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First, we'd like to thank everyone who came out to support WAR at our 20th Anniversary Luncheon on May 9th. It was a great success, and we couldn't have done it without the generosity of all of our supporters.
WAR Luncheon celebrates 20 years of research, education, and support
On May 9, 2011, hundreds of Women At Risk supporters gathered at the Waldorf=Astoria to celebrate WAR's incredible work over the past 20 years.
The Luncheon honored Jeffrey Kalinsky, President & CEO of Jeffrey New York & Atlanta and the EVP of Designer Merchandising at Nordstrom, for his tremendous commitment to the fight against breast cancer.
Dr. Katherine Crew, WAR's Co-Medical Director, spoke about the importance of research, followed by the two guest speakers: Lynn Sherr, author and former ABC News Correspondent and The Honorable Carolyn B. Maloney of the 14th Congressional District. Their remarks were both thought-provoking and inspirational, speaking to the importance of living our lives to the fullest and keeping the spotlight on issues impacting women.
We look forward to expanding Women At Risk's programs to fight breast cancer and support those affected by the disease in the coming decades.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We'd love to hear from you!
4. Dr. Francisco Espinel, the 2009-2010 "Alan & Susan Fuirst Women At Risk Breast Surgery Fellow."
This year, a group of nine Women At Risk staff members, patients, and volunteers attended the NBCC Advocacy Conference on April 30th-May 3rd, 2011 in Washington, D.C..
The four-day conference was packed with interesting speakers, panel discussions, plenary sessions, workshops, and information. The focus this year was on the Breast Cancer Deadline 2020 and how we can “change the conversation” to end breast cancer.
Read about the details of the conference and the advocates' day of lobbying on Capitol Hill.
Women At Risk is proud to announce that Nancy Singleton, our Patient Navigator, has been named the "Breast Cancer Committee Patient Advocate" at SWOG, one of the largest cancer clinical trials cooperative groups in the United States.
On Saturday, May 14th, GOPiNK, Women At Risk's Junior Committee, hosted a "Pink and White Party"at Bloomingdale's in White Plains, where high school girls and boys modeled the latest pink and white trends in front of an audience of more than 300 people.
WAR would like to thank the GOPiNK girls for their incredible hard work, and congratulate them on another successful event!
Chappaqua's "A Cure in Our Lifetime" raises funds to support WAR's Patient Navigation program
On Friday, May 13th, Chappaqua's "A Cure in Our Lifetime" held their 14th Annual Spring Breakfast Benefit at the Trump National Golf Club in Westchester. One of the most influential individuals in breast cancer research and treatment today, Dr. Larry Norton, was the guest speaker.
The event raised funds for several prestigious cancer centers and breast cancer programs, one of which was WAR's Patient Navigation program.
WAR would like to thank Chappaqua's "A Cure in Our Lifetime" for their continued support of this critical program, which provides resources, navigation, and support to newly-diagnosed breast cancer patients at Columbia University Medical Center/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.
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 www.womenatrisknyc.org or www.womenatriskblog.com.