Grammy-award winning artists Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood helped raise nearly $1 million for the Women's Cancer Center at Stanford at a benefit in Menlo Park, Calif., last Friday. According to the release:
The stars, among the best-selling vocalists in history, charmed the audience with a half-hour set. Between songs, they spoke passionately about the issue of women's health.
"The Stanford Women's Cancer Center is for our mothers, our sisters, our daughters and all of us who love them," they told some 300 guests at the Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club. "We are honored to be able to share in the celebration of this vision coming to life."
The 13,800-square-foot Women's Cancer Center will be housed across the street from the Stanford Cancer Center and will provide centralized clinical care for women with breast and gynecologic cancers.
During the luncheon, Jonathan Berek, MD, director of the Stanford Women's Cancer Center, announced the medical center had received a $10 million gift from an anonymous donor toward the creation of the Women's Cancer Center Leadership Fund. That funding will go towards research, faculty recruitment and patient support. The initial goal for this effort is $20 million.
Pictured above from the left are Jonathan Berek, MD; Garth Brooks; Deborah Berek; Trisha Yearwood; Beverly Mitchell, MD; and Philip Pizzo, MD, dean of the School of Medicine.
Photo by Mark Estes Photography