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Host Chelsea Handler stayed true to form at “An Unforgettable Evening” on Thursday and kept the jokes coming as singer Kylie Minogue and fashion designer Carolina Herrera were honored by the EIF Women’s Cancer Research fund.
Herrera, who received the Nat King Cole Award, was recognized for her contributions to philanthropic organizations. Minogue accepted the Courage Award for her dedication to spreading awareness following her triumph over breast cancer.
The 16th annual event, held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel by Saks Fifth Avenue, benefited the Entertainment Industry Foundation’s Women’s Cancer Research Fund in the campaign for finding a cure.
Attendees included Kobe Bryant, Angie Harmon, Mitch Glazer, Kelly Lynch, Julianne Hough and Amber Valletta. Honorary Chairs Rita Wilson and Kate Capshaw, and co-founders Kelly Meyer, Anne Douglas, Quinn Ezralow, Marion Laurie and Jaime Tisch, joined guests in an effort to garner continued support for innovative cancer research.
“I want us to find a cure for breast cancer,” Wilson told The Hollywood Reporter about her support for the organization. “I want there to be a blood test where you can easily find out if you’re at risk. ”
The EIF’s WCRF also funds research conducted at the National Cancer Institute (NCI)-accredited medical institutions, UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.
The evening closed with a musical performance by Bruno Mars.
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