Short will collect cancer fund’s courage award for late wife

The comedian’s wife of 30 years, Nancy, battled cancer for three years before succumbing to the illness last summer (Aug10).

And Short will collect a Courage Award on her behalf from organisers of the Women’s Cancer Research Fund at their annual Unforgettable Evening fundraising event next week.

Annette Bening will also be honoured for her charity work, while Rihanna will perform.

Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson, as well as Steven Spielberg, are honorary chairmen on the organisation.