Western University of Health Sciences will celebrate the 24th annual “”A

Tribute to Caring”” gala on Saturday, November 13, at the Beverly Hills

Hotel. The gala is held each year to benefit excellence in education and


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 The Los

Angeles Times. Going beyond its journalistic excellence, The Times is

committed to being a responsible and caring corporate citizen. In 2004,

Times-sponsored campaigns raised nearly $8 million for youth and health

care programs throughout the county.

Renowned talk show host, motivational speaker and philanthropist Montel

Williams will be honored with the “”Media Award for Advancement in Health

and Humanism.”” A daytime Emmy-award winner as well as a philanthropist,

Montel Williams faced his most challenging obstacle with the announcement

of his diagnosis with multiple sclerosis in 1999. As a result of this,

Montel was inspired to create the Montel Williams M.S. foundation to

raise funds for M.S. research. Montel is committed to promoting

awareness, raising funds for research and providing inspiration to those

who have M.S.

The “”Corporate Award for Excellence in Health Care”” will be presented to

Banfield, the Pet Hospital. This award recognizes organizations that are

actively advancing the quality and availability of health care in the

communities they serve. Since its start in Portland, Oregon in 1955,

Banfield has grown to become the nation