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ALS Walk 2015

Another great year of support. Thank you to Irene Fenton, Tracy Allen, Kara Fox, Adrian Grant and President of ALS Fred Fisher and everyone who contributed with their time, money, and effort in fighting for a great cause.



ALS Walk 2014

Gigi Small, Beth Ginsberg, Susan Cohen, Pami Ozaki, Janaki Welch, Adrian Grant, and friends.



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Gala for the Children 2012

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REVLON Run/Walk For Women 2012

A huge thank you and congratulations to all the women who came out for the REVLON Run/Walk For Women 2012! It was a HUGE success and we can’t wait until next year!

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Gala For The Children 2011

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Community of Friends Annual Luncheon

The mission of the Cancer Support Community-Benjamin Center is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. All programs and services are provided at no cost to community members.

Please join us as we honor two remarkable women:

Abby Brown and Barbra Night

Wednesday, November 2, 2011
at the Skirball Cultural Center

10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Abby Brown

Abby Brown has always given back to the community by volunteering her time.She joined us a few years ago after attending a CSC Gala. Now, as a cancer survivor, she is benefiting from our full range of programs.

Barbra Night

A former fashion editor of California Apparel News, Barbra Night founded Trends West; LA’s Retail Notebook over 25 years ago. Today it’s considered an industry “bible” and is published monthly. She is also the creator of the website Barbra has helped support far too many loved ones affected by cancer.

Featuring Ask the Author – Living the Inspired Life

A diverse panel of authors will participate in a lively, moderated discussion

Beveryle Hyman Fead,
I Can Do This

Kimberly Fowler
The No Om Zone

Dr. Susan Love,
Dr.Susan Love’s Breast Book


Dr. Ava Shamban, Heal Your Skin;
The Breakthrough Plan for Renewal

Judy Zeidler,
Italy Cooks


The afternoon also includes delicious food and a fabulous boutique and silent auction. Don’t miss it!

Click here to learn more. Register today!

All contributions received by September 23, 2011 will be listed with “Special Thanks” in the Tribute Journal.

Contact us at 310.314.2589 or with questions, for help with registration or Tribute Ads, or if you would like to receive an invitation via mail.

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CATS for Cats

Saturday, August 06, 2011 at 8:00 PM
Orpheum Theater
842 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Phone: (332) 730-1102

CATS for Cats – a celebrity concert version of the musical CATS will held at downtown Los Angeles at the historic Orpheum Theater August 6th. The show will feature a number of celebrities (sans cat costumes) singing the hit Broadway songs and performing Eliot’s poems. The premise of the show is based on TS Eliot as he writes the letters/poems to his Godchildren that will become the book OLD POSSUM’S BOOK OF PRACTICAL CATS and later much the Broadway musical. 0ur musical director, is Broadway’s Phil Reno (ELF, THE PRODUCERS, PROMISES, PROMISES, THE DROWSY CHAPERONE and yes, even CATS)!

All of the proceeds for the event are going to Kitty Bungalow: Charm School for Wayward Cats, a 501c3 nonprofit, dedicated to the humane treatment, socialization, adoption and TNR of feral cats, to procure a larger permanent location for their rescue facility and expand their programming. Kitty Bungalow focuses their outreach efforts on responsibility pet ownership, spay neuter and TNR in the often neglected South LA area.

Confirmed celebs so far are: James Cromwell, Hunter Parrish, Peter Gallagher, Mandy Moore, Chyler Leigh, Fred Willard, Anna Gunn, Kevin Nealon, “So You Think You Can Dance” Dancers and more for this star studded upbeat event. A fabulous cause rolled up in furry karma!

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Walk to Defeat ALS

Los Angeles County Walk
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Santa Monica City Hall

The ALS Association symbolizes the hopes of people everywhere that Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis will one day be a disease of the past relegated to historical status, studied in medical textbooks, conquered by the dedication of thousands who have worked ceaselessly to understand and eradicate this perplexing killer.

Until that day comes, The ALS Association relentlessly pursues its mission to help people living with ALS and to leave no stone unturned in search for the cure of the progressive neurodegenerative disease that took the life and name of Baseball Legend Lou Gehrig.

Adrian Grant, Margee Mendel, Kara Fox, Lynda Levi, Lisa Doctor

As the only not-for-profit voluntary health agency dedicated solely to the fight against ALS, we direct the largest privately-funded research enterprise engaged to uncover the mystery of a disease that affects as many as 30,000 annually. With more than 5,600 people diagnosed each year an average of 15 new cases each day our mission is urgent. The search for answers knows no bounds.

The ALS Association’s far-reaching efforts extend to Capitol Hill and some of the world’s finest research laboratories. Over the last decade, we have committed close to $48 million to ALS research. We’ve brought the ALS community the historic Medicare waiver of the 24-month waiting period and a 100% increase in funding since our advocacy campaign began.

But nowhere does this battle reach deepest than in our work with ALS patients and their families. We embrace thousands of those stricken with the disease with the world’s most comprehensive program of care and services. Our network of 39 chapters coordinates services with care and compassion making a difference in the lives of people with Lou Gehrig’s disease. Our hallmark of quality is exemplified in centers and clinics that deliver advanced care and meet The ALS Association’s rigorous criteria for certification.

Our accomplishments are made possible by the generosity of others. From the smallest donation to the largest gift, donors touch the ALS community with hope for the future. This terrible disease knows no racial, ethnic or socioeconomic boundaries. It can strike anyone at any time.

Despite the mysterious nature of ALS, breathtaking advances in science, medicine and technology are shaping a future of unparalleled hope for those with ALS. The ALS Association is at the forefront in this new world, encouraging young scientists to combine new thinking with these advances to unlock the mysteries of ALS to push the envelope in therapy and scientific research.

The ALS Association is waging the war against this killer 24/7. Every 90 minutes, an American dies of ALS. Time isn’t on the side of those afflicted.

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5th Annual ART for CLARE

Dear CLARE Supporter,

Please join us at our fifth annual ART for CLARE fundraiser, which will take place on June 12, 2011 at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica.  Come enjoy top-rate art and gourmet food in support of CLARE’s efforts to offer compassionate treatment and recovery for those with no place else to turn.  Pieces by prominent local artists such as Billy Al Bengston, Lita Albuquerque, Kim McCarty, Ed Ruscha, and Suzan Woodruff will be up for auction, and patrons will be able to sample cuisine from some of Santa Monica’s best eateries, including Melisse, Lemonade, and Kate Mantilini.

Sunday, June 12, 2011, 1-4 PM

Bergamot Station
2525 Michigan Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90404

1:00 PM – Doors open, Art & Silent Auctions begin
2:30 PM – Gallery Art Auction closes
3:00 PM – Hall Art Auction closes
3:30 PM – Outdoor Silent Auction closes




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REVLON Run/Walk For Women 2011 – SUCCESS!

A huge thank you and congratulations to all the women who came out for the REVLON Run/Walk For Women 2011! It was a HUGE success and we can’t wait until next year!

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Volunteer for Big Sunday Weekend at A Place Called Home

Join A Place Called Home and Big Sunday Weekend on

Saturday May 14th, 2011

From 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Help APCH Fix a few things, Beautify and Sparkle

to serve youth & families in South Central L.A.!

The good work includes:

Creating Mosaics, Updating our Library and Art Room, Painting Walls, Carpentry, Sign Making, Cleaning and Polishing the Center and much more!

Big Sunday

Big Sunday

A delicious lunch will be provided!!!

Sign up now by visiting

Go to Project #226

Just a few slots left!

We hope to see you here!!!

Changing the world starts at home…

A Place Called Home.

A Place Called Home

2830 S. Central Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90011

Tel: (323) 232-7653 | Fax: (323) 232-0139

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Mission Statement

The Women’s Professional Network (WPN) was formed by Adrian Grant, an established Los Angeles Realtor and philanthropist, to build a network and community of successful and like-minded dynamic women. Together with her co-chairs, WPN has grown from a small gathering to a vibrant dedicated group of women from professions including medical, mental health, art, finance, and law.

The mission for WPN is to foster, enlighten, and educate women who want to expand their professional services as well as charitable services by offering their time and financial assistance to the larger community. One of the goals of WPN is to expand the support and growth of women through chapters around the country and world because we believe in being mindful of our role(s) in society and the many contributions we make. Madeleine Albright said it best - "There is a special place in hell for women who don't help other women."

WPN meets on the first Monday of each month at a private home providing dinner and a topical presentation. Feel free to browse our website for WPN meeting information and calendar of exciting events.