Farrah Fawcett's closest friends celebrated the first anniversary of her death by dedicating a cancer-research foundation in her name.
Alana Stewart, Ryan O'Neal, Tatum O'Neal and Redmond O'Neal assembled in Beverly Hills on Friday at the new offices of the Farrah Fawcett Foundation, which offer financial support to alternative cancer research and treatment methods.
The 1970s pinup and ‘Charlie's Angels’ star died June 25, 2009, from anal cancer. Stewart said she expects that the foundation can raise awareness and find out new treatments for the obscure disease.
Pediatric cancer will be one more focus for the foundation, which intends to encourage examination of the disease and perk up patients' quality of life.
Stewart said Fawcett started her namesake foundation, when she had been struggling with cancer and Stewart was strong-minded to keep her friend's efforts living.
Ryan O'Neal said that the first anniversary of Fawcett's death had been a moving one for his family. Their 25-year-old son, Redmond, who has been dogged by drug troubles and was imprisoned when his mother was battling the disease in her final days, visited Fawcett's grave for the foremost time on Friday.
The soft-spoken redhead said he is now clean and sober for long, now.