Entertainment personality and philanthropist Leeza Gibbons and autism activist Nancy Alspaugh-Jackson will share their personal journeys of adversity and empowerment at a Mother’s Day luncheon on Monday, May 3 at The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Coast.
The joint fundraiser, Fearless Women: Mothers & Daughters Moving Mountains, benefits ACT Today! (Autism Care and Treatment) and Leeza’s Place, the signature program of the Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation. Founded by TV/Radio personality Leeza Gibbons, Leeza’s Place provides multifaceted support for both caregivers and those recently diagnosed with any chronic disease or disorder. Former television producer and mother of an autistic son, Nancy Alspaugh-Jackson is executive director of ACT Today! which provides grants to families with autistic children.
Nancy and Leeza will sign copies of their books aimed at giving women courage when facing life’s challenges. Alspaugh-Jackson co-authored Not Your Mother’s Midlife: A Ten Step Guide to Fearless Aging and Fearless Women: Midlife Portraits, which features Leeza Gibbons. Leeza most recently published Take Your Oxygen First: Protecting Your Health and Happiness While Caring for a Loved One with Memory Loss.