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Nearly 10 years after Farrah Fawcett’s death, the Farrah Fawcett Foundation will honor cancer survivor and Desperate Housewives actress Marcia Cross as well as writer and philanthropist Mary Willard, the late wife of Fred Willard.
The biennial Tex-Mex Fiesta will be held Sept. 6 at the Wallis Annenberg Center of Performing Arts in Beverly Hills.
The event, inspired by Fawcett’s Texas lifestyle, will also include a live auction led by George Hamilton, a musical performances and surprise guests who will pay tribute to the Charlie’s Angels star. Fawcett’s former co-star Jaclyn Smith and Dr. Lawrence Piro are serving as co-chairs.
In a statement, foundation president Alana Stewart said the organization is especially excited for the event as it marks a decade since the actress’ death due to anal cancer.
“Raising awareness and funds for cancer research in Farrah’s memory is vital to the continued success of the foundation, and we look forward to another evening celebrating her unwavering commitment to funding research for a cure to the cancer that took her life,” Stewart said.
Since its first benefit dinner in 2015, the Farrah Fawcett Foundation has raised more than $1 million for cancer research. The foundation plans to continue giving to cancer research as the event’s proceeds will once again benefit Stand Up to Cancer.
Fawcett established the Farrah Fawcett Foundation in 2007 after her own cancer diagnosis. Two years later, the actress died. The foundation seeks to provide funding for cancer research, support prevent prevention and awareness programs and help those currently living with cancer.
Past honorees have included Katie Couric, Sherry Lansing, Stand Up to Cancer co-founder Kathleen Lobb and more.
Tickets start at $1,000 and are available for purchase at www.thefarrahfawcettfoundation.org.
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