LOS ANGELES, Calif. Nine-time Grammy award-winner Natalie Cole has been confirmed to present Marianne Williamson, NY Times bestselling author and internationally acclaimed spiritual teacher, with the prestigious “Woman of the Year” award and Pat O’Brien is stepping up to the plate as Master of Ceremonies at Friendly House’s 21st Annual Awards Luncheon on Saturday, October 9, 2010 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Former lauded honorees have included Christopher Kennedy Lawford, Anne (Mrs. Kirk) Douglas, Candy Spelling, Carol Burnett, Betty Ford, Wallis Annenberg, Jamie McCourt, Barbara Sinatra and Ginny Mancini. The annual event is one of the foremost on the society calendar which dozens of stars attend.
Marianne, a tireless activist, one of the most respected best-selling authors of our time. Her ten books include A Return to Love, Everyday Grace, A Woman’s Worth, Illuminata and her current, The Age of Miracles. Her acceptance will include a one-time only presentation on “Living Miraculously.”
Kathleen Silver, who co-chairs this year’s Luncheon along with FH Executive Director Peggy Albrecht, will receive the “Excellent Service Award” which will be presented by Wallis Annenberg. Silver has been especially active in the oldest women’s recovery program in the country for the past decade. Her tireless devotion has impacted countless lives and improved the reach and effectiveness of the respected nonprofit.
Friendly House’s 21st Annual Luncheon will be held on Saturday, October 9th at Beverly Hilton Hotel’s International Ballroom with silent auction beginning at 11 am and the luncheon at Noon. Individual tickets are $150 with Silver Circle tables at $3,000 and Gold Circle at $4,000 for a table of ten. For tickets/reservations, please call (213) 389-8810 or visit http://www.friendlyhousela.org
ABOUT FRIENDLY HOUSE
Friendly House, the oldest women’s recovery program in the country, was founded in 1951 to assist women recovering from the diseases of alcoholism and drug addiction. They have successfully treated over 6600 women. Friendly House, currently celebrating its 59th year helping women in recovery, has two residences, the newest of which is located in West Los Angeles donated by the William Shatner Family Foundation. No individual has ever been turned away from Friendly House for lack of funds. They are completely dependent upon fundraising activities and private donations. They receive no state, federal, or local funding.
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