SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The John Wayne Cancer Institute Auxiliary will honor Delphine J. Lee, MD, PhD, with the Angel Award; and Ford Warriors in Pink with the Public Service Award at its Annual Membership Luncheon and Boutique, Oct. 22, 2015. Prior to the luncheon at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills, guests will enjoy a boutique featuring fine and costume jewelry, clothing, accessories and other items ideal for gift-giving. Vendors will donate a portion of their proceeds to the Institute.
Delphine J. Lee, MD, PhD, is the director of the Dermatological Center for Skin Health at Providence Saint John's Health Center and the director of both the Dirks/Dougherty Laboratory for Cancer Research and the department of translational immunology at the John Wayne Cancer Institute.
Ford Motor Company has been in the fight against breast cancer from raising funds through their Warriors in Pink apparel, to raising awareness through unique media content, to giving breast cancer patients and survivors more good days. Ford is always looking for ways to help people go further.
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.
Established in 1982 by two breast cancer survivors, the John Wayne Cancer Institute Auxiliary is helmed by president Anita Swift, granddaughter of John Wayne. The Auxiliary has raised more than $19 million to fund a wide array of the Institute's priorities including groundbreaking research, vital new laboratory equipment and the nationally renowned Surgical Oncology Fellowship Program. Visit www.JWCIgiving.org.
SOURCE John Wayne Cancer Institute Auxiliary