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Photo credit to: Christine Rogers/Chicksquad for DiversityNewsMagazine.com
Photo credit to: Christine Rogers/Chicksquad for DiversityNewsMagazine.com

Reaching for the Stars Breast Cancer Pink Carpet Celebrity Fundraiser for Southern California Cancer Survivors. Also Honoring Survivors of Cancer at Gala Charity Event.

On Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at the Roosevelt Hotel located at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard Hollywood, CA 90028 from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm Send Me on Vacation hosted “Reaching for the Stars Pink Carpet Celebrity Fundraiser for Southern California Cancer Survivors.

The Roosevelt Hotel was alive with the color of pink and the energetic vitality of cancer survivors and their supporters. The evening’s Honoree was Hollywood’s own Alison W. Gryphon, a stage III cancer survivor . Alison W. Gryphon, who is best known as a Hollywood writer, filmmaker, said “She was looking for answers to questions she had concerning what to expect when she found out she had cancer. She looked for a movie that would sum-up the problems she would face and found there was no movie made that really answered her questions; so she decided to create it herself.” The result is her directorial debut, What the F@#-is Cancer and Why Does Everybody Have it? In addition as companion pieces to her film, Alison is releasing, a series of webisodes entitled The What? Series, to be carried on YouTube, and set to launch November 2o, 2014. This series will focus on the treatments, day to day living, and expectations of going through cancer treatment.

Photo credit to: Christine Rogers/Chicksquad for DiversityNewsMagazine.com
Photo credit to: Christine Rogers/Chicksquad for DiversityNewsMagazine.com

Alison is to be commended for her ability to bring her personal story to those who need support and are unsure what to expect from the medical side effects and subsequent feeling of alienation and isolation having this disease can bring. For more information visit: http://www.thewhyfoundation.org/allison-w-gryphon/

Corporate Citizenship Charities, dba Send Me on Vacation provided a remarkable and impressive event with beautiful décor, flowers, and entertainment. The mission of this 501(c)3 charity is to send breast cancer survivors on relaxing vacations after their physical wellness is stable. This vacation allows for the much needed calm and relaxation process necessary to bring back internal harmony to the psyche. Send Me on Vacation will be sending four Southern California families on a much needed vacation.

Joyce Giraud, Michael OhovenAmong the many cancer survivors and their families, celebrities strolled along the Pink Carpet to show their support. Amongst them was Joyce Giraud (actress/model/former beauty queen, President and Producer of Queen of the Universe Pageant, Real Wives of Beverly Hills) and Michael Ohoven (German film producer and the founder and CEO of Infinity Media, Producer of Queen of the Universe Pageant) who was available to meet and greet.

In addition, the attendees were honored throughout the evening with the lovely voice of Jenna Mammina, a wonderfully talented jazz vocalist from the Bay Area. Floral arrangements in pink pastels were donated by the effervescent Adeliae Carrillo of Lily and Rose Co.

Photo credit to: Christine Rogers/Chicksquad for DiversityNewsMagazine.com
Photo credit to: Christine Rogers/Chicksquad for DiversityNewsMagazine.com

This was a lovely event, at a historical venue, generously supported by Jet Blue and the Roosevelt Hotel. When faced with uncertainty for the future, it is comforting to know there are people dedicated to sharing their experiences and their hearts with those who feel lost and alone. A standing ovation to all involved!
If you would like more information concerning Send Me on Vacation, please visit this link: http://www.sendmeonvacation.org

Photos credit to: Christine Rogers/Chicksquad for DiversityNewsMagazine.com

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