Courage on the menu

Etheridge receives 2006 award

WHAT: Saks Fifth Avenue’s 10th annual Unforgettable Evening on March 1, benefiting the Entertainment Industry Foundation’s Women’s Cancer Research Fund for revolutionary cancer research. Event raised nearly $2 million in one evening.

WHO: 2006 Courage Award honoree and Breast Cancer survivor Melissa Etheridge; emcee Ellen DeGeneres; performers The Black Eyed Peas; honorary chairs Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks and Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg, EIF’s co-founders Kelly Chapman Meyer, Jamie Tisch, Anne Douglas, Quinn Ezralow and Marion Laurie

WHERE: Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills

NO DAY BUT TODAY: “Live your best life today,” Etheridge told the crowd. Don’t wait for the cancer to come. Take care of your body now. Diet Coke and Balance Bars alone won’t sustain you.”