|On Thursday, October 13, The Pink Agenda, a New York City-based nonprofit committed to raising money for breast cancer research and care, as well as awareness of the disease among young professionals, hosted The Pink Agenda’s Annual Gala at Three Sixty° in New York. The Pink Agenda shares a strategic partnership with its long-time beneficiary, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), to fund research, as well as Giuliana Rancic’s FAB-U-WISH initiative. Through the combined effort of this year’s co-chairs and The Pink Agenda’s leadership, the event successfully raised over $250,000 to benefit The Pink Agenda and FAB-U-WISH.
TV personality Giuliana Rancic served as host for The Pink Agenda’s Annual Gala this year, with Willie Geist and Bill Rancic at her side to help host the live auction. Co-chairs for the event were Meghan Rooney Foley and Zoe Katz, with honorary co-chairs Dani Haskin and Sam Tritsch.
|The Pink Agenda honored fitness pioneer Tracy Anderson at the gala with the Lisa Mae Lee Award, in recognition of her outstanding leadership in the fight against breast cancer. Olivia Palermo was on-site to present Ms. Anderson with the award and celebrate her dear friend‘s 17 year-long commitment to the betterment of people’s health, as well as her kindness, compassion and generous spirit. The Lisa Mae Lee Award is named in memory of one of The Pink Agenda founder’s mother who succumbed to the disease in 2008.
FAB-U-WISH aims to help young women fighting breast cancer feel special while raising awareness for breast cancer research. Each year, a FAB-U-WISH is granted to a young woman battling breast cancer at the gala. This year’s recipient, Larissa Podermanski, was diagnosed earlier this year with Stage 4 metastatic breast cancer at just 30 years of age. She cares deeply about raising awareness – especially among young women.
|This gala’s notable guests included Jennifer Bandier, Ryan & Liza Fitzpatrick, Abby Elliott & Billy Kennedy, Pat Kiernan, Rachel Lauder, William Lauder & Lori Tritsch, Dria Murphy, Darcy Miller Nussbaum, Emilia Bechrakis Serhant & Ryan Serhant, and Greta Titelman. Music was provided by DJ, model and entrepreneur Hannah Bronfman.
The Pink Agenda’s Annual Gala was generously sponsored by Volkswagen, Bliss, William P. Lauder & Lori Tritsch, Rob & Cindy Citrone, Cushman & Wakefield, Bandier, Brunswick Group, Hanky Panky, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation. This year, VW auctioned off their first ever #pinkbeetle to benefit The Pink Agenda and FAB-U-WISH, raising an additional $30,000 in advance of the event.
|The Pink Agenda believes that engaging today’s generation can go a long way toward finding tomorrow’s cure for breast cancer. That’s why The Pink Agenda, together with its partner the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, is working with the next generation of leaders to find and fund programs that are improving the lives of those suffering from breast cancer and conducting the groundbreaking research necessary to improve their odds. The Pink Agenda, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization launched in 2007, has contributed more than $1 million to breast cancer research. In 2014, The Pink Agenda partnered with breast cancer survivor and television personality Giuliana Rancic and her initiative FAB-U-WISH. Together, Giuliana Rancic’s FAB-U-WISH and The Pink Agenda grant the most fabulous wishes to young women undergoing treatment for this devastating disease. www.thepinkagenda.org|
|On Wednesday, September 28th, The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering’s Special Projects Committee hosted The Special Projects Dinner where they honored Dixon Boardman.
The evening, which was held at the Park Hyatt in New York, was co-chaired by Dixon’s daughters Samantha Boardman and Serena Boardman, as well as Eleanor Acquavella Dejoux, Jaclene Ginnel, Walter S. Tomenson III, Allison Aston, Samuel L. Goldworm and Eugenie Niven Goodman.
Among those attending: Eleanor Ylvisaker, Shoshanna Gruss, Allison Aston, Lavinia Branca Snyder, William and Donna Acquavella, Jamie Niven, James Beard, Veronica Swanson Beard, Jose Pepe and Emilia Fanjul, Rebekah McCabe, Walter Tomenson, and Virginia Wettlaufer Tomenson.
|The Women’s Media Center 2016 Women’s Media Awards were held Thursday, September 29th at Capitale. The event was hosted for the first time by two-time Academy award winner Sally Field. Gayle King, three-time Emmy winning co-anchor of “CBS This Morning,” gave the opening remarks at the awards.
The 2016 Women’s Media Awards honored Samantha Bee, Salma Hayek Pinault, Joy Reid, Anita Sarkeesian and Regina K. Scully.
|Women's Media Center Co-Founders Robin Morgan and Gloria Steinem attended the event along with Pat Mitchell, WMC Board Co-Chair & Women’s Media Awards Co-Chair and Julie Burton, President of the Women's Media Center. Jane Fonda, Women's Media Center co-founder and WMC Board Co-Chair, appeared in a special video produced for the event, from location in Colorado where she is working on a new film.|
|Co-Chairs for the 2016 Women’s Media Awards were: Loreen Arbus, Lauren Embrey, Jane Fonda, Pat Mitchell, Robin Morgan, Dee Dee Myers, Bonnie Schaefer, Gloria Steinem, and Mary & Steven Swig. VIP guests included Carol Jenkins, Mariska Hargitay, Sheila Nevins, Janet Dewart Bell, Stacey Tisdale, Tamsen Fadal, Chris Hayes, Geralyn Dreyfous, Maysoon Zayid, Francine LeFrak, Eleanor Lambert, David Corn, Elizabeth Plank, Caroline Tehrani, Sharon F. Johnson, Roger Hickey and Laurie David.
The Women’s Media Center works to make women visible and powerful in media. For more information, visit www.womensmediacenter.com.
|"Life Is Not about Waiting for the Storm To Pass - It Is About Learning To Dance In The Rain." That is the theme of Breast Cancer Alliance's 21st annual Luncheon and Fashion Show on October 27th, one of the largest yearly events in Greenwich.
Last Thursday night JP Morgan underwrote a kick-off cocktail party for special contributors at the home of Ellen and Richard Richman for the upcoming luncheon.
Guests had the opportunity to browse a sneak preview of the silent auction over cocktails throughout the evening, highlighted by a book talk and signing with author, and Greenwich resident, Jane Weitzman.
|Breast Cancer Alliance is one of the largest private non-corporate breast cancer organizations in the U.S. Their mission is to improve survival rates and quality of life for those affected by breast cancer through better prevention, early detection, treatment and cure. Almost everyone has been impacted by breast cancer or known someone who has lost his or her life to the disease. BCA recognizes that there is more work to be done and embraces what can be accomplished in the future. Over the past 20 years, Breast Cancer Alliance has awarded over $22 million in grants which aid in funding innovative research, regional education, dignified support, screening for the underserved, as well as one-year postgraduate breast surgery fellowships at some of the nation's leading research institutions.
For more information www.breastcanceralliance.org