WHO: Honorary Chairs George and Ann Lopez, Cast and Crew of ER (TBD), Honorees Stewart Rahr and Dr. Kant Tucker, Chicago, Aimee Garcia (The George Lopez Show), Andy Garcia (Pink Panther 2), Constance Marie (The George Lopez Show), Emily Wagner (ER), Eva La Rue (CSI: Miami), Goran Visnjic (ER), Harold Perrineau (Lost), Jeff Garlin (WALL-E), Louis van Amstel (Dancing with the Stars), Michael Steger (90210, Michelle Bonilla (ER), Paul McCrane (ER), Roma Maffia (Nip/Tuck), Sara Ramirez (Grey’s Anatomy), Sharif Atkins (ER) and other celebrity guests.
WHAT: The 30th Annual The Gift of Life Celebration to benefit The National Kidney Foundation of Southern California (NKFSC) will be held on Sunday, May 3 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. The event will present three awards including ER with the Inaugural Gift of Life Entertainment Media Award; Stewart Rahr with the NKFSC Humanitarian Award; and Dr. Kant Tucker with The Martha Proctor Mack Spirit of Neprhology Award. The event hosted by National Kidney Foundation spokesperson George Lopez, will feature a live musical performance by Chicago, Swag Suite, dinner and a silent and live auction.
WHEN: Sunday, May 3, 2009
4:00 p.m. Media Check-in
5:00 p.m. Red Carpet Arrivals
5:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception/Silent Auction
7:00 p.m. Dinners & Awards
WHERE: Beverly Wilshire Hotel
9500 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA
MORE: Major event sponsors include Stewart Rahr & Kinray, Inc., Ann & George Lopez, American Airlines, Prasco Laboratories, CAA, HBO, Breckenridge Pharmaceuticals, Stacey Zinman & Larry Kohl, Eurocar Inc., LaROCCA skincare, Dr. Lilly M. Barba, and Lupin Pharmaceuticals.
The National Kidney Foundation of Southern California, a major voluntary health organization, seeks to prevent kidney and urinary tract diseases, improve the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by these diseases, and increase the availability of all organs for transplantation. For additional information visit www.kidneysocal.org.