Celebrities Paint Masks for Mesothelioma Fundraising Event

The goal of the Pacific Mesothelioma Center is to be the most innovative nonprofit research and cancer treatment organization in the world. Its latest fundraising event is a perfect example. As part of the Pacific Heart, Lung &Blood Institute, the Pacific Mesothelioma Center will play a major role in the unMASKing the Cure for Cancer Gala, an innovative fundraising idea once used by Prince Charles more than 20 years ago. The November 21 event, held at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center, includes the auctioning of eclectic masks that were hand-painted by various celebrities, including actors, artists, athletes and musicians. The goal is to raise more than $200,000 for the research of mesothelioma and other cancers. The Pacific Heart, Lung &Blood Institute has been doing a myriad of fundraising events the last two decades, but never anything like this. Mark Hamill, Dwayne Johnson Among Contributors The event will include live and silent auctions of more than 25 celebrity-painted masks. Many were invited to contribute by actor Jamie Foxx, an early supporter of the cause. Celebrity painters for the unMASKing the Cure for Cancer Gala include: Mark Hamill (actor; “Star Wars” films) Sir Anthony Hopkins (actor and director; “Silence of the Lambs”) Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (wrestler and actor; “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”) Eileen Davidson (actress, “Days of Our Lives”) Sugar Ray Leonard (former ...
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