Lindsay Taub

100 Women Making a Difference

2011-02-01 by Lindsay Taub

On Thursday January 27, 100 fabulous women (and a few lucky men!) gathered at the Santa Monica home of philanthropist Mary Gwynn to kick off the event-packed 2011 fundraising calendar for the Los Angeles chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

The intimate gathering was hosted by Gwynn and Deborah Aal Stoff, producer of the film Sweet November, starring Charlize Theron, and whose interest in CF began several years ago while producing a movie based on the book written by Frank Deford, of HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.” The book – Alex, The Life of Child – chronicled the story of his young daughter who died of Cystic Fibrosis, which remains North America’s number one inherited disease killer of children and young adults.

Featuring the culinary creations of Warren Schwartz, Executive Chef of LA’s Westside Tavern, guests heard an inspiring presentation from Dr. A. Purush Rao of USC Medical Center who spoke about the recent advances made in CF treatment as a result of well-funded research, much to the credit of the CFF and the Los Angeles chapter executive director Judy Ranan. Ranan’s husband George Perkins is the executive producer of ABC’s “Desperate Housewives” and has produced films such as Teen Wolf starring Michael J. Fox, Extremities starring Farrah Fawcett, Who’s Harry Crumb? starring John Candy, and Metro starring Eddie Murphy.

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Tags: Charity, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Events, Los Angeles, Pacific Punch

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