Pam Grier

*Los Angeles – Award-winning actress, best selling author and two-time cancer survivor Pam Grier is set to accept the Champion of Challenge Award at the cancer community’s annual celebration on Saturday, August 7th at Cicada Restaurant in downtown Los Angeles 617 South Olive Avenue Los Angeles, CA

The evening is a lively and entertaining celebration of bravery and survival for triumphant cancer survivors and also honors those who have fought valiantly, but lost their battles.  

Expected celebrity guests joining Grier, who will also be signing copies of her latest book “FOXY: My Life In Three Acts” at the fete, include Glynn Turman, LeVar Burton, Camille Winbush, Keith David, musical artists Loose Ends, violinist Lesa Terry, renowned jazz pianist Bill Hunter and Councilman Bernard Parks.  

Dr. Ronald Hurst of the California Oncology Research Institute will be speaking.  This evening promises to be an uplifting summer soiree.  

To purchase tickets go to: of Challenge

Red carpet begins at 6:00 PM

The Wellness Community is the largest cancer support organization worldwide.  Celebrating its 28th anniversary this year, programs include support groups and individual counseling and education on complex cancer related topics as well as assistance with stress reduction & exercise programs.  The goal is to help people regain control of their lives, reduce feelings of isolation and restore hope regardless of the stage of their disease.  All services at The Wellness Community-West Los Angeles are free.

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