July 4, 2003

ICRF RECOGNIZES EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN—The Israel Cancer Research Fund’s (ICRF) “WOMEN OF ACTION” luncheon, held at the Beverly Hills Hotel, recognized four women with its Women of Action 2003 Award. The award honors those individuals who have made a difference through their achievements, leadership and dedication to both business and public service. Arianna Huffington was the keynote speaker. Honorees were Judith Ashmann-Gerst, Associate Justice, California Court of Appeal; Carol Connors, songwriter and performer; Suzanne de Passe, chair and CEO of de Passe Entertainment; and Carole Hughes Hurvitz, M.D., director of Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Cedars-Sinai. A Fellowship in their names will be funded for cancer research by ICRF in Israel. Pictured front row (left to right) are: Hurvitz, Connors, Norma Fink, Ashmann-Gerst and Marjorie Cohen. In rear (left to right) are: de Passe, Huffington and Jacqueline Bell.                    Photo by Orly Halevy & Diana Ezra


March 26, 2003

THE THREE MOUSEKETEERS—Proving that they are never too old to put on their “ears” for a noble cause, these three Beverly Hills celebrities are seen on stage in Jackson Hole, Wyoming earlier this month at the CES Foundation’s gala fundraiser. Shown (left to right) are: Cheryl Holdridge Post (an original Mouseketeer), Connie Stevens and Carol Connors. CES (Community Entry Services) is dedicated to helping victims of brain injuries or disabilities to reenter society productively.     Photo by Tony Maddox


February 7, 2003

FOUNDATION SALUTES HUMANITARIAN—Songwriter Carol Connors (left) and Francene Lifson, executive director of the Asthma & Allergy Foundation (AAFA), Southern California Chapter, congratulate Humanitarian of the Year Award winner Kiyoshi Kawakami, president and CEO of Mitsubishi Electric & Electronics USA, Inc., at AAFA’s annual Breath of Life Ball. Proceeds from the event will support the Foundation’s services, including the free annual Summer Asthma Camp near Jackson Lake for children ages 8 to 14 and the Breathmobile outreach program which provides specialty care, free of charge, to children in Los Angeles.

Caption & Photo by Catherine Jayne
The Beverly Hills Courier