Jennifer Hudson And Sofia Vergara Honored At Breast Cancer Research Foundation Event

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Jennifer Hudson and Tom Ford attend WCRF's "An Unforgettable Evening" Presented by Saks Fifth
Jennifer Hudson and Tom Ford attend WCRF’s “An Unforgettable Evening” Presented by Saks Fifth Avenue

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We love seeing our favorite stars on the big screen, but hearing about their philanthropic service is even better. The Women’s Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) honorary chairs Rita Wilson, Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg, along with WCRF co-founders Quinn Ezralow, Marion Laurie, Kelly Chapman Meyer, and Jamie Tisch welcomed guests to An Unforgettable Evening presented by Saks Fifth Avenue. The event returned to the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, with proceeds benefitting the Women’s Cancer Research Fund, a program of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

The evening was hosted by Emmy award-winning host, writer, and producer James Corden. It included dinner, an awards presentation, and musical performance. Tom Ford presented the Nat King Cole Award to Grammy and Academy award-winning artist and actor Jennifer Hudson for her ongoing work around women’s issues. Award-winning actress and entrepreneur Sofia Vergara took home the 2018 Courage Award from honorary chair Rita Wilson for her continued support and dedication to raising awareness for cancer research.

Grammy-Award winning, multiplatinum international icon, Pitbull, closed the evening with a medley including his hits “Give Me Everything,” “Don’t Stop The Party,” “Fireball,” and “I Know You Want Me.” The event raised over $1.5 million for the cause.

Pitbull performs onstage during WCRF's "An Unforgettable Evening" Presented by Saks Fifth Avenue
Pitbull performs onstage during WCRF’s “An Unforgettable Evening” Presented by Saks Fifth Avenue

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An Unforgettable Evening is the flagship fundraising event for WCRF that features extraordinary honorees, tributes to cancer survivors and the memory of those impacted by cancer. For over 20 years, this event has brought together leaders in entertainment, cancer research and corporate philanthropy in raising funds for cancer research conducted at leading medical and academic institutions in Los Angeles and throughout the nation.

Previous Unforgettable Evening recipients have been Natalie Cole, Courteney Cox, Sheryl Crow, Melissa Ethridge, Renette Ezralow, Tom Ford, Carolina Herrera, Faith Hill & Tim McGraw, Sir Elton John, Nicole Kidman, Judy & Leonard Lauder, Gwyneth Paltrow and Stella McCartney.

(L-R) Lizzie Tisch, Sofia Vergara, Joe Manganiello, Julie Bowen and Jon Tisch attend WCRF's "An Unforgettable Evening" Presented by Saks Fifth Avenue
Lizzie Tisch, Sofia Vergara, Joe Manganiello, Julie Bowen and Jon Tisch attend WCRF’s “An Unforgettable Evening” Presented by Saks Fifth Avenue

Photo Credit: Charley Gallay/Getty Images

Saks Fifth Avenue supported WCRF to present An Unforgettable Evening for the 14th time. Over the last 18 years, Saks has donated nearly $40 million to cancer research and treatment organizations throughout the United States.

Additional guests in attendance included Debbie Allen, Julie Bowen, Alexa Dell, Lisa Eisner, Tom Ford, Ashley Hart, Jessica Hart, Maz Jobrani, Lisa & David Klein, Rachel Lauder, Lisa Kudrow, Monique Lhuillier, Lori Loughlin & Olivia Jade, Loni Love, Joe Manganiello, Natalie Martinez, Tamara Mellon, Jennifer Meyer, Candace Nelson, Irena Medavoy, Alex Pettyfer, Stephanie Pratt, Lois Robbins, Jennifer Tilly, Jon & Lizzie Tisch, Alexandra von Fürstenberg, David Walton & Majandra Delfino, and more.

(L-R) Honorary chair Rita Wilson, WCRF Co-Founders Kelly Chapman Meyer, Jamie Tisch, Quinn Ezralow and Marion Laurie, Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg attend WCRF's "An Unforgettable Evening" Presented by Saks Fifth Avenue
Honorary chair Rita Wilson, WCRF Co-Founders Kelly Chapman Meyer, Jamie Tisch, Quinn Ezralow and Marion Laurie, Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg attend WCRF’s “An Unforgettable Evening” Presented by Saks Fifth Avenue

Photo Credit: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

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