Vanderpump has brought international attention to the Yulin Dog Meat Festival where every year on the summer solstice thousands of dogs are killed and eaten. Her documentary "The Road to Yulin ... and Beyond, "which premiered last month on Prime Video, exposes the torture that occurs during the annual festival.
Holliday sang her hits and Ralph served as auctioneer at Garden Party that raised more than $120,000 for Project Angel Food, now serving 11,000 nutritious meals a week to those combatting HIV/AIDS, cancer, kidney failure, diabetes, congestive heart disease and other illnesses.
Officers in the departments were honored by the ADL for their dedication in fighting hate crimes, bigotry and terrorist threats.
The Chrysalis Butterfly Ball will raise funds to help individuals out of poverty and homelessness by providing the tools and resources necessary to gain employment. Autfest will honor two TV shows for their visionary portrayals of those with autism.
Mari Winsor, considered responsible for popularizing Pilates exercise, will be the beneficiary of events to be celebrated in honor of her birthday Tuesday, to help offset the cost of her battle with ALS.
The annual admission-free program featured a performance by all-male Argentinian dance companyChe Malambo, and attendees in a choreographed dance inspired by the group. The festival is often the first-time students experience a live professional performance.
Diaz-Lapham brings more than 25 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, most recently as president/CEO of the American Lung Association in California (ALAC). Before her position with ALAC, Diaz-Lapham held leadership positions with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the American Cancer Society.
Mary Bulgarelli will also receive the Thalian's Angel Award at the event that will also honor Founding Member Debbie Reynolds. Designers, chefs, florists, and vendors throughout the region are invited to showcase their tablescaping skills at “Tables That Bloom-Spring into Design.”
"Last year for the first time in our 28- year history, we had a waiting list of clients needing to join our food program," said Richard Ayoub, Project Angel Food executive director. "This donation will go a long way toward eliminating that anxiety.”