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Stars turn out as Kristen Bell is honoured by charity

A host of stars, including Adam Sandler and Sarah Michelle Gellar, turned out to support Kristen Bell as she was feted at a charity gala in Beverly Hills on Tuesday (19May15).

The Frozen star received the Visionary Award, in recognition of her support of humanitarian organisations, at the Laughter Is The Best Medicine event for Jhpiego, a charity working to improve health care globally and help prevent needless deaths of women and children.


Bell took to Twitter.com to thank charity bosses for her prize, writing, "Dear @Jhpiego - thank you for the Visionary Award honor this evening. It means I'm basically a doctor now, right? #DrBell... @Jhpiego is an amazing org (organisation) that makes a difference to families around the world. Theyre vetted & accompished (sic). Consider working w/or 4them...."


Gellar also used the microblogging site to document the evening, adding, "Incredible evening honoring @IMKristenBell and the work of @Jhpiego 'Where a woman lives, should not determine IF she lives'... @IMKristenBell Congtats (sic) on the @Jhpiego visionary award. I've witnessed first hand, the inspiring woman you are."


Actresses Julie Bowen and Shanola Hampton also attended the star-studded event.