The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® Palm Beach Hot Pink Luncheon and Symposium
Raises Over a Half-Million Dollars
Guests and Expert Panel Delve Into the Hot Topic of Preventing Cancer
Palm Beach, FL, February 7, 2013 - The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® (BCRF) hosted its tenth annual Hot Pink Luncheon and Symposium in Palm Beach at The Breakers on February 5, 2013. Approximately 240 guests attended the event that raised over $500,000. Each year, BCRF—founded by the late Palm Beach resident and passionate champion in the fight against breast cancer, Evelyn Lauder—brings together a panel of world-renowned BCRF grantees to Palm Beach. At the heart of this year’s Symposium, titled Preventing Cancer, was a dynamic discussion by BCRF experts on the latest advances in breast cancer research and treatment.
Panel participants included BCRF-funded researchers Susan M. Domchek, MD (Abramson Cancer Center/University of Pennsylvania, Robert A. Weinberg, PhD (Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research), and Walter C. Willett, MD, DrPH (Harvard School of Public Health). Leading the discussion were BCRF Scientific Director Larry Norton, MD (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center) and BCRF Scientific Advisory Board Chairman Clifford Hudis, MD (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center). Discussion topics included the importance of mammograms as a diagnostic tool and the roles that health and nutrition can play in preventing breast cancer.
At the onset of the Luncheon, event Honorary Chair and Acting Chairman of the Foundation, Leonard Lauder, welcomed guests and was followed by remarks by BCRF President, Myra Biblowit, who thanked a number of the prominent supporters present, including BCRF Hot Pink Luncheon co-chairs Donna Acquavella, Louise Lambert Braver, Betsy Green, Joanne de Guardiola, Sandra Krakoff, Hillie Mahoney, Pauline Pitt, Tricia Quick, Hilary Geary Ross, Frances Scaife, and Judith Schlager. Many of the dedicated attendees sported the signature color of breast cancer awareness, creating a veritable sea of pink amidst the sunlit Circle Ballroom. In his closing remarks, Leonard Lauder took the opportunity to announce that Palm Beach resident Judie Schlager will receive the Foundation’s Unsung Hero Award at their upcoming New York Hot Pink Party on April 17, 2013 (tickets can be purchased online at: http://www.hotpinkparty.com). In addition to the engaging panel discussion, the event featured an informal fashion presentation and preview of Neiman Marcus’s Spring 2013 Collections.
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