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Farrah Fawcett Foundation Holds Tex-Mex Fiesta at the Annenberg

Farrah Fawcett Foundation Holds Tex-Mex Fiesta at the Annenberg
FFF co-chair Jacklyn Smith commented on Fawcett, “Her absence was as strong as her presence and her memory has created a path to a cure.” PHOTO CREDIT: GETTY IMAGES FOR FARRAH FAWCETT FOUNDATION
BY Carole Dixon September 13, 2019

Ten years after her passing, The Farrah Fawcett Foundation (FFF) held a star-studded event on Sept. 6 to celebrate the life and legacy of the award- winning actress, and the cancer charity that she set up before her death in 2009. 

Held at The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, close friend Alana Stewart, who is the president and CEO of the foundation, claimed during her speech that “Farrah had the strength of a warrior.” 

In its third year, the Tex-Mex Fiesta was co- chaired by actress and former “Charlie’s Angel’s” co-star Jaclyn Smith and Dr. Lawrence Piro. Host Billy Baldwin led the live auction followed by a special musical performance by GRAMMY-winning music legend Thelma Houston. In addition, there was a touching tribute to the late wife of Fred Willard, the philanthropist and writer Mary Willard. 

“Desperate Housewives” star and cancer survivor Kate Flannery commented, “Farrah was very brave and wonderful in so many ways, such an inspiration and will always live in our American culture.” 

Cancer Survivor and “Beverly Hills 90210” actress Shannen Doherty on the red carpet. 

Marcia Cross was looking radiant in a shimmering pale pink gown as she snuggled with former co-star Eva Longoria on the red carpet before being honored at the event. Also, spotted in the crowd: Ryan O’Neal, Dianne Keaton, Frances Fisher, Melanie Griffith, Nigel Lythgoe, Carole Bayer Sager, John Savage, Doug Savant, Judy Tenuta, Cheryl Tiegs, and Joanne Worley. 

The mission of the Farrah Fawcett Foundation is to provide funding for cutting edge cancer research, to support prevention and awareness, and to help those struggling with cancer today. Farrah Fawcett was diagnosed with anal cancer in 2006. 

For more information, visit www.thefarrahfawcettfoundation.org. 

Kate Flannery commented, “Farrah was very brave and wonderful in so many ways, such an inspiration and will always live in our American culture.”

Honoree Marcia Cross called Fawcett “a maverick” during her red-carpet interview and fought back tears during her acceptance speech.

Two of rocker Rod Stewart’s ex-wives FFF President & CEO Alana Stewart and Rachel Hunter.

Cancer Survivor and “Beverly Hills 90210” actress Shannen Doherty on the red carpet.

Two of rocker Rod Stewart’s ex-wives FFF President & CEO Alana Stewart and Rachel Hunter.

 

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