Actress and lung cancer advocate Valerie Harper and her husband Tony Cacciotti, actor Elliott Gould, and leaders in entertainment, politics, business and medicine will come together at the Lung Cancer Foundation of America’s (LCFA) “Lung Cancer – Bring on the Change!” event on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013 from 5 PM – 7 PM.
The evening is hosted by producer Marta Kauffman and composer Michael Skloff in their Hancock Park home. Ms. Harper, who is currently fighting lung cancer that has occurred in the lining of her brain, is the special guest speaker.
The evening is designed to bring attention to and raise funding for lung cancer, said to be USA’s number one cancer killer for both men and women.[ Also Read: Cigna Teams with HopeLab for Cancer-Fighting Game App ]
“It means so much to Tony and me to be able to support LCFA in its efforts to raise awareness and research funding for lung cancer. I’m still here, living, laughing, loving, dancing because of lung cancer research — but the only way I can be here in six months or six years is through new treatment options, or hopefully a cure,” said Ms. Harper.
Guests will be introduced to lung cancer advocates like Val, lung cancer researchers and the work of LCFA — an organization that exists to advocate for research funding.
In the picture above: LCFA Day at the Races 2013 with Kim Norris, Valerie Harper and Beth Stern. Photo credit: Semantha Norris.