Photo Flash: Nina Arianda, Bobby Cannavale and More Attend 2012 Skin Cancer Foundation Gala
The Plaza Hotel in New York City hosted guests representing the beauty, media, medical, pharmaceutical and retail industries attended the 2012 Skin Cancer Foundation Gala on October 9. The annual event honored Genentech,PGA TOUR and Lucy Danziger, Editor-in-Chief of SELF Magazine. Honorees received Skin Sense Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievements in skin health, including public education about sun protection and skin cancer prevention.
View photos from the event below!
Richard Kaminski and Suzanne Leeds Fishman presented the Skin Sense Award to Rick Fair, MBA (Vice President of Oral Oncolytics, Genentech), who accepted on Genentech’s behalf. Mr. Kaminski is a metastatic melanoma patient who was treated with Genentech’s drug Zelobraf™. Ms. Leeds Fishman, an advanced basal cell carcinoma patient, was treated with Erivedge™, also developed by Genentech.
Victor Ganzi (Chairman of the Board, PGA TOUR) presented the Skin Sense Award to Allison Keller (Senior Vice President, Human Resources, PGA TOUR), who accepted on the TOUR’s behalf.
Highlights of the program included remarks from Sam Champion, Good Morning America Weather Anchor, Celebrity Chef Katie Lee and EXTRA TV CorrespondentJerry Penacoli. Chelsea Price, a young woman with melanoma, also shared her story with the audience. Ms. Price is featured in The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Sun Smart U curriculum.
Many notable celebrity guests attended, including Brooke Shields; Emmy Award-winner Bobby Cannavale and actor David Harbour (both soon to appear on Broadway in Glengarry Glen Ross); Tony Award-winning actress Nina Arianda(Venus in Fur); Nelsan Ellis (True Blood); TV Personality and Style Expert Robert Verdi; Celebrity Makeup Artist Carmindy (What Not To Wear); Celebrity Chef Chris Nirschel; Dylan Lauren (Owner, Dylan’s Candy Bar); Tony Sirico (formerly of The Sopranos); Aviva Drescher (Real Housewives of New York City) and Alex McCord(Real Housewives of New York City, Couples Therapy). Singer-songwriter-pianistPeter Cincotti provided the night’s entertainment, delighting the audience with renditions of his songs, “My Religion,” “Goodbye Philadelphia” and “Nothing’s Enough.”
Photo Credit: Patrick McMullan
Brooke Shields, Dr. Liz Hale, Dr. Julie Karen
Lucy Danziger, Katie Lee
Allison Keller, Victor Ganzi
Rick Fair, Suzanne Leeds, Richard Kaminski