Deb became a passionate advocate in the fight to bring awareness to and find a cure for Pancreatic Cancer following her father's diagnosis in 2015. Carson wore purple every day during the month of November, Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, and posted a daily photo captioned with #PurpleForAPurpose on her social media accounts to bring attention to the disease. Carson continues to be an avid supporter of Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research and other groups searching to find early detection methods for the disease, which still has just a single digit 5-year survival rate.  For more information and/or to help fund studies that may save future patients, please visit www.pancreatic.org.

Deb is proud of her affiliation with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, and the Santa Monica Boys and Girls Clubs. The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs is to inspire and enable all young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. The club helps strengthen each child’s self-esteem and individuality through their affordable after school, summer and extended day care programs and services. Club Kids receive guidance from committed professional staffers and dedicated volunteers through a wide range of educational and recreational programs. For more information, please visit www.smbgc.org.

      Emceeing unveiling of the new SMBGC sport court made possible by a donation from NBA star LeBron James.

     Emceeing unveiling of the new SMBGC sport court made possible by a donation from NBA star LeBron James.