Actress. Singer. Producer. Philanthropist. Three-time Chamber of Commerce Award winner. These are just some of the words describing Dame Celia Lipton Farris. Dame Celia, who is noted for her undying
dedication to the improvement of human life, was awarded with the American Cancer Society’s first ever National Lifetime Achievement Award in Palm Beach, at their golden 50th Anniversary Ball. The award was sponsored by Tiffany & Co., and marked her long-time commitment to the cause. The award, in her name, will now be given out once a year to an individual who has the same dedication she has shown for cancer care and cures.
The evening kicked off with the mellifluous serenading of violins at a poolside champagne and caviar reception chaired by Diana Ecclestone and Patrick Park. Later guests were herded with style into the Mar-A-Lago Grand Ballroom for dinner and dancing, punctuated with the aforementioned awarding of the “Celia.”
Dinner was followed by the auctioning-off of a top-shelf Chopard piece and a sprightly performance by Wayne Newton, who had shuttled in from Vegas—a great voice and phenomenal hair.