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October 2011

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

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In this Issue:

Shop for the cause this October

Symposium Invitation

Pink: The Chronicles of BC Jenny

20 Lives, 20 Ways

Join the Junior Board!

Women At Risk's breast cancer research, support, and education programs depend on the generosity of donors like you.

To make a donation in honor of Women At Risk's 20th Anniversary year, please contact Eric Dubinsky at edubinsky@ or (212) 305-4486.

NewYork-Presbyterian respects patient privacy.  If you wish to have your name removed from lists to receive fundraising requests supporting NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in the future, please either 1) write to us at: Director of Operations, Office of Development, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, 525 East 68th Street, Box 123, New York, NY  10065; 2)  call us at 866-841-2420;
or 3) e-mail us at


Dear Friends,

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a special time to focus our energy on advancing research, preventing breast cancer in those who are at risk, and supporting those who are battling the disease.

To this end, we have partnered with several businesses throughout the month to raise funds to support our research, education, and support programs for women and families affected by breast cancer.

Please visit our blog at to browse the many ways you can shop for the cause this month.

And please consider forwarding this message to others you know who have been touched by breast cancer and would like to help.

Please join us for the 8th Annual Laurie Bass Sklaver Symposium:

Empower Yourself: Lifestyle and Wellness Choices for Women At High Risk for, or with, Breast Cancer

Monday, November 14th, 2011
Reception: 5:30—6:00 p.m.
Program: 6:00—8:00 p.m.

UJA Federation of New York
130 East 59th Street, 7th Floor
(Between Park and Lexington Avenues)

To RSVP or for more information, call (212) 305-5917 or email

Recap of Pink: The Chronicles of BC Jenny

On Thursday, September 15th, 2011, Women At Risk supporters attended a special benefit production of Pink: The Chronicles of BC Jenny.

Pink is an autobiographical play written by Jenny Saldaña, WAR's Community Coordinator. The play chronicles her own physical and emotional battle with breast cancer, from her diagnosis at age 34 through surgery and chemotherapy, and culminating in survivorship.


Read more, and see photos from the play...

WAR would also like to thank the many sponsors that made the production of Pink possible:

Ms. Helen Morik and NewYork-Presbyterian's Office of Government & Community Affairs
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
Live Event Productions
Fairway Market
Columbia Wine Co.

Join the WAR Junior Board!

Are you a young professional who wants to make a difference in the lives of women and families affected by breast cancer? Women At Risk's Junior Board is looking for individuals in their 20s and 30s to help fundraise, plan events, and raise awareness. Please email Mary Dawson at for more information or to get involved.

20 Lives, 20 Ways

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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!

8.Kimberly Lipman-White
Kim was an intern at Women At Risk, where she helped with fundraising, event planning, and the Junior Board.


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, or with, breast cancer through research, education and support. For more information, visit us at or

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