BEVERLY HILLS, CA-Legends from the sports and entertainment world gathered at the Beverly Hilton Hotel to raise funds for the fight against cancer, Friday night at the 18th Annual Harold & Carole Pump Foundation Gala. Baseball greats Rod Carew and Reggie Jackson, basketball icon Bill Walton and cancer surgeon Marc Kerner, M.D., F.A.C.S. were all honored as part of the night’s festivities.
Eighteen years ago, the gala started as a small get together to raise money for cancer. The event has grown immensely through the years, thanks in large part to the foundation’s co-founders, Dana and David Pump. “Every bit of the money goes to diagnostic services or social services at the cancer center,” said Kerner, who’s been an integral part the foundation since its beginnings. “They’ve made a tremendous difference in our community.”