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Run/Walk Wednesday: Team Captain Caroline Parrone!

March 27, 2013 Comments off

Caroline's mother Donna, her grandmother Joyce & Caroline.

Caroline’s mother Donna, her grandmother Joyce & Caroline.

Every Wednesday leading up to the Entertainment Industry Foundation’s Revlon Run/Walk (May 4 in New YorkMay 11 in Los Angeles), we’re sharing memories and celebrating our members! Today we chat with this year’s team captain, Special Events Associate (and Young Professionals guru) Caroline Parrone.

Actors Fund: Are you walking in “honor” or “memory” of someone special in this year’s EIF Revlon Run/Walk?
Caroline Parrone: I am walking in honor of all the women in my life who have been affected by cancer, including my great-grandmother Nathalie Rosa, my grandmother Carita and my husband’s grandmother Mimi.

It is so scary to come from a family line of women who have been affected by cancer (on both my mother’s and father’s sides), and I walk in hopes that my mother, cousins, maybe future daughters and I will live to see a cure.

AF: Why do you walk with The Actors Fund Team?
CP: Not only do I fully believe in and support the work of the Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative, but I also enjoy this event so much that I asked to be Team Captain while our regular TC Amy Picar spends time with her new baby!   

AF: Do you fundraise for RRW, or have anything special planned this year?
CP: I love fundraising for this event! Last year I knit a little something for each person that donated to my page. This year I am creating a small piece of paper art for each person who donates. Just a little thank you to my supporters.

AF: Run or Walk, and why?
CP: I tend to walk this 5k, mostly so I can chat and snap photos.

AF: We’re taking a vote… Suggest a Theme Song for this years’ team?
CP: “Think,” Aretha Franklin

The EIF Revlon Run/Walk is an annual event that raises money and awareness for the fight against women’s cancers, and funds raised by The Actors Fund team supports The Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative (PNWHI), created to address the myriad of concerns women face when dealing with a serious medical condition. Help us fight the fight by joining one of our teams (clickhere for NYChere for LA), or making a pledge or donation on behalf of someone who’s walking with us. Your pledge will help fund important research into the cause and cure of women’s cancers, prevention, education and support service programs for those women battling cancer and their families.

Why I Run/Walk: Pamela Dayton

April 28, 2011 Comments off

The EIF Revlon Run/Walk for Women is this Saturday in New York and May 7, 2011, in Los Angeles! Our series of videos leading up to the event wraps up with Pamela Dayton, a long-time volunteer, member, and supporter of The Actors Fund — and The Fund’s Run/Walk team. Highlights of Pam’s busy acting career include roles on Broadway/Production include The Producers (she also toured with the show in the USA and Japan), A Little Night Music in LA at the Ahmanson, as well as Frank Loesser: Chance and Chemistry, the All Star Actors Fund Benefit at the Minskoff. Regional highlights include Mrs. Higgins in My Fair Lady, Dolly Tate with Andrea McArdle in Annie, Get Your Gun, and Boston’s Forbidden Broadway/Hollywood, in which she shared the stage with dear late friend Denice Guanci, for whom she’s participating on The Actors Fund team. Pam is also volunteering in memory of Lynn Redgrave who she met — along with her mother Rachel Kempson — while working on a Theater at Sea cruise to the Amazon.

Sign up for the 14th Annual Revlon Run/Walk as part of The Actors Fund team: click here for NYC and here for LA. This year we’re walking in memory of our beloved friend Lynn Redgrave, as well as all women in our lives that have faced cancer. Your participation directly impacts EIF funding for The Actors Fund Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative, which serves women in the entertainment community who are confronting cancer and other serious heath diagnoses. Questions about The Actors Fund Team? Please contact Amy Picar at 212.221.7300 ext. 134 or apicar@actorsfund.org.

Why I Revlon Run/Walk: Karen Zabinski

April 14, 2011 Comments off

Karen ZabinskiIt’s not too late to become part of the Actors Fund Team for the EIF Revlon Run/Walk for Women (April 30, 2011 in New York and May 7, 2011, in Los Angeles)! Our series of videos featuring some of our team members continues with Karen Zabinski, a long-time participant and member of IATSE Local 1, who took some time out between performances of Mary Poppins at the beautiful New Amsterdam Theatre to talk to us. Karen has been in the entertainment business since 1975, when she went to work for Seattle Repertory Theatre’s prop department. She became an IATSE member in 1979 and began mixing sound for touring Broadway shows in 1981, for which spent the next 15 years on the road. Karen moved back to New York City in 1996, and has been fortunate enough to work on Broadway ever since.

She’ll be walking not only for the Broadway cast of Mary Poppins on April 30 (and to make the fundraising more fun for them, she’s raffling off the iPod Nano she won at last year’s Run/Walk), but also because “I come from a large, noisy family with 6 brothers and sisters. To lose my Mother and sister to cancer created such a hole in our hearts. I walk in their memory.”

Become part of The Actors Fund team for the 14th Annual Revlon Run/Walk (click here for NYC and here for LA) , for which we’re walking in memory of our beloved friend Lynn Redgrave, as well as all women in our lives that have faced cancer. Your participation directly impacts EIF funding for The Actors Fund Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative, which serves women in the entertainment community who are confronting cancer and other serious heath diagnoses. Questions about The Actors Fund Team? Please contact Amy Picar at 212.221.7300 ext. 134 or apicar@actorsfund.org.

Why I Revlon Run/Walk: Amy Wilder

April 6, 2011 Comments off

Amy WilderThe third clip in our video series highlighting Actors Fund Team members for the EIF Revlon Run/Walk for Women (April 30, 2011 in New York and May 7, 2011, in Los Angeles) features Amy Wilder, LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) for The Fund’s Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative (PNWHI). Amy initially moved to New York to pursue a career in professional ballet, and was a member of the American Ballet Theatre from 1986–98. She also attended NYU and studied and taught Pilates, but eventually decided to take a slightly different path by earning her MSW at Hunter College School of Social Work. Amy has been working as a social worker since 2004, and has been with The Fund since 2009.

On April 30, she’ll take to the streets inspired by all of the wonderful, brave women she has encountered who have faced their cancer and chosen life—no matter the outcome. She’s also taking part for a dear friend currently living with ovarian cancer.

Become part of The Actors Fund team for the 14th Annual Revlon Run/Walk (click here for NYC and here for LA) , for which we’re walking in memory of our beloved friend Lynn Redgrave, as well as all women in our lives that have faced cancer. Your participation directly impacts EIF funding for The Actors Fund Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative, which serves women in the entertainment community who are confronting cancer and other serious heath diagnoses. Questions about The Actors Fund Team? Please contact Amy Picar at 212.221.7300 ext. 134 or apicar@actorsfund.org.

Why I Revlon Run/Walk: Robert Score

March 30, 2011 Comments off

Robert ScoreThe second clip in our video series leading up to the EIF Revlon Run/Walk for Women (April 30 in New York and May 7 in Los Angeles) features Actors Fund team member Robert Score, Recording-Corresponding Secretary for IATSE Local One. A long-time stagehand and member of Local One since 1989, he also serves on the Board of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, as well as The Actors Fund’s National Advisory Board. Bobby and his family have been part of The Fund’s Revlon Run/Walk team for the last five years, as he and his wife, actress Haviland Morris, want to show their children how important it is to volunteer for a cause—especially The Actors Fund, because of all of the important work it does throughout the entertainment community.

Become part of The Actors Fund team for the 14th Annual Revlon Run/Walk (click here for New York and here for Los Angeles), for which we’re walking in memory of our beloved friend Lynn Redgrave, as well as all the women in our lives that have faced cancer. Your participation directly impacts EIF funding for The Actors Fund Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative (PNWHI), which serves women in the entertainment community confronting cancer and other serious heath diagnoses. Questions about The Actors Fund Team? Please contact Amy Picar at 212.221.7300 ext. 134 or apicar@actorsfund.org.

Why I Revlon Run/Walk: Louie Anchondo

March 24, 2011 Comments off

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