Celebrities Help Charities
Kris Jenner, Giuliana Rancie Among those who embrace a worthy cause
The Kardashian mom Kris Jenner said she would have gone on Dancing With the Stars six seasons ago, but that hope is gone. Kris revealed, “I might have done it a few years ago. But not now, since Kim proved she really can’t dance, getting voted out early. Then my son Rob did great and came in second place last season. So we’ll leave on a high note.”
Kris also revealed that Khloe’s husband, Lamar Odom, is her favorite– of guys in her daughters’ lives, past and present.
Kris wasn’t doing the tell-all to a bunch of reporters, instead her secrets came out at a special charity luncheon attended by strong supporters of the Associates For Breast and Prostate Cancer Studies.
The organization known as the ABCs honored Kris Jenner, along with Giuliana Rancie, co-star of E!’s Fashion Police, and Good Day LA’s Jillian Reynolds, at the annual Mother’s Day Luncheon to benefit cancer research at the John Wayne Cancer Institute.
Truer words were never spoken when Giuliana got up to accept her honor. She said, “Strength happens when you have no other choice.” A cancer survivor, Giuliana shared her story with a room full of women who absolutely understood the health crisis (a double mastectomy) she went through.
The sons of John Wayne, Patrick and Ethan, helped with the presentations to the ladies and spoke about their iconic dad, who died of cancer, plus other members of their family who fought the disease.
“We’re all part of Team Duke, and the Wayne family is committed to the cancer research being done in memory of our father,” Patrick said. He also praised the ultra-funny actress Lisa Ann Walter who emceed the ABCs Women of Achievement luncheon.
Sporting a plunging neckline Lisa Ann said, “With a mom who is a 30-year breast cancer survivor, I vowed to flaunt mine every day of my life. But it gets a little harder after four kids!”
Among the other celebrities at LA’s Four Seasons Hotel for the event were Leeza Gibbons, former Miss America Mary Ann Mobley, Catherine Bach, Rosa Blasi, Bonnie Lythgoe, Ruta Lee and David Spade, enjoying himself surrounded by so many women.
Mother of the Year Award
More wonderful women enjoyed the special 83rd Mother’s Day luncheon and fashion show benefiting Cedars-Sinai’s The Helping Hand group. Following in the footsteps of past honorees Doris Day, Lucille Ball, Betty Ford, Dolores Hope, and Shirley Jones, humanitarian Jeanne Pritzker received the Mother of the Year Award.
What makes Jeanne really special is her dedication to Foster Care Counts, noted Helping Hand president Nan Krasne, and Ellen Brooks, chairlady of the luncheon.
Christine Devine was the perfect host for the gathering, since the Emmy-winning Fox 11 news anchor has helped to find “forever homes for amazing youngsters” with her “Wednesday Child” segments encouraging adoption.
A spectacular fashion show presenting the Kevan Hall Collection capped off the heartwarming afternoon at the Beverly Hills Hotel. It featured well-tailored classic styles emphasizing sensuously draped silhouettes, enjoyed by all the Helping Hand ladies.
Thermal-Aid Bears teams with Arthritis Foundation
The Arthritis Foundation is making arrangements to distribute Thermal-Aid Bears to children suffering from the debilitating disease of arthritis. The announcement was made by Matthew Mills, president/CEO of Pacific Shore Holdings, and the creator of the therapeutic product.
The Thermal-Aid Bears are the children’s version of the adult Thermal-Aid which is a natural heating and cooling treatment pack designed to reduce swelling and relieve pain.
Among the celebrities who have discovered the hot/cold bear is Tori Spelling who reports her toddler daughter Stella enjoys her “cute and effective” bear, which makes kids feel good when they get bumps and bruises. But for kids with arthritis it’s extra helpful.