Lorna Luft, Broadway star and daughter of legendary actor Judy Garland, will be the keynote speaker at Tidewell Foundation’s 12th Annual Signature Luncheon. Luft is the sister to Joey Luft and half-sister to singer and actress Liza Minelli. Since making her show business debut at 11 years of age, Luft has been a stage, film, and Emmy Award-winning television actress and continues to perform in both the U.S. and the U.K. She is an author of two books—Me and My Shadows: A Family Memoir and recently A Star is Born: Judy Garland and the Film that Got Away.
After battling breast cancer four times and surviving brain cancer surgery, Luft has also become a dedicated philanthropist, fighting for a breast cancer cure and the importance of comprehensive healthcare. She is a tireless campaigner for children’s healthcare and generously supports charities that provide HIV/AIDS services. She also speaks candidly about the challenges of mental illness and its impact on women and their children, as well as the courage it takes to seek healing.
Tidwell Signature Luncheon Details
The luncheon will take place at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota. For more information, call Debbie Mason at (941) 522-7658. Individual tickets are $200. Sponsorship opportunities are available; visit Tidewell Signature Luncheon Sponsor Packages.
Tidewell Hospice is a local, not-for-profit agency that provides a full range of programs and services to patients with advanced illness and their families throughout Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte and DeSoto counties. Compassionate care and quality-of-life programs are available to anyone with advanced illness who needs and wants hospice care – regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, diagnosis, belief system or financial situation.
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