Western University of Health Sciences will celebrate the 23rd
annual “”A Tribute to Caring”” gala on Saturday, October 25, at the Beverly
Hills Hotel. The gala is held each year to benefit excellence in
education and scholarship. Western University is a graduate university
of health sciences located in Pomona.
The University presents three awards to persons who best
represent the humanistic philosophy of the university. The “”Elie Wiesel
Humanism in Healing Award”” will be presented to David and Cheryl
Duffield. The Duffields founded Maddie’s Fund, the Pet Rescue Foundation
dedicated to the creation of a “”no-kill”” nation and is devoted to saving
the lives of companion animals by ending the practice of euthanasia in
animal shelters. David Duffield is the founder and board chairman of
Internationally acclaimed actress Marlo Thomas will be honored
with the “”Media Award for Advancement in Health and Humanism.”” Thomas
has devoted much of her time to raising monies for St. Jude Children’s
Research Hospital, a world-renowned health care facility founded by her
father, Danny Thomas.
The “”Corporate Award for Excellence in Health Care”” will be
presented to Good Neighbor Pharmacy, a community-mined corporate
developer of more than 2,000 independently-owned pharmacies that make
quality patient care and community support as two of its major focal
Connie Stevens, star of movies, television, Broadway and a gifted
recording artist, will serve as the emcee for the gala event. Ms.
Stevens has been honored by Shriners Hospital, the USO and Cedars Sinai
Medical Center to name a few of the organizations to which she has given
her time and resources.
Over 400 guests are expected to attend the evening event at the
Beverly Hills Hotel, Crystal Ballroom.