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2019 Humanity Heals Humanity Gala

November 3, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

On Sunday, November 3rd, Friends of Sheba Medical Center, held its annual gala at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, honoring U.S. Ambassador Jamie D. McCourt for her humanitarian efforts, Ruth and Michel Steinberger for their 30 plus years of service to Friends of Sheba and Sheba Medical Center, and Mimi Paley and Evan Paley for their commitment to Friends of Sheba’s young leadership group, Sheba 2.0.


Over 600 guests attended the event, which raised more than $6,500,000 for Sheba Medical Center in Israel. Chaired by Patti and Steve Soboroff and Shoshana and Parham Zar, the Gala celebrated the high standard of medicine, technology and research that Sheba Medical Center represents. The evening featured a keynote presentation from Dr. Talia Golan, Medical Director of Sheba’s Pancreatic Cancer Program. Dr. Golan addressed her new pancreatic cancer treatment breakthrough, which made international news headlines earlier this year and its global impact. Dr. Golan was recently named one of the 50 most influential women in Israel by Forbes Israel. Yoav Hadas, a patient in Dr. Golan’s pancreatic cancer clinical trial who is now in full remission, was also in attendance.

Notable guests in attendance included: U.S. Ambassador Jamie D. McCourt; Prof. Yitshak Kreiss, Director General of Sheba Medical Center; Consul General Dr. Hillel Newman; Maurice Marciano and Paul Marciano; Serge Azria; Sherry Lansing; Leo David; Avi and Joyce Arad; Ed Westwick; Younes and Soraya Nazarian; Marilyn Ziering; Candy Spelling; Louise Linton; Hon. Lili and Jon Bosse; and Parham Zar, President of Friends of Sheba, and his wife Shoshana Zar.

Pictured (left to right): Professor Yitshak Kreiss, Director General, Sheba Medical Center and U.S. Ambassador Jamie D. McCourt

Click here to view more photos from the event (Password: FSMC19).


November 3, 2019
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Beverly Wilshire Hotel
9500 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212 United States
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