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Why I Revlon Run/Walk: Louie Anchondo

March 24, 2011

Now that spring has arrived, it’s time once again to gear up for the Entertainment Industry Foundation’s Revlon Run/Walk for WomenApril 30, 2011 in New York and May 7, 2011, in Los Angeles. This year The Actors Fund is walking in memory of  Lynn Redgrave, our beloved friend, colleague, Actors Fund advocate and longtime Revlon Run/Walk Team Captain.

In the weeks leading up to the event, we’ll be sharing some “Why I Revlon Run/Walk” videos, highlighting a few members of The Fund’s team.

Our first clip features Louie Anchondo, National Director of Special Events for The Actors Fund. Louie’s been a part of the entertainment industry since graduating from UCLA, and has worked for New Line Cinema (including Fine Line Features), The Public Theater, Serino Coyne and The Hetrick-Martin Institute (HMI), home of The Harvey Milk High School. He has also served as Board President for NewFest, New York City’s only LGBT film festival.

Louie has participated in the Revlon Run/Walk since 2005, and while he participates to help many, he walks especially for his grandmother, Alice Shank, a cancer survivor.

Become part of The Actors Fund team for the 14th Annual Revlon Run/Walk (click here for New York, here for Los Angeles), where we walk in memory of Lynn and in support of all the brave women in our lives that have been affected by cancer. Your participation raises cancer awareness and directly impacts EIF funding for The Actors Fund Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative (PNWHI), which serves women in the entertainment community who are confronting cancer and other serious heath diagnoses. PNWHI guides patients through medical and support options, basic life issues (like returning to work, disability), helps them build coping skills through individual and group counseling, and serves as a portal to The Fund’s other social services.

Questions about The Actors Fund Team? Please contact Amy Picar at 212.221.7300 ext. 134 or apicar@actorsfund.org.

–Karissa Krenz

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