SOURCE: ACT Today!; Leeza's Place

ACT Today!; Leeza's Place

April 14, 2010 14:25 ET

Leeza Gibbons Headlines Mother's Day Fundraiser to Benefit Autism and Family Caregiver Projects

NEWPORT BEACH, CA--(Marketwire - April 14, 2010) -  Entertainment personality and philanthropist Leeza Gibbons and autism activist Nancy Alspaugh-Jackson will share their personal journeys of adversity and empowerment at a Mother's Day luncheon on Monday, May 3 at The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Coast. 

The joint fundraiser, Fearless Women: Mothers & Daughters Moving Mountains, benefits ACT Today! (Autism Care and Treatment) and Leeza's Place, the signature program of the Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation. Founded by TV/Radio personality Leeza Gibbons, Leeza's Place provides multifaceted support for both caregivers and those recently diagnosed with any chronic disease or disorder. Former television producer and mother of an autistic son, Nancy Alspaugh-Jackson is executive director of ACT Today! which provides grants to families with autistic children.

Nancy and Leeza will sign copies of their books aimed at giving women courage when facing life's challenges. Alspaugh-Jackson co-authored Not Your Mother's Midlife: A Ten Step Guide to Fearless Aging and Fearless Women: Midlife Portraits, which features Leeza Gibbons. Leeza most recently published Take Your Oxygen First: Protecting Your Health and Happiness While Caring for a Loved One with Memory Loss.

A spectacular silent auction will feature VIP tickets to Dancing with the Stars and after show dinner with host Tom Bergeron, cut and color by celebrity Hair Stylist Kim Vo, accommodations for six nights in the heart of Paris and VIP tickets to Ellen, The Doctors and The Dr. Phil Show.

The Mother's Day event features a champagne terrace reception, silent auction and gift bags for all attendees. Tickets to the luncheon are $150 per person or $1250 for a table of ten. The event begins at 11:00 a.m. The Resort at Pelican Hill is located at 22701 Pelican Hill in Newport Coast.

For tickets or further information, call 818.705.1625 or visit

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