Stop Cancer Gala

stop cancer Elizabeth & Armie Hammer, Honorary Chair Sherry Lansing
Armie Hammer, Paula Abdul, Barbra Streisand On Hand to Honor Milkens, Tendlers at STOP CANCER Gala

 

 

The event: “STOP CANCER” honored Lori and Michael Milken and Audri and Stan Tendler at a glittering gala Nov. 23 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

The program: Michael Hammer presented the Milkens with the “Dr. Armand Hammer Philanthropy Award,” named for Hammer’s grandfather, the noted industrialist. Honorary chair Sherry Lansing bestowed the “STOP CANCER Award of Distinction” upon the Tendlers and Elon Gold acted as emcee.

The crowd: Jason Gould headlined the gala, so it was not surprising to see Barbra Streisand (Gould’s mom) among others in the audience,. The star-studded gathering also included Armie Hammer and Elizabeth Chambers, dancer/ choreographer/ TV personality Paula Abdul (who opted to support this gala’s honorees and STOP CANCER over attending the American Music Awards that same night), talk show host Leeza Gibbons, actor/ producer/ TV host Mary Hart, composer/ record producer David Foster and the night’s honorary chair Sherry Lansing.

 

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The numbers: More than 600 guests turned up for the tony affair, where tickets sold for a minimum of $500 and tables ranged up to $50,000.

Combined with funds raised in the silent and live auctions, gala proceeds topped $1.5 million to support young researchers at three Comprehensive Cancer Centers: UCLA’s Jonsson, USC Norris and the City of Hope.

 

 

PHOTOS…

Top photo: From left, Couple Elizabeth Chambers and Armie Hammer with honorary chair Sherry Lansing at the STOP CANCER Gala (photo, Paul Lester, courtesy of STOP CANCER)

Second photo:  Jason Gould, the night’s headliner with his mom, Barbra Streisand at the STOP CANCER Gala (photo, Paul Lester, courtesy of STOP CANCER)

Third photo: From left, honorees Lori and Michael Milken with honorary chair Sherry Lansing at the STOP CANCER Gala (photo, Paul Lester, courtesy of STOP CANCER)

Honorees Lori & Michael Milken,  Honorary Chair Sherry Lansing

Fourth photo: Dancer/ choreographer/ TV personality Paula Abdul with Michael Milken at the STOP CANCER Gala (photo, Paul Lester, courtesy of STOP CANCER)

 

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STOP CANCER Gala

Published Nov. 24, 2014 – Ellen Olivier, Society News LA