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The Stars Come Out in Beverly Hills to Benefit Pancreatic Cancer Research & Awareness


EL SEGUNDO, CA -- 11/08/2004 -- The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN), the first national patient-based advocacy organization for the pancreatic cancer community, is hosting the seventh annual “An Evening With the Stars” gala on Saturday, Nov. 13, to help raise awareness for pancreatic cancer and to honor those who make a difference. Pancreatic cancer is the 4th leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. for men and women. November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.


“An Evening With the Stars” black-tie gala hosted by the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN).


Saturday, Nov. 13, 2004, Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, Calif.
5:30 p.m. - Red Carpet Walk, Cocktails and Silent Auction
7:00 p.m. - Dinner and Entertainment by Michael Feinstein, premier
interpreter of American pop song
PRESS RSVP: Jennifer Beaver, 562-983-8117,

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. (PanCAN) is the first national patient advocacy organization for the pancreatic cancer community. PanCAN works to focus national attention on the need to find a cure for pancreatic cancer. The not-for-profit organization, based in El Segundo, Calif., provides public and professional education embracing the urgent need for more research, effective treatments, prevention programs and early detection methods.


Among those being honored...

Jay Mohr, film and television star and host and executive producer of NBC’s hit, Last Comic Standing, will receive PanCAN’s Jack Benny Humanitarian Award. Jack Benny lost his battle with pancreatic cancer in 1974. This award was established with his daughter, Joan Benny, to honor the extraordinary contributions of her father. It is presented to a member of the entertainment industry whose professional and personal accomplishments pay tribute to Jack Benny’s memory.

Bobbye Sloan, a tireless advocate for cancer awareness who passed away from pancreatic cancer earlier this year, will be honored with the Emily Couric Public Service Award. NBA Coach Jerry Sloan of the Utah Jazz will receive the award on behalf of his wife. This award is given to an individual or organization that in its public role exemplifies the dedication to others as seen in the life of Emily Couric, the former Virginia State Senator who died of pancreatic cancer. Emily Couric was the sister of well-known NBC Today Show host Katie Couric.

The Zeiden Family and Z Gallerie Siblings Joseph, Carole, and Michael, founders of Z Gallerie, America’s premier lifestyle home furnishing and accessory retailer, have been PanCAN corporate sponsors for the past two years.


To purchase tickets for “An Evening With the Stars,” please contact Manager of Special Events Silvia Williamson at 310-725-0025 or visit


Master of ceremonies Pat O’Brien, host of The Insider, Paramount’s new syndicated spinoff of Entertainment Tonight

NBA Coach Jerry Sloan of the Utah Jazz

Jay Mohr, film and television star and host and executive producer of NBC’s hit Last Comic Standing

Rodney Van Johnson, member of PanCAN’s board of directors and an actor on NBC’s daytime drama Passions

Note to Editor: For other news stories relating to Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month in November, contact Jennifer Beaver.


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