Karen Simmons and her daughter Kimberly (pictured here) met Kelly Lebrock at a hyperbaric conference. She’s been an inspiration ever since, and we are thrilled she has accepted our invitation to serve as honorary host at our 3rd Annual Autism Today Biomedical and Behavioral Congress in Vancouver, a.k.a., Autism Vancouver. Kelly lost her brother, Harold, in 2008, and the experience spurred her to dedicate her time to improving the lives of the terminally ill. She is currently the celebrity spokesperson for “Club Carson”, whose members are children suffering from cancer. In the late 1980s, LeBrock was one of the first private U.S. citizens to own her own hyperbaric chamber, and eventually started her own brand of homeopathic remedies. LeBrock testified to Congress in 1995 to the House Enquiry on Insurance and Medicare Access for alternative treatments. She is on various scientific advisory boards and regularly lectures on this subject.
LeBrock began her career as a model at the age of sixteen. She went on to appear on magazine covers and in fashion spreads, including an exclusive Christian Dior campaign, and became one of Eileen Ford’s most sought-after models. She also gained notoriety as the Pantene shampoo commercial spokeswoman whose line “Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful” became a pop-culture catchphrase. Later, LeBrock was cast as the “perfect” or “fantasy” woman in several 1980s comedies, perhaps most notably The Woman in Red (1984). Our conference is a tribute to all “women in red,” the mothers of children born on the spectrum, whose passion and devotion helps these children live full and productive lives.
Join Kelly Lebrock at the 3rd Autism Biennial Congress 2011