On October 21st at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich, the Breast Cancer Alliance held its 24th annual luncheon and fashion show for nearly 1100 guests, raising a record $1.6 million.
Grammy nominated producer and singer-songwriter John Forté kicked off the celebration with the song he wrote for his friend and mentor Carly Simon when she was battling breast cancer. Keynote speaker Chef Todd English was both funny and poignant, sharing his sister’s brave battle with breast cancer and raising an astounding $50,000 with his live auction donations.
Board President Mary Jeffrey joined co-chairs Dr. Amy Kappelman Johnson, Nina Lindia and Lauren Schweibold to highlight 24 years of making a difference in the world of breast cancer and the importance of funding early-stage innovative research, breast surgical fellowships and support for the underserved to better improve outcomes and statistics in breast cancer.
Preceding Richards’s presentation of fall fashions, the Models of Inspiration brought down the house and dazzled the crowd with their fierce and fabulous runway show.
Executive Director Yonni Wattenmaker took the stage to thank the tireless board, the dynamic co-chairs, the supporters and her hard-working executive team. She then asked the guests to “Turn the Tent Pink” as volunteers awarded pink sparkle rings for donations to the live appeal. BCA supporters and friends once again exceeded every goal.
Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) hosted its Annual Autumn Benefit on Friday, October 25, 2019 at Guastavino’s in Manhattan, to celebrate excellence in medical education. The event recognized Matthew M. Roberts, MD, with the Nancy Bischoff Mentor Award; Samuel A. Taylor, MD, with the Richard S. Laskin, MD, Young Attending Award; and David S. Wellman, MD, with the Philip D. Wilson, Jr., MD, Teaching Award. Chaired by Lois Kelly, the dinner was attended by 400 guests.
Photographs by Elaine & Chichi Ubiña (BCA); Don Pollard & Ryan Brown (HSS).