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April 2010

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

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In this Issue:

20 Lives, 20 Ways

Women At Risk's 20th Anniversary Luncheon

Watch WAR's 'What is Advocacy?' video

Advocacy Updates, from Albany to Washington D.C.

Join GOPink for a fashion show at Bloomingdale's

Dear Friends,

It's finally Spring, and Women At Risk's 20th Anniversary Luncheon is only a month away! We hope you'll join us on May 9th to celebrate this very special occasion and hear from our distinguished speakers. There are also many other ways to get involved this year. Keep reading to find out about some of those opportunities. Also, check your mailbox for our Spring 2011 Print Newsletter—the 20th Anniversary Research Edition—arriving soon!

Women At Risk's 20th Anniversary Luncheon

This year's special luncheon will celebrate WAR's research and programs, and the many lives touched over the past 20 years


Monday, May 9th, 2011.
Reception & Auction 11:30AM, Luncheon 12:00PM.


The Waldorf=Astoria, New York, NY


The Honorable Carolyn B. Maloney
Member of Congress, 14th Congressional District, New York

Lynn Sherr
Author, Award-winning Broadcast Journalist and Former ABC News Correspondent


Jeffrey Kalinsky
President and CEO, Jeffrey New York & Atlanta, EVP of Designer Merchandising, Nordstrom

For pricing and additional information, or to purchase tickets, contact Eric Dubinsky at or (212) 305-4486.

20 Lives, 20 Ways

To celebrate our 20th Anniversary, WAR will be 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!

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2. Clare Cooper

Clare is a musician and breast cancer survivor who now works as a volunteer in Women At Risk's Stacey Garil Womack Resource Library.

Read about how she was comforted by Women At Risk volunteers during her own treatment and how she has helped other women since.

What is advocacy? [Video]

Interested in becoming a breast cancer advocate? Watch this informational video explaining current advocacy work being carried out by both Women At Risk and TalkAboutHealth. Special thanks to TalkAboutHealth for shooting and producing the video.

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Advocacy Updates: WAR attends Advocacy Day in Albany, upcoming NBCC Advocacy Training Conference

On March 15th, WAR advocates joined members of SHARE and the Young Survival Coalition for a trip to Albany to attend the New York State Breast Cancer Network's Susan M. Cohen Education & Advocacy Day.

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While there, advocates met with legislators, including Senator Tom Duane, to discuss legislation banning BPA in store receipts and insurance coverage for oral chemotherapy drugs. Read a recap of the exciting day here.

WAR advocates will be continuing their work by attending the National Breast Cancer Coalition's Annual Advocacy Training Conference in Washington, D.C from April 30th-May 3rd. For more information or to get involved, contact Amy Whiffen at or (212) 305-3238.

Finally, if you're interested in becoming a more educated advocate, the National Breast Cancer Coalition will be offering their Project Lead Institute, an in-depth immersion into the science of breast cancer, this July. The scholarship deadline is May 20th. With questions or for more information, contact Amy Whiffen at or (212) 305-3238.

Support GOPiNK, Women At Risk's Junior Committee

GOPiNK will be hosting a fashion show fundraiser at Bloomingdale's in White Plains this May. Bring your kids for a great time, with all proceeds benefitting Women At Risk's research, education, and support programs.

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For more information or to RSVP, visit the GOPiNK website. To request a paper invitation, email your name and address to


Women At Risk is the breast cancer program of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center whose 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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