LOS ANGELES, Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Associates for Breast and Prostate Cancer Studies (ABCs) hosts its 24th annual, star-studded Talk of the Town black-tie gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Nov. 23, 2013. Gala benefits breast and prostate cancer research at John Wayne Cancer Institute (JWCI) at Saint John's Health Center. Actress Ann-Margret will receive the Spirit of Entertainment Award, actor Robert Wagner will be honored with the Spirit of Hollywood Award and business leaders and community advocates Bill and Roseann Patterson will be presented the Spirit of Hope Award. ABCs President Gloria Gebbia and First Vice President Sheri Rosenblum co-chair the event, which features entertainment from award-winning R&B legends the O'Jays. Actress and comedian Kym Whitley will emcee.
About the ABCs
The Associates for Breast and Prostate Cancer Studies was formed 24 years ago by a group of dedicated philanthropists. These individuals wanted to devote their charitable efforts and resources to eradicating cancer and unanimously chose to support progressive and innovative breast cancer and prostate cancer research at John Wayne Cancer Institute (JWCI). They dedicate their efforts to funding research in breast and prostate cancer at JWCI, and since 1990, have raised more than $14 million. Visit www.abcjw.com.
Since 1981, the family of John Wayne has been committed to pioneering cancer research in memory of their father, who died of cancer. For more than 30 years, the dedicated physicians and scientists at the John Wayne Cancer Institute (JWCI) have made groundbreaking discoveries that have changed the way cancer is detected, diagnosed and treated around the world. Today, the tradition of excellence continues as JWCI spearheads new research advances, while training the next generation of leaders in the fight against cancer through its renowned Surgical Oncology Fellowship Program. The Institute's programs focus on melanoma, breast, neuro, prostate and gastrointestinal cancers, as well as innovative research in cancer genomics, molecular biomarkers, and chemo- and immunotherapies. With its unique ability to rapidly turn scientific discoveries into novel approaches for early detection and treatment, JWCI provides immediate hope to cancer patients everywhere. Visit www.jwci.org.
|SOURCE John Wayne Cancer Institute|
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