Monday, November 29, 2010

Cameron to co-chair Oklahoma City benefit

Academy Award-winning director James Cameron and wife Suzy Amis Cameron will serve as honorary chairs for the Oklahoma City chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s annual gala this Friday at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.
Cameron, the director of well-known films like “Titanic,” “Terminator” and “Avatar,” will assist in honoring the event’s special guests that include Jeannette and Dick Sias as the “Breath of Life Award” recipients and Jackie Miller as the “David Kenworthy Kerr Award” recipient.
Suzy Amis Cameron is a native Oklahoman who has appeared in films “The Usual Suspects” and “Titanic,” as well as serving as the founder of a non-profit school in Los Angeles.
“Our nephew has cystic fibrosis, and we have witnessed first-hand the daily challenges each person with CF has to overcome,” she said. “When he was born, people with cystic fibrosis often did not live to graduate from high school. The medical advances supported by the CF Foundation have given people with CF the ability to live longer, fuller lives. We are honored to be a part of ensuring that this progress moves forward.”
Mrs. Oklahoma, Alyssa Siler, also is scheduled to attend the event with husband, Ryan. Their 4-year-old daughter has cystic fibrosis.
Chesapeake Energy Corp. also will be honored for its involvement in supporting research.

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