Movie execs were busy Saturday helping to raise coin for cancer research and care.
DreamWorks’ Jeff Small hosted a benefit at DreamWorks Studios in Universal City for the USC Institute of Urology.
Matthew Morrison performed, and roughly $1 million was raised.
Small told the crowd, “My own story started in 2010, when, after what I figured would be an uneventful CT scan, my internist called me at my office and told me I needed to sit down. He said the scan showed a large tumor on my left kidney. I did sit down. Shocked, out of breath scared, 36 years old.”
Small escaped with 80% of his cancerous kidney intact, and has been cancer-free since.
Later that day, DreamWorks Animation’s Anne Globe, Miranda Cosgrove and other Hollywood luminaries literally brightened the streets of Hollywood at the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s local Light the Night Walk at and around Sunset Gower Studios. Participants carried illuminated balloons, color-coded for supporters (red), survivors (white) and those walking in memory of a loved one (gold).
“We all dream of a world without cancer,” said Cosgrove. Event raised $1 million for the Society.