaz Dean

The Star-Studded Annual Mother’s Day Luncheon Honored Sharon Stone and Chaz Dean

Beverly Hills, 10 May 2017 – Though the guests at the star-studded Annual Mother’s Day Luncheon would have some serious wardrobe issues in a noon duel in the centre of town, they certainly were dressed to kill cancer at the noon lunch! (Too bad, we were hoping to see Jackie, the French Reporter, strut some chaps … oh well.)
The luncheon is a fundraising initiative by the Associates for Breast and Prostate Cancer Studies – affectionately known as the ABCs – in support of the John Wayne Cancer Institute, a cancer research institute dedicated in the name of actor John Wayne, who died of stomach cancer in 1979. Like the family of the departed icon, the Annual Mother’s Day Luncheon draws celebrities who have in some way themselves been affected by cancer, to support this vital cause.
The ABCs officially established in 1990, when a group of dedicated philanthropists who had originally been associated with the Eddie Cantor Charitable Foundation (which supported a variety of charities) evolved into the ABCs in order to devote all its resources to eradicating breast and prostate cancer.
Honoree Sharon Stone may have been awarded with the Woman of Achievement Award, but in our books she won the Friend of a Lifetime award as she shared with us: “My friend is here today, who; we went through this situation together and she is five years out. I helped her get to the right cancer doctors in this environment. And she’s fabulous, and she’s real and she’s a breast cancer survivor and we are extraordinarily grateful for what happens at the John Wayne Institute.” Well, we remember The Quick and the Dead, so we know Sharon is in the right environment!
Fellow honoree, Chaz Dean – a well-known Los Angeles celebrity stylist, was awarded the Humanitarian Award. Chaz’s charitable contributions include both people and animals, and he supports Stand Up To Cancer, Habitat for Humanity, APLA, Best Friends Animal Society, the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls and a many others. Sadly, he was also affected by cancer as he shared with us: “I lost my mom to cancer so it speaks volumes to me.”
The luncheon entertained guests with an informal fashion show (still no chaps though – not even for Ms. Stone!) and a luxury fashion boutique featuring an array of select vendors donating a portion of proceeds from their sales to the organization.
To learn more about the ABCs and how you can help them support the wonderful work being done at the John Wayne Cancer Institute, please visit www.abcjw.com.
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