Kathy Ireland serves as International Ambassador of 9-1-1 for Kids and National Chair of Family Services/ Parenting for Athletes & Entertainers for Kids. She has worked with the organization since 1997. Shes is the CEO of Kathy Ireland Worldwide, a Forbes 500 company.
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She also is the Ambassador of Hope for the City of Hope and was named by UCLA as one of the top 10 women's healthy advocates in America. In addition, Kathy was named the Entertainment Industry Foundation's (EIF) Ambassador for Women's Health Issues and EIF's Ambassador for the National Women's Cancer Research Alliance.
Kathy partners with Feed The Children and underwrites the distribution of 170,000 pounds of food, clothing and toys to children in need across the nation.
She endowed the Floyd Hall Fellowship Grant Program, which is awarded annually by the American Paralysis Association to the leading scientist in the field of spinal cord regeneration. The Fellowship grants major funding to researchers making strides in the search for a cure for paralysis.
Growing up in Santa Barbara, California, Kathy was discovered by a scout from Elite Modeling Agency and by age 17, was traveling the world as a fashion model. She soon reached "super model" fame, appearing on covers of countless magazines, including Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Harper's Bazaar and Sports Illustrated.
Kathy lives in Southern California with her husband Greg, an emergency room physician, and their three children, Erik, Lily and Chloe.