Rhonda Fleming Mann
Famed film, television and stage actress, with over 50 appearances to her credit, Rhonda Fleming is also a wife, mother, humanitarian and philanthropist, who is known as Rhonda Fleming Mann.
While caring for her sister who was battling ovarian cancer, Rhonda Fleming Mann came to have a first-hand understanding of the complex needs for women with cancer and their families. She was unable to find an effective means to take care of the emotional, spiritual and psychosocial aspects of cancer.
This experience led Rhonda and her husband, Ted Mann, to offer UCLA School of Medicine the means to provide the comprehensive care that she had otherwise found missing. They envisioned a warm, comfortable and safe place where women and their families could receive support and individual services which would be well integrated into expert medical care. In April, 1994, the Rhonda Fleming Mann Resource Center for Women with Cancer, became a reality.
Rhonda's contributions to the Center continue to be substantial and unique. Her involvement and attention to the creation of a warm, comforting and feminine ambiance is evident throughout and in the spirit among the staff. Guided by Rhonda's vision, they are committed to helping each woman manage her disease with dignity and hope and to provide the highest quality of service.
Along with Ted Mann, producer and founder of Mann Theatres, Rhonda also established the Rhonda Fleming Mann Clinic for Comprehensive Care at the UCLA Medical Center and the Rhonda Fleming Mann Research Fellowship at the City of Hope to advance research and treatment associated with women's cancer.
Rhonda and Ted support many other charitable organizations as well, including: Childhelp USA, ARCS (Achievement Rewards for College Scientists) and the French Foundation for Alzheimer Research. Rhonda is a Life Associate of Pepperdine University, a Lifetime member of the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, a benefactor of the Los Angeles Music Center, a Member of the Board of Trustees of World Opportunities International and a Trustee of The UCLA Foundation.
Rhonda has one son, Kent Lane, and two granddaughters, Kimberly and Kelly.
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