Celebrities and medical experts joined together at Dancing for NED, a dance party to raise funds for the Cedars-Sinai Women’s Cancer Program at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute. Press Pass LA was in attendance. Check out our video to see what celebrity supporters had to say!
NED stands for “No Evidence of Disease,” the kind of complete remission that women with ovarian cancer strive to achieve. The night began with a special performance from past So You Think You Can Dance contestants and renowned professional dancers. The dance party was the brainchild of Dana Baratta (Ovarian Cancer Survivor, writer/producer Private Practice)and Melissa Rosenberg (writer/producer Twilight, Dexter, The O.C.) who are writer-producers and lifelong friends. To date, the Dancing for NED party has raised more than $100,000 for ovarian cancer research and prevention. Proceeds from this event will benefitted the Cedars-Sinai Women’s Cancer Program, one of the nation’s top 10 gynecologic oncology programs. Beth Y. Karlan, MD., director of the program, was in attendance.
Celebrity supporters included Dana Delany (Body of Proof), Mark Valley (Crisis, Body of Proof), Brett Dalton (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Robbie Arnell (The Tomorrow People), Kiersten Warren, (Desperate Housewives, Bunheads), Kirk Acevedo (Oz, Fringe), Italia Ricci (Chasing Life), Tricia Helfer (Killer Women, Tron: Uprising), and more.
For more information, please visit giving.cedars-sinai.edu/dancing-for-ned