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Jamie Lee Curtis to be Honored at Santa Monica Red Tie Affair  


By Lookout Staff

April 12, 2012 -- Actress Jamie Lee Curtis will be the recipient of the "American Red Cross Crystal Cross Humanitarian Award" at the Red Cross of Santa Monica's annual banquet April 21.

The actress and children's book author is a member of the organization's national celebrity cabinet and has helped the non-profit agency promote several public awareness campaigns for emergency preparedness.

In addition, Curtis "has promoted the Red Cross during several recent international disasters, encouraging Americans to donate time, blood and money following the Haiti earthquake, as well as last year’s Japan earthquake and tsunami," Red Cross officials said. "She leads by example by doing all three."

The award will be presented at the Red Cross of Santa Monica's annual "Red Tie Affair" gala fundraiser at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel, 101 Wilshire Boulevard, in Santa Monica. Doors for the event, which recognizes the humanitarian spirit of extraordinary individuals, open at 5 p.m.

During the gala event, actor and comic Denis Leary will receive the American Red Cross "Spirit of Service Award," war veteran and actor J.R. Martinez will receive the Red Cross "Spirit of Inspiration Award" and Dr. Timothy Miller will receive the "Rick Crocker Spirit of Volunteerism Award." Dr. Miller is the leader Chief of Plastic Surgery for Operation Mend at Ronald Regan/UCLA Medical Center.  

Celebrity chef, author and TV show host, Nick Stellino will supervise the preparation of a gourmet dinner and KTTV Fox 11 News anchor, Christine Devine will be the event's Mistress of Ceremonies for the fifth year in a row.

This year's Red Tie sponsors include Edison International,  Electrolux Home Appliances, Mattel, Grainger, Wells Fargo, C&H Sugar Company, UCLA Health System, Sempra, Occidental  Petroleum Corporation, Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, Emergent, WESSCO and WME Entertainment  among others.

A number of celebrity guests from the world of show business and professional sports are slated to be a part of the 2012 gala. In all, 500 attendees are expected.
For tickets and information about the Red Tie Affair, contact: Kelsey Howard at 424-203-1103 during business hours or go online:


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