Pacino lands arthritis award

The Southern California Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation will present the Jane Wyman Humanitarian Award to the movie star at the 22nd Commitment To A Cure Awards gala in Los Angeles later this month (Nov09).

Board chairman Mitchell A. Jacobs says, “It is presented to individuals who exemplify the leadership, commitment and dedication to humanitarian causes that Ms. Wyman herself demonstrated in the fight to find a cure for arthritis.

“Al Pacino has a history of charitable giving. We are very grateful for his support of the 46 million adults and children with arthritis, and are honoured that he will join us at the Commitment to a Cure Awards Gala.”

Actress Jane Wyman was the first wife of former U.S. President Ronald Reagan.