Sunday, May 23, 2010

Spirit of Life Spring Award Luncheon at Waldorf=Astoria Hotel on Monday, April 26th, 2010 in NYC


Honorees were Heather Thomson Kristin Chenoweth and Kathie Lee Gifford.















Information about each Honoree from the City of Hope Site: http://www.cityofhope.org/giving/fundraising-support-groups/east-end/spirit-of-life/Pages/default.aspx
CITY OF HOPE - EAST END CHAPTER / JEANNE KAYE LEAGUE
Yummie Tummie Fashion Show presented by Rue La La.
The Luncheon was amazing. It was full of women who believe in change and how change can be initiated even by one person. Of course together we can make a difference in this world towards either finding the cure for Cancer and other life threatening diseases. The organization itself with its name says a lot "City of Hope" - to each person it will mean something different but all will agree that hope is alive when people gather in order to fight the inevitable and bring together their faith and love and contribute towards the cause and possibility of saving others. The "Spirit of Life" is another sentiment that celebrates our humanity while we are  still here,  we can and shall make a difference in this world. Difference begins with just yourself; believe and spread the words and information to other and they will follow and perhaps will involve others who would like to make our world a better health free, pain free world.

Each honoree was presented the Award by someone with understanding of what this award represents and how each honoree has earned in through their countless efforts in helping City of Hope for years and advocating change by contributing anything in their life that brings the researchers closer to the cure. We celebrate people who make a difference for so many others. When each presenter and honoree got a hold of the microphone on the stage; each shared how either they were personally or had someone close to them being effected by either Cancer or another life threatening disease and they did not hold back while letting everyone in the room know how and what they had experienced while going through that. We are human and unfortunately we never know when and what is going to try to strike us down, but we must be optimistic and try to gather all our strength and believe that we are not alone, we eill be supported and loved even during the dire times.

On a lighter note during the luncheon there was a break for about 15 minutes during which the lights went dark and upbeat music started playing and a quick Fashion Show by Yummie Tummie Fashions of Heather Thomson was presented by one of the sponsors Rue La La. It was a great distraction for everyone because slowly the room even though festive was growing heavy from everyone's speeches.

The Spirit of Life Award was presented first to Heather Thomson by an American Singer and Entertainer Kelly Rowland, followed by Kristin Chenoweth whom received the Award from her friend and  her Broadway Co-Star of Promises Promises Sean Hayes  and the last  but not the least recipient of the Award was Kathie Lee Gifford who was presented the Spirit of Life Award by Hoda Kotb  who is from 2007–present: is a Co-host of the 4th hour of Today with Kathie Lee Gifford.

Here are the Pictures from that afternoon:
 Pic # 1 - Kathie Lee Gifford by Anna Kuchma
  Pic # 2 - Kathie Lee Gifford by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 3 - Kathie Lee Gifford by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 4 - Kathie Lee Gifford by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 5 - Kathie Lee Gifford by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 6 - Kathie Lee Gifford by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 7 - Kathie Lee Gifford by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 8 - Hoda Kotb, Kathie Lee Gifford and Lisa Kaye Fuld by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 9 - Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 10 - Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 11-  Hoda Kotb, Kathie Lee Gifford and Lisa Kaye Fuld by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 12 - Natali Morales, Hoda Kotb, Kathie Lee Gifford, Lisa Kaye Fuld, Honey Cook and Ann Levine by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 13 - Natali Morales, Hoda Kotb, Kathie Lee Gifford, Lisa Kaye Fuld, Honey Cook and Ann Levine by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 14 - Natali Morales Hoda Kotb, Kathie Lee Gifford and Lisa Kaye Fuld  by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 15 - Heather Thomson, Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 16 - Kay Unger, Natali Morales, Heather Thomson, Hoda Kotb, Kathie Lee Gifford, Lisa Kaye Fuld, Honey Cook and Ann Levine, Sheri Biller by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 17 - Heather Thomson and Kathie Lee Gifford by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 18 - Heather Thomson and Kathie Lee Gifford by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 19 - Heather Thomson and Kathie Lee Gifford by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 20 - Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 21 - Heather Thomson, Kristin Chenoweth and Kathie Lee Gifford by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 22 - Heather Thomson, Kristin Chenoweth and Kathie Lee Gifford by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 23 - Heather Thomson, Kristin Chenoweth and Kathie Lee Gifford by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 24 - Heather Thomson, Kristin Chenoweth, Kathie Lee Gifford and Lisa Kaye Fuld by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 25 - Natali Morales, Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 26 - Natali Morales, Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 27 - Maria Sansone,Hoda Kotb, Kristin Chenoweth and Kathie Lee Gifford by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 28 - Maria Sansone, Hoda Kotb, Kristin Chenoweth and Kathie Lee Gifford by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 29 - Hoda Kotb, Kristin Chenoweth, Kathie Lee Gifford, Heather Thomas and Kelly Rowland by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 30 - Hoda Kotb, Kristin Chenoweth, Kathie Lee Gifford, Heather Thomas and Kelly Rowland by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 31 - Hoda Kotb, Kristin Chenoweth, Kathie Lee Gifford, Heather Thomas and Kelly Rowland by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 32 -Hoda Kotb, Kristin Chenoweth, Kathie Lee Gifford, Heather Thomas and Kelly Rowland by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 33 - Hoda Kotb, Kathie Lee Gifford and Kristin Chenoweth by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 34 - Kathie Lee Gifford and Kristin Chenoweth by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 35 - Kathie Lee Gifford, Frank Gifford with Heather Thomson and Kristin Chenoweth by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 36 - Kathie Lee Gifford, Frank Gifford with Heather Thomson and Kristin Chenoweth by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 37 - Hoda Kotb by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 38 - Hoda Kotb and  Kathie Lee Gifford by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 39 - Heather Thomson by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 40 - Heather Thomson by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 41 - Robin Rothfeld and Heather Thomson by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 42 - Robin Rothfeld and Heather Thomson by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 43 - 1.Sara Gore, 2. Kay Unger, 3.Jane Hanson, 4. Heather Thomson, 5. Maria Sansone by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 44 - Heather Thomson; Kelly Rowland by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 45 - Heather Thomson; Kelly Rowland by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 46 -Heather Thomson; Kelly Rowland by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 47 - Heather Thomson; Kelly Rowland by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 48 -Heather Thomson; Kelly Rowland by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 49 - Heather Thomson; Kelly Rowland  and Robin Rothfeld by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 50 - Heather Thomson; Kelly Rowland  and Robin Rothfeld by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 51 - Heather Thomson; Janice Combs and Kelly Rowland by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 52 - Heather Thomson; Janice Combs and Kelly Rowland by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 53 - Heather Thomson; Kelly Rowland by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 54 - Heather Thomson and Jonathan Schindler by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 55 - Lisa Kaye Fuld and Kristin Chenoweth by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 56 - Sheri Biller and Kristin Chenoweth by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 57 - Kristin Chenoweth by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 58 - Kristin Chenoweth by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 59 - Kristin Chenoweth by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 60 - Kristin Chenoweth by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 61 - Kelly Rowland by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 62 - Kelly Rowland by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 63 - Kelly Rowland by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 64 - Janice Combs by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 65 - Natali Morales by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 66 -   Honey Cook by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 67 -  by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 68 -  Jim Fuld Jr. and Lisa Kaye Fuld by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 69 - Bethenny Frankel is currently one of the seven women featured on Bravo's series The Real Housewives of New York City by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 70 - Bethenny Frankel is currently one of the seven women featured on Bravo's series The Real Housewives of New York City by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 71 - Bethenny Frankel is currently one of the seven women featured on Bravo's series The Real Housewives of New York City by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 72 - Bethenny Frankel is currently one of the seven women featured on Bravo's series The Real Housewives of New York City by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 73 - Bethenny Frankel is currently one of the seven women featured on Bravo's series The Real Housewives of New York City by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 74 - Bethenny Frankel is currently one of the seven women featured on Bravo's series The Real Housewives of New York City by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 75 - Bethenny Frankel is currently one of the seven women featured on Bravo's series The Real Housewives of New York City by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 76 - Kelly Rowland by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 77 - Kelly Rowland by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 78 - Heather Thomas by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 79 - Sean Hayes by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 80 - Sean Hayes by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 81 - Sean Hayes by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 82 - Sean Hayes by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 83 - Kristin Chenoweth by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 84 - Kristin Chenoweth and Sean Hayes by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 85 - Kristin Chenoweth and Sean Hayes by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 86 - Hoda Kotb by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 87 - Kathie Lee Gifford by Anna Kuchma
Pic # 88 - Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford by Anna Kuchma

1 comment:

  1. Thank you Lisa and James Fuld, Jr.

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