Our star-studded “Mother’s Day Luncheon” was hosted at the Four Seasons on South Doheny Drive to benefit breast and prostate cancer research at the John Wayne Cancer Institute at Providence Saint John’s Health Center.
The festivities honored media personality/author Dr. Drew Pinsky as Father of the Year; fashion designer/author Rachel Zoe as Mother of the Year; and TV’s Shahs Of Sunset personality/realtor/philanthropist Mercedes Javid as Woman of Achievement.
“Without doubt, Dr. Drew, Rachel, and Mercedes are three prominent advocates for health and wellness in our community,” said Gloria E. Gebbia, president of the ABCs. “We are deeply grateful for their commitment to the issues that we champion.”
Patrick Wayne, chairman of the board at John Wayne Cancer Institute, said: “Thanks to the generosity of the ABCs and other generous donors, we are able to continue the innovative and groundbreaking research discoveries in the fight against cancer.”
Actress/comedienne Kym Whitley was emcee while Beverly Cohen and Sheri A. Rosenblum co-chaired the event.
About Our Foundation:
The ABCs was formed 28 years ago by a group of dedicated philanthropists who had originally been associated with the Eddie Cantor Charitable Foundation, an organization that supported a variety of causes. Today, the ABC’s is 200 members strong and growing. Since 1990, our group has raised more than $15 million to support the John Wayne Cancer Institute’s research in advancing treatment and detection of both breast and prostate cancer.