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Chairman: Lexye Aversa.  Photo by:  Lucien Capehart

Chairman: Lexye Aversa.  Photo by:  Lucien Capehart








WHO:   Israel Cancer Association USA (ICA USA); Jill Cooper, Executive Director


WHAT:   “Hooray for Hollywood!” 2009 fundraising gala, a nostalgic dinner dance two weeks before the Academy Awards


WHEN:  Sunday, February 8, 2009.  Red carpet arrivals:  7:00pm


WHERE:  The Breakers, Palm Beach


COST:   $800 per person


RSVP/INFO:  561/832-9277


CHAIRS:  Grand Honorary Chairmen: Rhoda & David Chase

            Honorary Chairmen: Nancy Brown and Jan Willinger

            Grand General Chairmen: Miriam & Alec Flamm

            Chairman: Lexye Aversa (summary bio below)


WHY:  to benefit the New ICA Stem Cell Initiative project and ongoing cancer research and    treatment that will impact all of humanity


WHAT ELSE:  Guests will feel like stars at the Oscars.




Israel Cancer Association USA (ICA USA) is a nonprofit 501 © (3) organization established in 1994 in Palm Beach, Florida.  The main mission is to raise funds for fellowships that support cancer research conducted by brilliant scientists at 38 hospitals, universities and institutions in Israel for Israel Cancer Association (ICA).  In addition to fellowships for finding cancer cures, fundraising efforts may also support other vital treatment/care projects operated by ICA throughout the country.  ICA is the largest and oldest health-related organization in Israel.   




LEXYE AVERSA, Summary Bio      


(Chairwoman of Israel Cancer Association USA gala “Hooray for Hollywood!”

 Feb. 8, 2009 at The Breakers; 7:00 red carpet arrivals)


            Lexye Aversa is director of the Women's Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County and a director of the Palm Beach County Hotel & Lodging Association. 

            She is a 2005 recipient of Northwood University’s Arthur E. Turner Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award for Outstanding Community Involvement and was a finalist for the 2008 Champions for Women in Business Award sponsored by the Women's Congress.

            Among the many gala fundraising events she has chaired in Palm Beach are:  Il Circolo, the Italian Cultural Society of the Palm Beaches (2004, 2005, 2006);  the 2006 Designer Show House for American Lung Association of Florida;  the Women’s Chamber/LPGA ADT Championship Breakfast at Mar-a-Lago (2006, 2007, 2008) and co-chair of the Palm Beach Round Table 2008 gala.

            Mrs. Aversa has also served on multiple philanthropic gala committees: American Heart Association, AKIM, Alzheimer's Community Care, Caron Foundation, ADT Championship Host Committee and more.

            She is a member of the Palm Beach County Convention & Visitors Bureau, and sits on its Strategic Marketing Council and Groups/Meetings Committee.  Other Palm Beach memberships include: numerous area Chambers of Commerce, Palm Beach Cultural Council, Business Development Board, International Society of Palm Beach, Executive Women of the Palm Beaches, Palm Beach Round Table, Palm Beach County Historical Society, Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach, Flagler Museum and the Norton Museum of Art.





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