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Stars join the Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors to support Cancer Research

By SUE SCHNEIDER, Photo Editor
Published 11/28/2007

LOCATION: Beverly Hills, California
THE SKINNY: Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors held their Annual ROAD TO A CURE Gala recently at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Joey Fatone was the Emcee and musical performances were presented by Vanessa Williams (who unfortunately did not walk the red carpet) and The Fellas (Joey Fatone, Joey Lawrence, Joey McIntyre and Drew Lachey). Special guests included Jason Alexander, Steve Carell (who also did not walk the red carper) and Sid Ganis. The event was co-chaired by Jeffrey Tamkin, Chairman of the Board of Governors.
The Gala honored Ben Silverman, Walter Mirisch, Lauren Leichtman and Arthur Levine. President Sid Ganis of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to multi award-winner producer Walter Mirisch (THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN, TOYS IN THE ATTIC, HAWAII, WEST SIDE STORY, THE PINK PANTHER and many other films).
Jason Alexander introduced Alexander, Zachary and Sabrina Leichtman-Levine, who presented their parents Lauren Leichtman and Arthur Levine with the Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors’ Humanitarian Award.
Steve Carell presented Ben Silverman, Co-Chairman of NBC Entertainment and Universal Media Studios and founder and CEO of Reveille, with the Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors’ Visionary Award. Silverman’s leadership and vision are exemplified by his myriad accomplishments in entertainment.
The evening, which more than 1,100 guests attended, benefited the Board of Governors Center for Cancer Research at Cedars-Sinai’s Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute. This Center supports and equips world-class scientists to explore the vital frontiers of Cancer research. With this event, the Board of Governors has raised $15,000,000 for Cedars-Sinai Cancer Center.

Additional stars that attended included: Kate Flannery, Ana Ortiz, Ryan Seacrest, Patricia Arquette, Oscar Nunez, Brian Baumgartner, Creed Bratton, Leslie David Baker and wife Cleo King, Craig Robinson, George Schlatter, Christopher Gorman and his wife Anel Lopez, Mindy Kaling, Jonathan Silverman and his wife Jennifer Finnigan, Uri Geller, Rob Morrow, Ray Chew, Melissa Rivers, Ed Helms, James Kyson Lee, Peter Berg, Julia Ling and Michael Urie.


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