LOS ANGELES, May 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Cancer Support Community Benjamin Center (CSC) presents its annual Gilda Award Gala, Friday, May 13, 2016 at the InterContinental Los Angeles, Century City. The evening of fun and celebration will honor actress Frances Fisher with the "Gilda Award;" CSC advocate, Joyce Green with the "Wellness Award;" and City of Hope's Matthew Loscalzo, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with the "Harold H. Benjamin Innovation Award." National television host, producer and cancer survivor John Sencio hosts.
British-born American actress Frances Fisher has starred in over 30 theatrical productions. Fisher is being celebrated for her positive influence on the community by promoting wellness and a culture and spirit of generosity.
Joyce Green served as Director of Development for Cancer Support Community Benjamin Center. As a two-time breast cancer survivor, she has been a strong advocate of the psychosocial support services which CSC, first known as The Wellness Community, provides.
Matthew Loscalzo, LCSW, is Liliane Elkins Professor in Supportive Care Programs, Professor of Department of Population Sciences, Executive Director of the Department of Supportive Care Medicine and the Administrative Director of the Sheri & Les Biller Patient and Family Resource Center at the City of Hope-National Medical Center.
About the Cancer Support Community Benjamin Center
CSC's mission is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community. In 2009, The Wellness Community and Gilda's Club joined forces to become the Cancer Support Community. The combined organization provides the highest quality social and emotional support for people impacted by cancer through a network of 50 licensed affiliates, more than 120 satellite locations and vibrant online and telephone communities, touching more than one million people each year. The American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and the Institute of Medicine advocate that services provided by CSC are an integral part of quality "patient-centered" cancer care. Cancer Support Community Benjamin Center was founded in 1982 in Santa Monica, California by Dr. Harold and Harriet Benjamin. Cancer Support Community Benjamin Center offers 100% free invaluable emotional and psychological support and healthy life-style services, including education, family programs and social activities.
Individual tickets, $300. For information, please visit www.cancersupportcommunitybenjamincenter.org.
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