Fawcett To Be Remembered In Charity Ceremony

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June 24, 2010 | 11:30am EST

Farrah Fawcett’s friends and family will mark the first anniversary of the actress’ death on Friday by opening the new headquarters of the late star’s charity.
The Charlie’s Angels actress lost her battle with cancer last year, passing away on the same day as music legend Michael Jackson.

Fawcett started up her own charity, the Farrah Fawcett Foundation, several years before her death, but was unable to focus her attentions on the organization as she battled cancer.

The charity, which funds research into alternative cancer treatments, has grown over the last year and will move into a new building in Los Angeles on Friday.

And Fawcett’s loved ones will gather at the ceremony in Beverly Hills to cut the ribbon and mark a year since her passing.

Fawcett’s close friend Alana Stewart tells Entertainment Tonight, “I’ll get very teary and miss her, but I feel her spirit is so strong, I feel like she went to a place where she’s free, she’s happy, and I feel she’s looking over all of us.

“We’re officially opening the offices on Friday, the one-year anniversary of her passing. I think it’s very fitting. I think it’s what she would have wanted.”