On Friday, the Harold and Carole Pump Foundation along with co-founders Dana and David pump hosted their 17th annual Harold and Carole Pump Foundation Gala.
Hosted at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, the Gala honored American rapper, actor, author and entrepreneur LL Cool J, Pro Football Hall of Famer and eight time Pro Bowler Emitt Smith, along with Baseball Hall of Famer and fourteen time MLB All-Star Johnny Bench. Sacramento Kings minority owner and businessman Phil Oates was also honored.
The Harold and Carole Pump Foundation is based in Northridge, California. A nonprofit organization started in 2000 by twin brothers Dana and David Pump in memory of their father, Harold. The foundation donated over $7 million towards cancer treatment and the research for a cure. Proceeds are specified towards the development of new technology, cancer screenings and educational programs for the underserved.
Dana and David began the foundation in memory of their father, who lost his battle to cancer in 2000, and loving mother who passed away in 2012. As for the mission of their foundation, raising funds for cancer awareness and treatment became their priority. The foundation seeks to engage the community, sports leaders and those affected by the disease.
The foundation has also created the Carole Pump Women’s Center and Dignity Health – Northridge Hospital. Diagnostic imaging is a vital role of the women’s center. Technology at the center surpasses conventional film-based systems, which have the capacity to zoom-in to view refined detailed images. Offering women the opportunity for shorter and rapid exams.
Friday’s Gala benefited the Harold Pump Department of Radiation Oncology, the Carole Pump Women’s Center and the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Cancer Center at Dignity Health-Northridge Hospital Medical Center.
Many other celebrity supporters attended the Harold and Carole Pump Foundation Gala; Supporters included Ice Cube, Jamie Foxx, Tina Knowles, Bill Bellamy, Jordin Sparks, Holly Robinson-Peete, Michael Buffer, Andy Enfield, Eric Dickerson, Eddie Murray, Larry Johnson, Paul Pierce, Sugar Ray Leonard, Terrell Davis and many more.