Celeb Parents and Parents-to-Be Attend Shop for a Cure Benefit
For some of the stars at last night's Shop for a Cure benefit at Switch Bel Air, the cause hit close to home.
Max Greenfield with wife Tessa Sanchez
The event, which benefited the Charlotte & Gwenyth Gray Foundation to Cure Batten Disease, attracted Max Greenfield (blond!) and wife Tessa Sanchez, and Kevin and Jamie Zegers. Both couples' concern about the cause (raising cash to fight a disease that strikes young children and is presently fatal) was clearly intensified by the fact that they're expectant parents.
Max with Kevin Zegers. Both of their wives are about to give birth ... Kevin's is expecting twins!
Batten disease is an extremely rare neurological disorder that has struck the young daughters of producer Gordon Gray and his wife Kristen. The foundation is named for them. Stars like Jennifer Garner have issued challenges to their fans to each donate $1 to the Charlotte & Gwenyth Gray Foundation, intimate benefit events have been held, and Julia Roberts recently commissioned a necklace to be sold on behalf of this worthy cause.
Nick Swisher and JoAnna Garcia Swisher, the event's hosts
Jenna Dewan Tatum with Kristen Gray, the mother of Charlotte and Gwenyth
Hosting last night's cocktail reception and shopping event ($35,000 was raised in a single night) were JoAnna Garcia Swisher with husband Nick Swisher, Isabella with husband Baron Davis, and Jordana Brewster. Among other celebrities attending were Perrey Reeves, Doug Ellin, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Sara and Erin Foster, and Eva Amurri Martino. Guests toasted with wine from subscription wine service Club W and received flowers from the online floral delivery service The Bouqs.
Fisher Pence, Eva Amurri Martini, and Nick Swisher