Ann Curry — four-time winner of news Emmys — received an award Thursday from the Women Who Care organization at a luncheon benefiting United Cerebral Palsy of New York City. She was among several honorees celebrated for their accomplishments as caregivers, volunteers and professionals, including producer-philanthropist Francine LeFrak, advertising innovator Linda Kaplan Thaler, surgeon and author Dr. Pamela F. Gallin, entrepreneur JoanAnn Natola and parent advocates Anita and Gary Geresi.
Accepting on behalf of her deceased father, Curry recalled his advice to her as a girl, telling her "Whatever you do with your life, do something that's of service to someone else. So when you reach the last day of your life, it will matter that you were born."
Photos: Ann Curry, right, receives an award from "Today" costar Meredith Vieira. Earlier, out on the red carpet, Women Who Care founder and chair Loreen Arbus, right, greets past Emmy and Tony champ Cynthia Nixon, who served as one of many celebrity presenters. Credit: Tom O'Neil.