San Diego Member Event
PCRM members and staff gathered on March 31 at the University of California at San Diego Cancer Center, where Gordon Saxe, M.D., is currently conducting research on diet and prostate cancer survival funded by The Cancer Project, a PCRM affiliate organization. Dr. Saxe was on hand to explain the details of the study and answer questions about the role that diet plays in fighting the disease. Longtime member and UCSD professor Larry Hansen, M.D., was also present to update guests on his involvement with PCRM’s lawsuit to save the lives of animals in laboratories at the University of California at San Francisco and recount how PCRM’s work was influential in shutting down the dog lab years earlier at UCSD. Cancer Project Food for Life instructor Tracey Childs treated everyone to a healthy cooking demonstration and samples of her delicious vegan creations.
Member events like this are one of the ways we keep members updated on our campaigns and programs. If you have a suggestion for a PCRM member event, please contact Debbi Miller at 202-686-2210, ext. 340.
A Sublime Send-Off
What a wonderful way to launch a vacation! On March 29, Marilu Henner and PCRM president Dr. Neal Barnard co-hosted a sold-out soirée at Sublime restaurant in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Sublime owner Nanci Alexander welcomed more than 75 guests from all over the country who gathered in anticipation of the weeklong Holistic Holiday at Sea cruise scheduled to depart the following day. Guests were treated to champagne cocktails, vegan caviar, and a sumptuous dinner amid the restaurant’s award-winning décor. Ms. Alexander generously donated all proceeds from the event to support PCRM’s work. We are looking forward to making this party a precruise tradition—so when you book your vacation on the next Holistic Holiday at Sea cruise, mark your calendars for Saturday, February 28, 2009, for the second annual pre-embarkation party at Sublime!