Ladies — our time has come! Perhaps it is because Hillary is a serious contender for President; more women are the stars of major motion pictures & television series; or the fact that our intrinsic value is finally being recognized. In the world of charities, women have always been the driving force, and this week, we would like to recognize are few fab females.
At the Seventh Annual Pink Pump Affair at the Montage, Seven women who are making a difference, including Attorney General, Hon Kamala Harris, Journalist & News Anchors, Pat Harvey, Dorothy Lucey, Ana Garcia; Actress/ Humanitarian, Nicole Ari Parker; & Bonnie Rubin, Ex VP, First Century Bank.
The event benefited Special Needs Network, founded by another legendary lady, Areva Martin, Esq. Ten years ago when her own son was diagnosed with autism, she established this non-profit organization, that provides resources and services to a vast number of families affected by autism and developmental disabilities, in underserved communities.
After a Spring fashion show by St. John (whose fashions never go out of style), we were treated to a rousing performance by Kina Gosper (our new Tina Turner). Her hit song Girl From the Gutter delivers the powerful message of self-love & empowerment. Go Girl!
At another event, two drastically different damsels were honored: Chandra Wilson, Award winning Grey’s Anatomy star, and Brandi Glanville, from the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills were named “Women of Achievement” at the Mother’s Day Luncheon, benefitting The Associates for Breast and Prostate Cancer. This sold-out gala was held at the Four Seasons Hotel, where another philanthropic Lady, Beverly Cohen resides. After all she & hubby R.J. own the property! Beverly & Sherie Rosenblum chaired the event, which brought out such notables as Gloria Allred, Anika Noni Rose, and John Wayne’s Granddaughter, Anita Swift, who is President of the John Wayne Cancer Institute Auxiliary. With strong supporters like these women, Cancer will someday be defeated!