ABCs Gala Benefits Santa Monica’s John Wayne Cancer Institute

Saturday, 30 Nov 2013, 9:04:00 AM

Mitch James

Honorees Robert Wagner, Ann-Margret, Roseann and Bill Patterson, and JWCI Chairman Patrick Wayne (son of John Wayne).
Photo by Vince Bucci
Honorees Robert Wagner, Ann-Margret, Roseann and Bill Patterson, and JWCI Chairman Patrick Wayne (son of John Wayne).

Associates for Breast and Prostate Cancer Studies, (ABCs), hosted its 24th annual, star-studded Talk of the Town black-tie gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Saturday, Nov. 23.

The gala raised funds for breast and prostate cancer research at John Wayne Cancer Institute (JWCI) at Saint John’s Health Center.

Actress Ann-Margret received the Spirit of Entertainment Award, actor Robert Wagner was honored with the Spirit of Hollywood Award, and business leaders and community advocates Bill and Roseann Patterson were recipients of the Spirit of Hope Award.

ABCs President Gloria Gebbia and First Vice President Sheri Rosenblum co-chaired the event, which featured entertainment from award-winning R&B legends the O’Jays.

Actress and comedian Kym Whitley emceed.

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. JWCI provides hope to cancer patients everywhere.

For information, visit www.jwci.org.

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