City of Hope, the California-based cancer and diabetes research and treatment center, will present its 2017 Spirit of Life award to Tony Award-winning star Kelli O’Hara in recognition of “personal perseverance and philanthropy” in the fight against pancreatic cancer, a disease that took the life of her mother-in-law.
She is scheduled to accept the award from fellow TV and stage star Michael McKean (currently on Broadway in The Little Foxes) at the charity’s annual spring luncheon, 12:15 PM May 8 at The Plaza Hotel in New York City.
Along with O’Hara, Iris Dankner and Lisa Fuld will receive Spirit of Life Awards as well.
The event will cap a busy week for O’Hara, who is also scheduled to be honored May 1 at the New York Pops’ annual Carnegie Hall gala. Click here for details.