Farrah Fawcett's friend Alana Stewart, criticized for cashing in on Farrah's legacy with a quickie book and for tarnishing her legacy with the exploitative Farrah's Story special on NBC, has announced the formation of The Farrah Fawcett Foundation "to provide funding for alternative methods of cancer research, clinical trials, prevention, and awareness, with an emphasis on anal and pediatric cancers."
Farrah, whose initial diagosis of anal cancer led to her death in June, would have been 63 yesterday.
According to the website, which features pictures only of Farrah and Stewart, the foundation includes on its advisory board Farrah's Los Angeles doctor, Dr. Lawrence Piro, her doctor in Germany Dr. Ursula Jacob, and spiritual activist and New Age guru Marianne Williamson.
Francis recently sued filmmaker Craig Nevius in behalf of Farrah's estate, claiming he botched Farrah's documentary project that showed her trips with Alana Stewart for alternative cancer treatments.
Nevius had already sued Francis, Stewart and Ryan O'Neal (father of Farrah's troubled son Redmond) for forcibly removing him form the project and turning it into an awful, if Emmy-nominated, TV special.
O'Neal is not listed among the foundation board members but is accorded "our very special heartfelt thanks" on the site.