Top: (From left) Honorees Gwyneth Paltrow and Sean Parker. Second: (From left) Johnese Spisso, president of UCLA Health and CEO of the UCLA Hospital System; honoree Kaiis Davis Jarrahy and his parents Golden Globe Awardee Geena Davis and Dr. Reza Jarrahy (FEL ’06). Third: (From left) Carl Schuster, CEO of Wolfgang Puck Catering; event co-chairs Hillary Milken and Stephanie Shafran; Mike Cavallaro, Beverly Hills Salon Director of Harry Winston, Inc.; and event co-chairs Beth Friedman and Natasha Croxall. Bottom: (From left) Michelle Peranteau, director of U.S. Marketing and Public Relations for Harry Winston, Inc.; Richard Dickson, COO of Mattel, Inc.; Johnese Spisso; and Dr. Sherin U. Devaskar; Dr. Kelsey C. Martin, dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; Dr. John C. Mazziotta, vice chancellor of UCLA Health Sciences and CEO of UCLA Health. Photos: (First three) Stefanie Keenan; (Bottom) Vince Bucci
“Light: A Celebration of Discovery and Innovation” was the theme for the fifth annual Kaleidoscope 5, held on May 6, 2017, at 3LABS in Culver City, California. Benefiting UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital and the UCLA Children’s Discovery and Innovation Institute, the event raised $1.36 million for pediatric research and care.
Internet entrepreneur Sean Parker, who served as the first president of Facebook and founded the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, in which UCLA is a collaborator, and his wife Alexandra received the Philanthropic Leadership Award. It is the hospital’s highest honor for supporting scientific research that is advancing immunotherapy and cancer treatments for patients.
The hospital also recognized actress Gwyneth Paltrow with the Kaleidoscope Award for advocating healthy living. Former UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital patient Kaiis David Jarrahy, 12, received the Extraordinary Children’s Award for his enthusiastic spirit and courage.
Beth Friedman, Hillary Milken, Stephanie Booth Shafran and Natasha Croxall served as co-chairs for the event, which included a cocktail reception, dinner by Wolfgang Puck Catering and a surprise musical performance by Grammy Award-winning artist Chris Martin and violinist Davide Grossi.
Presenting-sponsor Harry Winston made a pledge to the UCLA Children’s Discovery and Innovation Institute toward the Harry Winston Fellowships program that supports young physician-scientists in their work to prevent, treat and cure pediatric disease and illness.
“Over the past five years, funds raised from the benefit have led to advancements in treatment and care for pediatric patients around the world and have provided support for high-priority clinical programs and multidisciplinary research in children’s health,” said Dr. Sherin U. Devaskar, Mattel Executive Endowed Chair in Pediatrics, physician-in-chief of UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital, assistant vice chancellor of Children’s Health and executive director of the UCLA Children’s Discovery and Innovation Institute.
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