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Cedars-Sinai Women’s Guild Builds on Tradition of Support

Disco Ball Gala Raises More Than $1.1M for Cedars-Sinai Healthcare Research and Education Initiatives

Cedars-Sinai Women’s Guild raised more than $1.1 million during its dazzling Disco Ball gala on Nov. 30, 2022, in its latest effort to support Cedars-Sinai’s most critical programs, including the Women’s Guild Neurology Project.

The neurology project, led by Nancy L. Sicotte, MD, the Women’s Guild Distinguished Chair in Neurology, advances research and education for the treatment of complex neurological disorders, including stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), dementias, epilepsy and migraines.

The gala, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, honored actress, author and philanthropist Jamie Lee Curtis with the Hollywood Icon Award. Curtis has dedicated herself to numerous healthcare causes, including pediatric care. Film producer Nadine Schiff-Rosen and business executive Fred Rosen received the Humanitarian Award for their extensive philanthropic work. As founders of Sinai Temple Center for Mental Health, the Rosens actively support medical science initiatives that benefit mental health research and education.

“What better way for Women’s Guild to celebrate our partnership with Cedars-Sinai and the groundbreaking work being done there than to shine a light—a disco light, no less—on such an important cause,” said Lynne Brookman, president of Women’s Guild.

For 65 years, Women’s Guild has helped Cedars-Sinai realize its mission to provide the best compassionate care and leading-edge research to Los Angeles and beyond. Proceeds from the Disco Ball gala add to the cumulative $70 million raised by Women’s Guild since its founding. The philanthropy has helped establish the Women’s Guild Simulation Center for Advanced Clinical Skills, the Women’s Guild Lung Institute and the Saul and Joyce Brandman Breast Center—a Project of Women’s Guild at Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute.

“Cedars-Sinai joins Women’s Guild to recognize these extraordinary philanthropists and pillars of the community,” said Arthur J. Ochoa, JD, senior vice president of Advancement and chief advancement officer at Cedars-Sinai. “We honor and applaud Women’s Guild’s enduring legacy of philanthropy and leadership in launching transformative programs at Cedars-Sinai.”

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