The 2009 Stuntwomen's Awards Luncheon Puts a Kick in Awards Season and is Set to Honor Jamie Lee Curtis and Laila Ali

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An Award Show That Kicks Butt and Honors Women In Action to Benefit the Diamond in the Raw Foundation

Gone But Not Forgotten Award

The 2009 Stuntwomen's Awards Luncheon joins the award season line-up with a one-two punch; honoring Hollywood's most physically active members and raising funds to expose at-risk young women to careers behind the scenes.

Who: The 2009 award honorees include Jamie Lee Curtis to receive the "Action Icon Award"; Laila Ali to receive the "Dare2bDifferent Award"; May Boss to receive the "Helen Gibson Award"; Svetla Krasteva-Foley to receive the "Gone But Not Forgotten Award"; Angela Meryl to receive the "Diamond in the RAW Award"; and Mary Albee to receive the "Special Achievement Award". Lee Meriwether, who played The Catwoman in the Batman feature film starring Adam West and Burt Ward, will be among the presenters at the awards luncheon. Other presenters include CSI: Miami star Emily Procter, World Class Pro Skateboarder Lauren Perkins, and stuntwoman Zoe Bell (Inglourious Bastards, Grindhouse, Kill Bill: Vol. 1 & Vol. 2) who is best known for doubling Lucy Lawless on the cult favorite TV series "Xena: Warrior Princess."

When: Sunday, October 4, 2009; Media Check-In at 10:00 a.m; Awards Luncheon at 11:00 a.m.

Where: Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049

Why: The Stuntwomen's Awards benefit the Diamond in the RAW Foundation, a Los Angeles-based non-profit organization whose mission is to educate and expose at-risk teen girls to a multitude of careers in the entertainment industry, both in front of the camera and behind the scenes. The Foundation also bestows educational scholarships which are presented to deserving youth annually during The Stuntwomen's Awards. Through Diamond in the RAW Foundation, exceptional women who have achieved success in stunts, athletics and extreme sports are recognized for their outstanding achievements during the annual Awards luncheon. For more information about Diamond in the Raw Foundation please visit http://www.StuntWomensAwards.com.

Info: Tickets to the 2009 Stuntwomen's Awards are $100.00. To purchase tickets for the event, please call 800-566-4714. For additional information about the Diamond in the Raw Foundation please visit http://www.DiamondInARaw.com.

Media RSVP: Tee Walker/April Rushing 800-566-4714

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