Women Who Care, From Broadway & Beyond
We will be covering the Women Who Care over the next few weeks leading up to their 9th Annual Women Who Care Luncheon which is to benefit United Cerebral Palsy of New York.
Honorees will include NBC’s “Today” show news anchor Ann Curry, producer and philanthropist Francine LeFrak, advertising innovator Linda Kaplan Thaler, renowned surgeon and author Dr. Pamela F. Gallin, entrepreneur JoanAnn Natola along with parent advocates Anita and Gary Geresi. Celebrity presenters include: Cynthia Nixon, Meredith Vieira, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Paula Zahn, Kelly Rutherford, Valerie Harper, Robin Givens, Bryan Batt, Tamara Tunie, Brian d’Arcy James and Rita Cosby.
The official release is below:
NEW YORK, NY – Loreen Arbus, Founder & Chair of Women Who Care and Cathleen P. Black, Honorary Chair, are pleased to announce the honorees and celebrity presenters for The 9th Annual Women Who Care Luncheon to benefit United Cerebral Palsy of New York City. The event will be held on Thursday, May 6th, at Cipriani 42nd Street. Women Who Care celebrates the accomplishments of women as caregivers, volunteers and professionals. The event will be hosted by Donna Hanover.
“Women Who Care was created to honor female role models representing various segments of the community,” said Loreen Arbus, Founder & Chair of Women Who Care. “It is a celebration of women who have blazed new paths, broken glass ceilings and inspired others to achieve.”
UCP/NYC is one of America’s most established charities helping children and adults with disabilities worldwide. UCP/NYC currently serves more than 14,000 individuals and family members through more than 75 programs. The mission it has pursued during its 60 years in the disability field is to provide the highest quality services in health care, education, employment, housing, and technology resources that support people with cerebral palsy and related disabilities in leading independent and productive lives.
Past presenters and honorees to participate in the Women Who Care Luncheon include: Diane Sawyer, Oprah Winfrey, Regis Philbin, Martha Stewart, Susan Lucci, Danny Glover, Lili Taylor, Tim Gunn, Dan Rather, S. Epatha Merkerson, Twyla Tharp, Gayle King, Marlo Thomas, Linda Lavin, Helen Gurley Brown, Anne M. Sweeney, President of Disney-ABC Television and Marie Wilson, president of the Ms. Foundation for Women.
Tags: Anita Geresi, Ann Curry, Brian d’Arcy James, Bryan Batt, Cynthia Nixon, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Dr. Pamela F. Gallin, Francine LeFrak, Gary Geresi, JoanAnn Natola, Kelly Rutherford, Linda Kaplan Thaler, Meredith Vieira, Paula Zahn, Rita Cosby, Robin Givens, Tamara Tunie, Valerie Harper