BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., June 11 The Jonsson Cancer CenterFoundation at UCLA, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising privatefunds for highest priority cancer research, hosts its 13th annual Taste for aCure, Saturday, June 21, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. FOX BroadcastingCompany President of Entertainment Kevin Reilly receives the Gil NickelHumanitarian Award. Jimmy Kimmel hosts the event and 2008 "American Idol"winner David Cook performs. Event co-chairs are Barbara Fairchild -Editor-in-Chief, Bon Appetit magazine, Jon Holman - President, The HolmanGroup, Stephen McPherson - President, Entertainment, ABC and Jay Sures -Partner and Board Member, United Talent Agency.
Taste for a Cure, a luxurious wine and food tasting reception followed bya seated dinner features the creations of award-winning chefs selected toprepare the tasting menu and dinner. This year's chefs are Lee Hefter and AriRosenson of CUT; Joachim Splichal of Nick & Stef's; and Paul Villa and NickKislo of BOA Steakhouse. Participating vineyards include Au Bon Climat,Beaulieu Vineyard, Dolce Winery, Far Niente, Nickel & Nickel and Terrabianca.
The Gil Nickel Humanitarian Award was created in memory of Jonsson CancerCenter Foundation event supporter Gil Nickel, proprietor of Napa Valley's FarNiente, Nickel & Nickel and Dolce wineries, who lost a courageous battleagainst melanoma in October 2003. The Award was established to honor keyindividuals for their humanitarian efforts, community involvement andcommitment to philanthropy.
Kevin Reilly was named President, Entertainment for FOX in July 2007. Heis responsible for all primetime series and development, late-nightprogramming and creative strategy for the network. Reilly joined FOX from NBC,where he served as President, Entertainment. Throughout his career, Reillyhas distinguished himself by developing and supervising some of the mostsuccessful programming in recent TV history including "Heroes," "30 Rock," "MyName is Earl," Emmy Award-winning "The Office," and "ER;" HBO's "TheSopranos;" FX's "The Shield" and "Nip/Tuck." A graduate of Cornell University,he lives in Pacific Palisades with his wife Cristin, and three sons.
For information on UCLA's Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation, visithttp://www.cancer.ucla.edu. For event tickets and information, visithttp://www.tasteforacure.com or call Levy, Pazanti & Associates at310-201-5033.
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