Sophia Vergara and Jennifer Hudson were honored by the Women’s Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) for their supporting work in the fight against the disease at An An Unforgettable Evening in Los Angeles . The event, which was organized in Beverly Hilton with presenter James Korden, gathered money for the purposes of the WCRF and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Present were the WCRF honorary presidents, Rita Wilson, Kate Kapsow and Steven Spielberg, along with invited Tom Ford, Lisa Kudrow, Julie Bowen and Joe Manganello. Actor and film producer Rita Wilson, who founded the WCRF, spoke to Variety about her own battle with breast cancer in 2015.
As he said he never expected to use the event and money from it to cope with her own cancer problem. “I am so grateful that I was in a position to have the information that all women should have access to when they do,” he said, according to the Athenian News Agency.
“We are still trying to find the treatment, we are still trying to send out the message out there that early diagnosis is important and that mammograms are important and we support all amazing scientists across the country and the world working to better detect and find treatment “.
Designer Tom Ford gave Jennifer Hudson the Nat King Cole award, saying: “She has used her voice over and over again to help others as she has become a symbol of strength and grace under pressure. In all the casualties she has experienced in her life, she has always been upright not only for herself, but also for the less fortunate. ”
Handson climbed the stage and sang before her speech, as she pointed out, she wanted to relax in front of such a large audience.
“It is nice and wonderful to live the lives we all live in, but I always see that it does not matter if we can not help someone else if we can not save a life or even give a helping hand to someone,” he said. It does not matter what we say, but our actions make the difference,” said the actress and singer who lost her father and other relatives from cancer and is involved in women’s organizations around the world.
Wilson awarded the courage award to Vergara underlining the importance of courage in the light of the #MeToo and Time’s Up attacks against sexual harassment and assault.
“With regard to the issue of women with courage, we all live admirable moments and it is probably a good idea to take a step back and listen to the voices of women who helped make these clearing times possible,” he said. “Courage, is a word, which too many of us, even in this room, grew up with men rather than women. As we have seen in recent days in our industry and high school students in Florida, Florida, courage exists in every form, size, sex and in all ages. ”
Actor from Colombia, Sofia Vergara, diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2000 and since then actively participating in the fight against the disease, said in her speech: “My personal experience with cancer 18 years ago has made me pass through cancer research and I am delighted to be working with the team at St. John’s Hospital. Jude ».
Presenter James Korden joked that although WCRF has raised more than $ 70 million to cancer research, his biggest achievement is that he managed to bring director Steven Spielberg and singer Pitbull, who closed the night with his successes.