Michelle Pfeiffer To Host The 8th Annual Pink Party
lyse Walker presents the 8th annual pink party® in support of the Cedars-Sinai Women’s Cancer Program (WCP) at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute at Hangar 8 in Santa Monica on October 27, 2012. This year, the event will be hosted by actress, Michelle Pfeiffer. Golden Globe Award winner and three-time Academy Award nominee Michelle Pfeiffer has captivated film audiences with her stunning beauty and compelling performances for over three decades. With a repertoire including the likes of Scarface, Dangerous Liasons, The Fabulous Baker Boys, and Love Field, Pfeiffer has been honored with a BAFTA Award, Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award, National Board of Review Best Actress Award and New York Film Critics Circle Award, and has also received a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination and five additional Golden Globe Award nominations for her performances. She is thrilled to serve as the host of this year’s pink party® in support of a very important cause.
Elyse Walker is as passionate and committed to celebrating life as she is about finding a cure for cancer. In 2005, she founded the pink party® in honor of her mother who was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer at the age of 40. Her diagnosis was terminal; she never had a chance to benefit from early detection or any of the numerous new therapies being tested today. Through the annual pink party®, Walker has raised over $6 million dollars in support of the Cedars-Sinai Women’s Cancer Program, one of the nation’s top 10 gynecologic oncology programs. Cedars-Sinai’s unique comprehensive, translational approach to cancer care and research is leading to improved ways to diagnose and treat gender specific cancers including breast, ovarian, uterine, and cervical as well as gender-shared cancers such as lung, colon, and pancreatic.
“The pink party® is an integral source of support for this important work. Together, the Cedars-Sinai Women’s Cancer Program and the pink party® represent a formidable partnership in fighting cancer and helping women in Los Angeles and around the world,” said the director of the WCP, Dr. Beth Y. Karlan, MD.
This year, the pink party® will produce what is anticipated to be the biggest fashion event to take place in Los Angeles in years. The fashion show will be on 54-foot catwalk and will feature looks from the following designers: Barbara Bui, Brunello Cucinelli, Chloé, J. Mendel, KaufmanFranco, Kelly Wearstler, Stella McCartney and Valentino.
“Pink party® is a celebration of women, fashion, friendship and life. We are celebrating eight years of philanthropy supporting one of the premier medical and research centers in the world. It is without question that this year’s pink party® will be bigger and better than ever,” said Elyse Walker.
The festivities will also include a silent auction of designer handbags and jewelry as well as a live auction featuring art by Los Angeles-based artist Retna, a luxury vacation, opportunity to win a new car and more!
Celebrities who have lent their name in support of both the event and the cause include: Michelle Pfeiffer and David E. Kelley, Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck, Kate Beckinsale and Len Wiseman, Katie McGrath and JJ Abrams, Leslie Mann and Judd Apatow, Jennifer Meyer Maguire and Tobey Maguire, Stacy Keibler, Maria Menounos, Molly Sims, Marcia Cross, Bernadette & “Sugar” Ray Leonard, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Brad Hall, Jessica Capshaw, Caroline and Chris O’Donnell, Serena & Shawn Levy, Michelle & Michael Chiklis, Courtney Thorne-Smith and Roger Fishman, Jamie Lee Curtis, Giada de Laurentiis and Todd Thompson, Stacey Snider & Gary Jones, Allison Janney, Beth Riesgraf, Carrie Preston, Lisa Edelstein, and more.
There are many ways to contribute to the cause. Exclusive items, such as the Supra Pink Party Skytop for women, Chloé Marcie Satchel in paradise pink, Chloé pink studded booties and Pamela Love double cage ring in rose gold ring will all be available for sale at www.forwardbyelysewalker.com and at Elyse Walker in Pacific Palisades 310.230.8882. A percentage of the sales from each of these items will be donated to the Cedars Sinai Women’s Cancer Program.
For more information, please visit pink-party.org