LOS ANGELES, May 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Associates for Breast and Prostate Cancer Studies, affectionately known as the ABCs, will host its annual, star-studded Mother's Day Luncheon at the Four Seasons Hotel at Beverly Hills, May 4, 2016 to benefit breast and prostate cancer research at the John Wayne Cancer Institute at Providence Saint John's Health Center. The afternoon will honor attorney Gloria Allred and award-winning actresses Donna Mills and Lorraine Toussaint with the organization's Women of Achievement Award.
Actress, comedienne Cocoa Brown will emcee, and Beverly Cohen and Sheri Rosenblum will co-chair the event, which features an informal fashion show by Grayse. There will be a luxury boutique featuring select vendors donating a portion of proceeds from their sales to the organization.
Currently helmed by Gloria Gebbia, the ABCs was formed 26 years ago by a group of dedicated philanthropists who wanted to devote all their charitable efforts and resources to eradicating cancer and unanimously chose to support progressive and innovative breast cancer and prostate cancer research at the John Wayne Cancer Institute. Today the ABCs are over 150 members strong and growing. They have raised over $15 million since 1990. For more information, please 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 courageous and dedicated researchers at the John Wayne Cancer Institute 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 the Institute 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, the Institute provides immediate hope to cancer patients everywhere. For information, visit www.JWCIgiving.org.
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