The Gilda Radner Ovarian Cancer Detection Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center raised $10,000 for research and treatment at its July 18 "A Day at the Races" at Hollywood Park. Helping Hand Auxiliary sponsored the event. Wendy Crystal and Wendy Platt co-chaired.
American Oceans Campaign received $25,000, proceeds of the Honda del Sol Pro/Celebrity Volleyball Challenge July 10 at Santa Monica Beach. Sponsors included Loew's Santa Monica Beach Hotel, Visa, KIIS-FM, Creative Computers and others. Among celebrity players were Brian Lewis, Nicolette Sheridan, Tori Spelling and Daphne Zuniga.
Friends of the Wellness Community netted $27,000 at the July 21 benefit performance of "The Will Rogers Follies" at the Pantages Theater. Proceeds will be used for free support programs for cancer patients and the Teens Wellness Program. Tommie Shulman is president. Linda Stein was event chair.
Golden State Minority Foundation awarded 26 college and university students scholarships totaling $75,000 at its 19th annual "Salute to Minority Education" dinner at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on June 10. The event raised $140,000 for future scholarships. Supporters included Anheuser Busch, First Interstate Bank Foundation, Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, Sumitomo Bank of California, Riordan Foundation, Wilfandel Club, KCBS-TV, Adolph Coors Co., Pacific Bell and Food 4 Less.