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The casbah and cancer research.



Champion cyclist and cancer survivor Lance Armstrong was front and center at A Night at the Casbah at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel. This event benefiting cancer research attracted a young, committed group of supporters who have helped raise over $6 million. Matthew McConaughey, Armstrong's BFF, was not on hand, but another super-jock, skateboard wiz Tony Hawk, auctioned off one of his skateboards to help the cause. Did you know that Hawk is listed in Sports Illustrated's "Top Ten Moments in Action Sports" and that he became a professional at age 14? Armstrong won his first triathlon at age 13. These two committed athletes are determined to fight this terrible disease.

Musical entertainment was provided by English songbird Maxine Nightingale. Access Hollywood's energetic Billy Bush was the emcee for the evening. Kudos to Stacy and Alberto Valner, the young couple who founded this progressive support group. As the late musical legend Pablo Casals stated, "The capacity to care is the thing which gives life its deepest significance."

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Title Annotation:SOCIETY CORNER
Publication:Celeb Staff Magazine
Date:Dec 1, 2007
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