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“Rebels with a Cause” Salutes Cancer Fighters

Pioneers of medicine, philanthropy, tech, education and entertainment gathered to honor Cheryl and Haim Saban at the third annual “Rebels with a Cause” gala benefit to fight cancer. Dr. Cheryl Saban is a noted author, social activist and psychologist; Haim Saban is widely recognized as entertainment industry leader—the couple are active in the philanthropic community of Los Angeles and beyond. Held at the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica on May 11, 2016, the star-studded evening was hosted by Tony-winning late night host James Corden and highlighted by performances by stars Christina Aguilera, Kristen Chenowyth, and Leona Lewis. Sandy and David Ellison and Skydance Media served as co-chairs of the event, with USC president C. L. Max Nikias. Proceeds from the event support cancer research at the Center for Applied Molecular Medicine of Keck Medicine of USC, and patient care at the USC Norris Westside Cancer Center; both centers are under the direction of Dr. David Agus.