Sofia Vergara is a life-saver, literally. During last night's "An Unforgettable Evening" gala, hosted by the Women's Cancer Research Foundation, the Modern Family actress revealed that she came to the aid of a sick young boy in need in Colombia who needed cancer treatment that was unavailable at his local hospital. Thanks to her efforts, the boy is alive, which is why Vergara received the Courage Award at the prestigious ceremony. Vergara explained:
Sofia Vergara was honored alongside Jennifer Hudson during this event, as reported by THR. As someone who has dealt with cancer herself 18 years ago, Vergara knows the struggle that comes with the debilitating disease. That's why she works with organizations like St. Jude to improve our world. She talked about her history with thyroid cancer on the red carpet with her husband, Joe Manganiello, and she explained what she hoped to achieve, saying:
Sofia Vergara was introduced by Rita Wilson, who celebrated Vergara's accomplishments by recognizing the "remarkable" triumphs of women today. Wilson said:
When Sofia Vergara isn't saving lives and making the world a better place with her triumphant efforts, she'll be appearing in a few upcoming projects. She'll next be seen in the crime thriller Bent, set to be released on March 9, and she'll star in the comedy The Brits Are Coming and the drama Stano (which also stars Joe Manganiello) later this year. Vergara can also, of course, be seen on Modern Family, which is currently airing its ninth season on ABC.
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