The Women's Philanthropy division of the Jewish Federation of Las Vegas held its 2010 United Luncheon Thursday, February 4 in the Latour Ballroom at Wynn Las Vegas. The eagerly anticipated annual fashion show threw the spotlight on familiar faces from among the philanthropic community—as well as a few surprises.
Just as the ladies began lunching, tucking into a delicate beet salad, the room thrilled to see the afternoon's festivities kicked off by a svelte, Rehab-ready Mayor Oscar Goodman, sporting vibrantly patterned Vilebrequin swim trunks, a tee that bore the assertion "Alpha Male," as well as a hoodie and a towel. All clothing and accessories were generously provided by the Esplanade Shops at Wynn. The Mayor's martini was likely provided by Bombay Sapphire Gin.
Following the Mayor and an appearance by Tao Group Entertainment Marketer Mike Snedegar in a King Baby leather jacket and shirt and slacks by John Varvatos, the afternoon's keynote speaker took the stage.
Actress, author, humanitarian, U.S. diplomat and cancer survivor Fran Drescher lit up the room with her comedic effervescence and the gravity of her message. She shared stories ranging from the origins of her Emmy-nominated comedy series The Nanny to her heart-wrenching but successful battle with uterine cancer. Her book Cancer Schmancer has led to the creation of the Cancer Schmancer Movement, a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that all women's cancers be diagnosed while in Stage 1, the most curable stage.