Stars Align for weSPARK Cancer Benefit
First Published: August 26, 2010 11:02 AM EDT Credit: Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Top stars are joining together for “Broadway Tonight!,” a benefit supporting the weSPARK cancer support center.
Producer/Director Barbara Epstein has assembled a cast that includes Teri Hatcher (Desperate Housewives), Megan Hilty (9 To 5), Randy Jackson (American Idol), Camryn Manheim (Ghost Whisperer, The Practice), Eric McCormack (Will and Grace), Matthew Morrison (Glee), and Adam Pascal (Rent), Alonzo Bodden (Last Comic Standing), Wayne Brady (Let’s Make a Deal), Marc Cherry (Desperate Housewives) and Michael Chiklis (No Ordinary Family, The Shield).
In celebration of its tenth anniversary, weSPARK, the cancer support center founded by actress Wendie Jo Sperber and serving the greater Los Angeles area with free services for cancer patients and their families will present “Broadway Tonight!” at the historic 2200-seat Alex Theatre Performing Arts and Entertainment Center in Glendale on October 4 at 8 PM.
“It is with great pleasure that we present the Producing/Directing/Writing team of Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale with ‘The Heart of weSPARK’ Award and Missy Halperin, Senior Vice President of Talent Relations for Fox Broadcasting, with ‘The Commitment to Care Award,’” saids actress and weSpark Program Director Nancy Allen. “These three giants of the entertainment industry have devoted their time and interest to assist weSPARK since its inception.”
In 1997, actress and mother Wendie Jo Sperber was diagnosed with stage one breast cancer. Faced with sterile hospitals and clinics in the San Fernando Valley, Wendie was determined to open an independently-run cancer support facility in a home-like setting. In 2001, weSPARK Cancer Support Center opened its doors in Sherman Oaks. Wendie lost her battle with cancer in 2005, but her legacy continues. Today, weSPARK serves the cancer community through a roster of over 40 expert facilitators and instructors with a wide variety of programs designed to heal the mind, body and spirit of those whose lives are affected by cancer.
To purchase tickets to weSPARK Presents “Broadway Tonight”, please visit www.alextheatre.org. The cast list is subject to availability and may change the night of the show. To make a donation to support weSPARK’s free cancer support services, or for more information regarding weSPARK Cancer Support Center, visit: www.wespark.org.
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