Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson Enjoy Date Night at LA's Unforgettable Evening Gala

Annual event champions progress in the battle against cancer.

by Nouman Rasool
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Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson Enjoy Date Night at LA's Unforgettable Evening Gala
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This is the Beverly Wilshire in Los Angeles, where every 25th Annual Unforgettable Evening Gala is held—never a complete one without its favorite couple, Hollywood's Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson. The event was held on Wednesday, April 10, to recognize the work of women in cancer research and to fundraise for Women's Cancer Research Fund (WCRF).

Honorary chairs of the evening, the couple represented the dedication to the cause that has marked their 35-year-old union in marriage. It is not a glitzy night, and every part of the night, in one way or another, is dedicated to individual or corporate entities whose fights against cancer also affect others.

Some of the greats honored in the event included Demi Moore, who received the Courage Award for her tireless effort in the early awareness of breast cancer, and Philanthropist Wallis Annenberg, who was honored with an Unsung Hero Award for changing society with an innovative approach to cancer combat through the Annenberg Foundation.

Gala for Cancer Research

Now in its 26th year, the flagship fundraising gala of the World Cancer Research Fund has grown to become a major gathering of the leading lights in entertainment, cancer research, and corporate philanthropy.

This year is for sure no exception, as the whole event remains to be focused on the cancer fight and the importance of research being done with the funds raised by the gala. According to WCRF, the proceeds help fund groundbreaking cancer research at the top medical and academic centers across the nation.

Hanks and Wilson, both aged 67, made a striking pair in their coordinated outfits. Wilson donned a bohemian ruffle dress, perfectly paired with pink strappy heels, a bangle bracelet, and a statement silver floral necklace, completing her ensemble with a chain-strap purse adorned with floral motifs.

Hanks complemented her look with a tailored black suit and a dark gray tie, demonstrating the couple's impeccable style and shared commitment to charitable causes. The night also underscored the couple's significant contributions to the entertainment industry and their active engagement in philanthropic efforts.

Known for their regular appearances at high-profile events, Hanks and Wilson have long been celebrated for their mutual support and love, both publicly and on social media, marking every occasion with heartfelt tributes to each other.

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