Celebration of Caring Will Honor Carol Channing

News   Celebration of Caring Will Honor Carol Channing Tony Award winner Carol Channing, who is currently recovering from surgery following a broken femur and hip, will make her first post-surgery public appearance in November at the Celebration of Caring 2008.

The Nov. 15 event, which benefits Actors and Others for Animals, will be held at the Universal Hilton and Tower Ballroom in Universal City, CA. The Celebration will also toast the award-winning career of Channing; expected guests include JoAnne Worley, Betty White, Dick Van Dyke, Tippi Hedren, Carole Cook and Bruce Vilanch.

The 2008 Award of Caring will be presented to entrepreneur, humanitarian and animal lover Paula Kent Meehan.

The event will begin at 11 AM with a cocktail reception and silent auction followed by a gourmet vegetarian lunch at 12:30 PM and the program and toast at 1:30 PM.

Universal Hilton and Tower Ballroom is located at 555 Universal Hollywood Drive in Universal City. Tickets, priced $175-$225, are available by calling (818) 755-5080 or by visiting www.actorsandothers.com.

* Actors and Others for Animals was founded in 1971 to "promote the humane treatment of animals and to improve their quality of life while fostering an awareness and appreciation of the importance they have in our lives."

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