Prostate Cancer Foundation: 2017 New York Dinner
...featuring guest host Whoopi Goldberg with special musical performance by Grammy and Academy Award-winning singerJennifer Hudson
Peter and Laurie Grauer
|Legendary actress, comedian, and television host Whoopi Goldberg -with PCF founder Michael Milken and one of the distinguished veterans honored.|
|The night concluded with Grammy and Academy Award-winning singer Jennifer Hudson belts out her signature hit songs including “Love You I Do,” “Spotlight,” “And I am Telling You,” and a Whitney Houston medley. WOW!!!!!!.(Patrick McMullan)|
The evening kicked off with Michael Milken and guest host Whoopi Goldberg outlining the evening’s three themes: Women in Science, Big Data, and Family. (“What do you think of Big Data?” asked Milken. “I don’t know, maybe I should spend some time with him,” quipped Goldberg).
After a beautiful rendition of the national anthem sung by army veteran Constance Campbell, guests learned about the ways PCF supports young female researchers through the PCF Young Investigator program.
The Big Data portion of the evening included a speech by Dr. David Shulkin, Secretary of Veteran Affairs, who was presented by Dr. Jonathan Simons, PCF President and CEO. Dr. Shulkin spoke on the VA’s commitment to transformation and modernization, including aggressively attacking prostate cancer, the most common form of cancer among veterans. The theme of Family was exemplified by the night’s honorees, Peter and Laurie Grauer, who were recognized for their commitment to cancer research and dedication to increasing the number of women in leadership positions, both in science and beyond.
|J-LO + A-Rod (Patrick McMullan)|
|Beautiful table settings...|