At The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) Annual Symposium and Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, October 26, BCRF awarded $36.5 million in grants to 186 investigators from the best scientific institutions across the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Australia and Asia. Approximately 1,200 guests attended the Waldorf=Astoria to raise nearly $2 million at the event. Since its inception in 1993, BCRF has raised more than $330 million for research towards prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime.
Joined by four panelists, Denise Grady, The New York Times Health and Science Reporter, moderated the morning Symposium, entitled Beyond the Headlines: Hype vs. Hope, discussing breast cancer research and management in the news. BCRF Scientific Director Larry Norton, MD (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center) opened the discussion, and Clifford Hudis, MD, Chairman of BCRF Scientific Advisory Committee (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center), led the Q&A session.
Immediately following, NBC’s Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent Andrea Mitchellopened the BCRF Awards Luncheon. The Jill Rose Award for outstanding research excellence honored Mina J. Bissell, PhD (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory), in recognition of her work on the relationship between cancer biology and the three-dimensional structure of cells and tissues. The Sandra Taub Humanitarian Award was presented to Richard Anderson, CEO of Delta Air Lines, by Kenneth Chenault,Chairman and CEO of American Express, for his leadership in raising awareness of breast cancer around the globe and supporting lifesaving research.
Among the 1,200 guests, in attendance were Hoda Kotb, Tory Burch, Aerin Lauder,Gigi Mortimer, Kay Krill, Jaime Gregory, Paula Zahn, Heather Leeds.
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Richard Anderson, Ken Chenault
Mina Bissell, Larry Norton
Clifford Hudis, Jane Hudis
Sandy Kahn, Lisa Boone
Amy Katz, Dianne Sepler, Elise Lasher
Muffy Miller, Jamee Gregory
Nancy Davidson, Charles M. Perou, Neal Rosen, Laura J. Esserman, George W.Sledge
Edith A. Perez
Gabriel Hortobagyi, Edardo Cazap
Carol Mack, Peggy Segal, Joanna DiGuardiola
guest, Marshall Rose
Cynthia Lufkin, Margo McNabb Nederlander
Michael Mendenhall, Shawna Brook
Jamee Gregory, Carol Mack, Amy Fine Collins, Muffie Potter Aston
Muffie Potter Aston, Joanne DiGuardiola, Karen LeFrak
Somers Farkas, Ann Flottl Eisenhower, Peggy Siegel
Amy Fine Collins, Joanna DeGuardiola
William Lauder, Andrea Mitchell,Maryann Freda, Fabrizio Freda
William Lauder, Andrea Mitchell, Fabrizio Freda
Michael Press, Joan Brugge, Anne Keating, Andrew Dannenberg, Titia De Lange
Andrea Mitchell, Leonard Lauder
Ken Chenault, Andrea Mitchell, Richard Anderson, Hoda Kotb
Hoda Kotb, Myra Biblowit, Andrea Mitchell
Hoda Kotb, Andrea Mitchell
Gabriel Hortobagyi, Larry Norton, Peter Greenwald, Nancy Davidson
Ken Chenault, Richard Anderson
Larry Norton, Mina Bissell
Joe Moore, Rachel Hazan