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December 2011

Celebrating 20 years of enhancing the lives of women affected by breast cancer

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In this Issue:

Shop our Holiday Sale!

Join us for a Dance Showcase

Thank you to our Breast Cancer Awareness Month partners

20 Lives, 20 Ways

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Dear Friends,

img_x1300499aa1As we approach the end of our 20th anniversary year, we are so proud of everything we have accomplished with your help.

Our 20th anniversary luncheon at the Waldorf=Astoria was a huge success, and our Laurie Bass Sklaver Annual Symposium on lifestyle and wellness choices for women affected by breast cancer attracted record attendance.

We began a new collaboration to enhance the research data in our High-Risk Registry, and continued to offer vital support to women with breast cancer through patient navigation, support groups, the Stacey Garil Womack Resource Library, and community outreach. We also funded four new innovative research projects.

None of these programs would be possible without your dedication. You may have recently received a letter from us in the mail asking for your continued support. If you have already made a contribution, please accept our heartfelt thanks.

If not, we hope you'll consider celebrating this milestone year with us by sending in a donation this month. For more information on ways to support Women At Risk, please call Kitty Silverman at (212) 305-9525.

We are thrilled to share our latest news and upcoming events with you:


Shop our Holiday Sale!

All holiday sale items are being offered at discounted prices, and your purchases support WAR's work. (Because the prices are below Fair Market Value, purchases made are not tax-deductible.)

Items include:

  • Tickets to The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and the New York Philharmonic.
  • Gift certificates to restaurants like Candle 79 and the Tribeca Grill.
  • Beautiful designer clothing, jewelry, and handbags.
  • Spa treatments and beauty products.
  • Gym memberships and yoga classes.
  • ...and much, much more!
Click here for a full list of sale items and for purchasing information.

Join us for the P&S Dance Club Annual Showcase

Columbia University Medical Center students and faculty will perform in their annual Dance Club showcase on Friday, December 9th. Dance styles include Hip Hop, Contemporary, Salsa, Jazz, Bollywood, and more. A portion of the night's proceeds will be donated to Women At Risk. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

Thank you to our Breast Cancer Awareness Month partners

WAR would like to thank the many businesses that partnered with us this October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We are so grateful for their support!

GIELLA Cosmetics
Olive & Bette's
Veronica Brett
Judith Ripka
Cravings Boutique
Pearls for a Cause
Laura Geller
Lv 2 B Fit & Romanoff Elements
Reed Krakoff
Desires by Mikolay
Zaro's Bakery
Houselifts USA
Sarah Swanson Skincare

20 Lives, 20 Ways

To celebrate our 20th Anniversary, WAR is profiling 20 individuals whose lives have been touched in some way by the many programs we have offered over the past two decades. If you, or someone you know, has been impacted by Women At Risk's work and would like to be potentially featured in this series, please send your story to Lisa Held at We'd love to hear from you!

hg2120_3_heather-greenleeDr. Heather Greenlee
Dr. Greenlee is an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Medical Oncology at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and College of Physicians and Surgeons. In 2006, she received a research grant from Women A Risk to study the effects of physical activity and dietary change in minority breast cancer survivors. This year, WAR awarded Dr. Greenlee another grant to study a dietary intervention among Hispanic breast cancer survivors and their female first-degree relatives.


Women At Risk is a NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center program. Its mission is to enhance the lives of women at high risk for, and with, breast cancer through research, education and support. For more information, visit us at or

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