Last Friday, August 10, 2018 the 18th Annual Harold & Carole Pump Foundation Gala took place in heart of Beverly Hills, modern but classy Beverly Hilton Hotel.
The Harold & Carole Pump Foundation has long and rich history. Using their unique relationship-building talents and skills, Dana and David Pump, have raised more than $7 million for the Carole Pump Women’s Center, Harold and Carole Pump Department of Radiation Oncology, and the Leavey Cancer Center at Northridge Hospital Medical Center and other non-profit community charities.
The mission of the Harold & Carole Pump Foundation is to raise funds and create awareness for the treatment and cure of cancer. By engaging the community, sports leaders, and those touched by this disease, financial support is given to the development of cancer treatments, programs and services as well as the procurement of advanced medical technology.
Last Friday the 18th Annual Gala brought in a lot of doctors, athletes, celebrities who support the fight against cancer. Many of them were supporting the Foundation for more than 1 decade. It was amazing to speak to all guests and feel the love they share with all members and importance of this fight against cancer. Many of guests and their families went through fight against cancer, hence they know about this issue personally.
We were pleased to meet honorable guests:
Rod Carew, Reggie Jackson, Bill Walton, Marc Kerner, Lonzo Ball & Family, Derrick Brooks, Tim Brown, Michael Buffer, Reggie Bush, Sam Cassell, Cari Champion, Cedric the Entertainer, Eric Dickerson, Tyler Dorsey, Jared Dudley, Scott Erickson, Vicente Fox, Alvin Gentry, Eddie George, Artis Gilmore, Jim Gray, Shanae Hall, Jim Harrick, Franco Harris, Spence Haywood, Ryan Hollins Ken Houston, Michael Irvin, Bo Jackson, Melvin Jackson Jr, Randy Jackson, Kelly Jenrette, Andre Johnson, Marcus Johnson, Sam Jones, Kyle Kuzma, George Lopez, John Lucas, Curtis Martin, JaVale McGee, Willie McGinest, Warren Moon, Joe Morgan, Anthony Munoz, Lorenzo Neal, Norm Nixon, Jeffrey Osborne ,Terrell Owens, Ray Parker Jr, Paul Pierce, Andre Reed, Storm Reid, John Salley, Ralph Sampson, Shannon Sharpe, Reggie Smith, John Starks, Rudy Tomjonavich, LaDainian Tomlinson, Spud Webb, Marcellus Wiley, Jamaal Wilkes, Dominique Wilkins, Dave Winfield, Mike Woodson, Nick Young, Anthony Anderson, Eddie Cibrian, Bresha Webb, Brighton Zeuner, Bonnie-Jill Laflin, "Sugar" Ray Leonard, Jim Brown, and many others.
All distinguished guests shared their experiences, worries, happiness and opinions about their participation, willing to support the foundation and those who suffer from cancer.
MS Bonnie-Jill Laflin shared how important for her this charity mission is. She has been involved for few years already. Besides as a very active celebrity and public figure she also runs her own charity and support those in need.
Mr Jim Brown, living legend, shared his experience. He was very serious and inspired when talking about the Foundation, the mission and his role in it.