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KEEPING THE PROMISE: THE GRANTEES’ LUNCHEON MAY 14, 2013 presented by The Greater New York City Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®


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Dear Friends of Komen Greater NYC – Welcome to Keeping the Promise: The Grantees’ Luncheon. We are thrilled you are here with us today to meet and honor our 2013-2014 grantees. These organizations save lives in their communities every day. We salute them and the incredible work they do. We are excited to honor individuals and organizations who are making a difference in the fight against breast cancer: 1010 WINS, Patrick I. Borgen, MD, Betsey Johnson, and the YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester. We also appreciate and are grateful to you, our supporters. You understand the importance of our mission and help us to achieve it. Thanks to your commitment, our work is making a difference. Since our founding in 1990, the Greater New York City Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® has had one goal — to save lives. Over more than two decades — through our grants, education and advocacy programs — we have worked to make sure that underserved women, men and families get the breast health care they deserve regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, physical ability, race, sexual orientation or socioeconomic status. Our grantees provide these services throughout New York City, all over Long Island, and in Westchester and Rockland Counties. Komen Greater NYC funds community-based breast health projects with the best outcomes and greatest local impact. We also invest in national peer-reviewed research to find the cures for this devastating disease. Today, we are keeping this tradition alive by awarding $2.2 million in grants to 31 community-based organizations and one hospital, as well as $700,000 to fund national research to find the cures. We are here for as long as it takes. Together, we will realize our vision of a world without breast cancer. With warmest regards,

Linda McNeil Tantawi Chief Executive Officer

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KEEPING THE PROMISE: THE GRANTEES’ LUNCHEON PROGRAM Grantee Expo & Silent Auction Welcome KRISTINE JOHNSON Co-Anchor, CBS 2 News at 5 and 11 LINDA McNEIL TANTAWI Chief Executive Officer, Komen Greater NYC Corporate Award 1010 WINS Accepted by BEN MEVORACH Presented by LAILA WORRELL Compassionate Care Award PATRICK I. BORGEN, MD Presented by ERIC BRINKER and THERESA LANA Remarks AYALA DEUTSCH CHERYL HOROWITZ-LEVY CINDY PINTER NIKKI TIPPINS Luncheon Co-Chairs Grantee of the Year Award YWCA WHITE PLAINS & CENTRAL WESTCHESTER Encore Plus Program Accepted by LORI STANLICK Presentation of 2013-14 Grant Recipients Survivor Award BETSEY JOHNSON Presented by CHANTAL BACON Closing Remarks KRISTINE JOHNSON Last Chance to Bid on Silent Auction

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2 0 1 3 - 2 0 1 4 K O M E N G R E AT E R N Y C G R A N T E E S Last year was another difficult one for residents of the New York City metropolitan area. New Yorkers not only continued to be buffeted by the effects of the slow economic recovery and government cuts in health care programs, but they also were faced with the wrath of Superstorm Sandy. Komen Greater NYC is proud to continue to help save the lives of the most vulnerable New Yorkers by awarding $2.2 million to 31 community-based organizations and one hospital: • $912,187 for treatment and support services. • $875,647 to fund screening coordination. • $333,227 to support education and outreach. • $50,000 for clinical research education and enrollment. • $25,000 for small grants. In addition, we are providing $700,000 to underwrite national peer-reviewed breast cancer research projects to find the cures.

2013 COMMUNITY BREAST HEALTH GRANTEES EDUCATION AND OUTREACH Haitian American Cultural and Social Organization/HACSO Community Center Phenomenal Women "Fan'm Vanyan" Delivers breast health outreach, education and screening coordination services to low-income, underserved Haitian, Latina and African-American women primarily in the Rockland County villages of Spring Valley and Haverstraw. (Rockland County) Kalusugan Coalition, Inc. Filipino Community Breast Health Initiative Offers community-based outreach strategies, breast health workshops and one-onone breast health education sessions and referrals to screening services for Filipina-American women. (Queens) Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center AMBER - Arab American Breast Cancer Education and Referral Program Provides culturally appropriate education and screening coordination for ArabAmerican immigrant women. (Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island)

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Planned Parenthood of Nassau County, Inc. Sisters United in Health/Hermanas Unidas en la Salud Offers breast health education and access to breast cancer screening to uninsured and undocumented African-American and Latina women. (Long Island) YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester Encore Plus Program Delivers culturally sensitive education, screening coordination and follow-up services for uninsured and undocumented Latina, African-American and Caribbean women. (Westchester County)

SCREENING COORDINATION The Breast Center at Nyack Hospital Screening Coordination Program Provides breast health education, screening and diagnostic treatment and support services to medically underserved women with a focus on reducing breast cancer mortality in medically underserved women 40 years of age and older. (Rockland County) Callen-Lorde Community Health Center Breast/Chest Cancer Screening Access Project Offers targeted education and screening coordination for underserved and at-risk lesbian/bisexual (LB) women and individuals of transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) experience. (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens) Independence Care System Breast Cancer Screening Project for Women with Physical Disabilities Coordinates breast health screening and educational workshops for women with physical disabilities who are enrolled in a nonprofit Medicaid-managed long-term care program. (Bronx, Brooklyn, and Manhattan) Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (KCS) “Breast Cares”: New Beginning for Healthy Women Offers culturally and linguistically appropriate screening coordination and breast health education to uninsured or underinsured Asian women, focusing on the Korean community. (New York City) Long Island Jewish Medical Center LIJMC Cancer Community Connection Provides educational, psychosocial, logistical, and financial support to medically underserved African-American, Hispanic, Asian, uninsured, and undocumented women in Southeast Queens and Jamaica. (Queens)

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Mount Sinai School of Medicine Community Based Programs to Increase Breast Cancer Screening among Minority Women Provides culturally and linguistically appropriate navigational assistance to AfricanAmerican and Latina women in need of a clinical breast examination and/or mammography. (Bronx, Brooklyn, and Manhattan) The New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens NYHQ Breast Health Coordination Provides breast health information, assistance in scheduling appointments, translation/interpretation services, transportation, insurance enrollment assistance, support group referrals and links to appropriate treatment. (Queens) Open Door Family Medical Center, Inc. The Open Door Family Medical Center Breast Health Program Delivers culturally and linguistically appropriate education, screening and diagnostic services, as well as treatment for low-income, immigrant women attending Open Door clinics. (Westchester County) Peconic Bay Medical Center – Central Suffolk Hospital Taking Care of You, Helping You Get Screened and Care for Your Breast Health Offers culturally and linguistically appropriate patient navigation, as well as access to breast health screenings, treatment, support services and education to Latina, African-American and Polish women. (Suffolk County) Project Renewal, Inc. The ScanVan Program: Mobile Breast Cancer Screening and Patient Navigation for Medically Underserved Women Provides breast health education, screening, and patient navigation to medically underserved ethnic minority women, new immigrants, the homeless and uninsured and underinsured onboard its ScanVan mobile mammography clinic. (New York City) St. John’s Riverside Hospital Yonkers Community Breast Health Initiative Provides education, outreach and screening services targeted to uninsured and undocumented Latina and African-American women in Yonkers. (Westchester County) William F. Ryan Community Health Center, Ryan-NENA Site Lower East Side Breast Health Program Offers culturally and linguistically competent breast cancer education and screening coordination services to uninsured and underinsured women. (Midtown and the Lower East Side of Manhattan)

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SUPPORT AND TREATMENT Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program Providing Support Services to Underserved Minority Women Diagnosed with Breast Cancer Delivers psychosocial support and counseling services to underserved ethnic minority women with breast cancer and their families. Services include bilingual individual and family counseling, as well as financial, transportation and food support services. (Nassau County) CancerCare Comprehensive Financial Assistance Program for Women with Breast Cancer Offers education and outreach, focused psychosocial support (including counseling, education, and referrals), and financial assistance for women being treated for breast cancer. (New York City) Chai Lifeline, Inc. Emotional, Social, Financial Support for Orthodox Jewish Breast Cancer Survivors Provides culturally sensitive psychosocial support, transportation to medical appointments, kosher meals and daily living assistance to Orthodox Jewish women with breast cancer. (Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Rockland County, and Long Island) Charles B. Wang Community Health Center, Inc. The Breast Education and Screening Together Project (Project B.E.S.T.) Delivers breast cancer outreach, education, screening, and case management services to low-income, uninsured or underinsured linguistically-isolated ChineseAmerican women over 40. (Brooklyn and Manhattan) Chemo Comfort Complimentary Chemo Comfort Kits for Breast Cancer Patients Offers underserved, underinsured, low-income cancer patients with kits that help manage the side effects of chemotherapy such as mouth sores, hair loss, and nausea. (New York City and Westchester County) City Bar Justice Center Cancer Advocacy Project Provides free legal advice and assistance to uninsured, underinsured and lowincome breast cancer patients and survivors, and their families on life (estate) planning, medical insurance appeals and cancer-related workplace discrimination. CAP also conducts community presentations and workshops for organizations, medical facilities and support groups. (New York City)

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The Family Center Project Talk: Legal and Social Services for Breast Cancer-Affected Families Delivers legal and social services for uninsured or underinsured African- American, Latina and Caribbean women with breast cancer and their families. Services include psychosocial support and guardianship planning for children. (Bronx and Brooklyn) Gilda’s Club New York City On-site Support for Underserved Minorities in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Manhattan Provides access to free psychosocial support, psycho-educational workshops, lectures and weekly support groups (in English and Spanish) for underserved minority women living with breast cancer in the communities where they live. (Brooklyn, Southeast Bronx, and Upper Manhattan) God’s Love We Deliver Nutritional Care for Women Living with Breast Cancer Offers targeted outreach, customized meals, and ongoing nutritional assessments and education to women being treated for breast cancer and their families. (New York City) The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center, Inc. Lesbian Breast Cancer Project (LBCP) Decreases breast cancer health disparities by providing educational workshops, patient navigation and support/counseling services to LBT African- American and Latina women. (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Long Island) Nassau Suffolk Law Services Permanency Legal Assistance Needs (PLAN) Project Offers legal services to breast cancer survivors and their families and assists them with housing, family and consumer debt problems, advance directives, health care proxies, wills and guardianships. (Long Island) New York Legal Assistance Group LegalHealth Breast Cancer Advocacy Project Provides free legal services for low-income and medically underserved women with breast cancer, and trains cancer specialists on the legal issues affecting their patients. (New York City) Richmond University Medical Center Breast Health Patient Navigator Enhancements Coordinates healthcare services for medically underserved, low-income AfricanAmerican, Latina and Caucasian women with suspicious findings and breast cancer diagnoses, ensuring successful treatment completion, reducing disparities in care and improving outcomes. (Staten Island)

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St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center-SHARE Breast Cancer Continuum of Care Program Offers uninsured or underinsured women receiving breast cancer treatment at St. Luke’s the joint support of a patient navigator and a breast cancer survivor-patient navigator. (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens)

CLINICAL RESEARCH ENROLLMENT Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center PRIME (Promoting Immigrant Minority Equity in Cancer Research) Increases enrollment of ethnic minorities in cancer observational studies and clinical research, targeting Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese and English-speaking immigrants from the five New York City boroughs with a focus on Queens and Manhattan. This is the second year of a two-year grant.

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SPONSORS* RUBY

SAPPHIRE Sandra L. Kozlowski OPAL Maimonides Cancer Center Blythe Masters & Gareth Evans AMETHYST 1010 WINS Accenture ANN INC. Cancer Treatment Centers of America® Sparkling ICE® Vinson & Elkins, LLP PEARL Theresa Lana PepsiCo, Inc. Cindy & David Pinter Linda Sage — Robert J. Seifer Cancer Research Foundation Nikki Tippins & Jon Neave PLATINUM Eva Andersson-Dubin, MD The Brooklyn Nets Carl Puma Agency CORA, Fine Jewel Salon Genentech Genomic Health Ahalya Nava Katherine Park Ellen Singer MEDIA WCBS-TV

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SPONSORS* AUCTION, RAFFLE & GIFT BAG SPONSORS* 1800Flowers.com Ann ANN INC. Bardwil Linens Bare Necessities Barry’s Bootcamp Bradford Portraits C. Wonder Cancer Treatment Centers of America® Carolee Chelsea Piers The Container Store Diamond Club International Donna Karan International Drybar Kerri Louis Cotter Ed’s Chowder House EQUINOX Essentia Herald Square exhale MindBodySpa Famous Footwear Giclee Unique Apparel Hampton Classic Horse Show Harlan Jacobson’s Talk Cinema Honors Bridge Club Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum Complex Jeffrey Shaw Photography Jewels of Ocean Joe Fresh John Barrett Salon Dr. Ramin Kassir The Lambs Club Linda the Bra Lady Little, Brown & Company MAC Cosmetics Tony May & Marisa May Meredith MTV Murray’s Cheese Myshopwise.com National Basketball Association New York Jets Nickelodeon NOIZY PlantShed New York Flowers

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Frank Pollak & Sons Redex Industries Regal Threads Melanie Sankel Sequel International/GUESS WATCHES Alicia & Tom Settle SFERRA Sherle Wagner International Sistas the Musical Smart Workout Robert M. Sorin, DMD SoulCycle Stanley Steemer Stash Tea Tri-State Ford Dealers Vaunt Weight Watchers Media SPECIAL THANKS Hilton New York Oz Moving & Storage Ken Levinson Mark Jason Photography Sean Friedman Photography Jennifer Sauer Public Relations PlantShed New York Flowers Triplicity Flowers

*List as of April 24, 2013

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GRANTEES’ LUNCHEON COMMITTEE LUNCHEON CHAIRS Ayala Deutsch Cheryl Horowitz-Levy Cindy Pinter Nikki Tippins THE GRAND 100 Eric Brinker Ivy Gamble Cobb Elizabeth DaSilva Laura DeMartis Bill and George Ann Garrison Ariel Granoff Bonnie Hirschhorn Nerissa Hochenberg Theresa Lana Michelle Marquez Ahalya Nava Katherine Park Cindy Pinter Cynthia Ramirez Linda Tantawi

LUNCHEON COMMITTEE Eric Brinker Julianne Bruno Michelle Campbell Gigi De Jesus-Frerichs Nalini Dukhram Amanda Esposito Tosin Fawibe Gene Fein Lisa Vernale Fusco Bill Garrison George Ann Garrison Ariel Granoff Margaret Grub Elizabeth Hamel Deenie Hartzog Bonnie Hirschhorn Nerissa Hochenberg Norma Kurman Theresa Lana Judy Lefkovits Blythe Masters Justin Model Margaret Moosbrugger Luci Musolino Leslie Riddle Akil Rucker Sandy Sanchez Nicole Savage Randy Shapiro Amy Swirsky Anna Taormina Jill Vanzino Barbara Vernale Jaclyn Weissman Karen West Talia Ziskroit

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LEADERSHIP BOARD OF DIRECTORS Laila Worrell, Chair Ayala Deutsch, Secretary/Treasurer, Luncheon Co-Chair Martha Beard Grant Bokerman Ivy Gamble Cobb, Grants & Public Policy Chair Maurice DuBois Renee Garbus Joe Gold, Audit Committee Sandra L. Kozlowski, Young Professionals Committee Chair Amy Tsui Luke, Governance Committee Chair Ahalya Nava Katherine Park Nikki Tippins, Luncheon Co-Chair Kathy Wilson

STAFF Linda McNeil Tantawi, Chief Executive Officer Vern T. Calhoun, Director of Communications Michael Cordelli, Database Manager Zenia Dacio-Mesina, Grants Program Manager Laura DeMartis, Special Events & Volunteer Coordinator Shawn Garrett, Finance & Administration Coordinator Jessica Liss, Special Events Intern Michelle Marquez, Esq., Director of Development Barbara Marte, Executive Assistant & Office Manager Anita McFarlane, MPH, Director of Grants & Public Policy Cynthia Ramirez, Associate Director of Special Events & Community Partnerships Jacqueline Schomburgh-Sam, Director of Finance & Operations Kerry Toumey, Development Intern

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KRISTINE JOHNSON Co-Anchor, CBS News at 5 and 11 Master of Ceremonies Kristine Johnson joined WCBS-TV in 2006 and anchors CBS 2 News at 5 and 11 weekdays along with Maurice DuBois. Johnson has won several Emmy Awards for her role in covering breaking news events in the tri-state area. During her time at CBS 2 she has covered political elections, Pope Benedict's visit to NYC and several other major breaking news events. She has also broadcast live during major snowstorms and flooding zones around the tri-state area. Before joining WCBS-TV, Johnson worked at NBC News, where she served as anchor for NBC News' Early TODAY alternating anchor for Weekend TODAY and daytime anchor for MSNBC. While at NBC, Johnson interviewed major newsmakers and covered breaking news events such as the killing of Abu Musab Al Zarqawi and the London Terror Bombings. Previously, Johnson served as weeknight news anchor and field reporter for WPRI/WNAC-TV in Providence, RI, where she was responsible for field anchoring from live breaking news events in the Providence market. Johnson is the recipient of two Emmy nominations for her part in producing the series "Brendan's Story" and "Newsmakers." Johnson is a graduate of the University of Nebraska and resides in New Jersey with her husband and two children.

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LINDA MCNEIL TANTAWI Komen Greater NYC Chief Executive Officer

Linda McNeil Tantawi joined Komen Greater NYC as CEO in January 2013. For the four years prior to joining the Affiliate, Tantawi had served as Executive Director of the CJ Foundation for SIDS, a national nonprofit organization devoted to eliminating the tragedy of sudden unexpected infant and early childhood deaths — supporting grieving families, advancing medical research, furthering parent and professional education, and advocating for the health and survival of all children. For the 15 years before, Tantawi led development and communications efforts at Volunteers of America of Greater New York with tenures as Vice President and Chief Development and Communications Officer, as well as Interim President and CEO. Volunteers of America is one the largest providers of human services in the greater New York City region. Services included many devoted to the health and safety of women including shelters for victims of domestic violence and for homeless families, the vast majority of whom were headed by single women Earlier, she served as Director of Development for the Black Leadership Commission on AIDS in New York and as Senior Account Executive with J.C. Geever, Inc., a consulting firm that advises nonprofits on fundraising strategies. Tantawi attended the University of Massachusetts, where she received her Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude in Communications with a minor degree in Psychology. She also received a diploma in Social Psychology from the University of Kent, UK.

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LAILA WORRELL Komen Greater NYC Board of Directors Chair Presenter

Laila Worrell is the head of Accenture’s New York and New Jersey offices, where she leads approximately 4,000 professionals and is responsible for managing the local business and key external relationships. In addition, Worrell leads Accenture’s work in the private equity industry and several key client relationships. She serves on the company’s North America Leadership Team and the CEO Advisory Council, a group of senior executives who provide counsel and advice to the Chief Executive Officer of Accenture. Worrell has served in leadership roles in Accenture’s mergers and acquisitions practice, where she helped both strategic and financial buyers execute complex merger integration and divestiture programs. She also spent many years in Accenture’s change management practice, helping companies implement leadership and organizational strategies to drive high performance. Worrell serves as Chair of the Board of Directors for the Greater New York City Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and she has a long history of involvement in the philanthropic sector. In 2007, she was elected a David Rockefeller Fellow by the Partnership for New York City. She has subsequently served on the technology sector group for the New York City Partnership Fund, helping to evaluate investments that promote economic growth in the area. She has been active with the Educational Advancement Foundation at the University of Texas, and is a former officer of the Harvard Business School Women’s Association. A graduate of the University of Texas, Worrell holds a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard University. She lives in Manhattan with her husband and three children.

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1010 WINS Corporate Award

1010 WINS has been a Komen Greater NYC supporter since the inception of the Komen Greater NYC Race for the Cure®. A 21-year Race Media Sponsor, the station has been an exceptional partner. Over the years, 1010 WINS has not only promoted the Race on-air and on its website, but also worked to identify and recruit other companies to become Race benefactors. The station was one of the original members of the Virtual City in Pink, turning its website to a rosy color to coincide with the annual City in Pink celebration — during which local edifices turn pink to honor breast cancer survivors, remember those who have been lost to the disease and mark Race Week. Virtual City in Pink has grown since its inception with 14 websites participating in 2012. As part of the partnership, 1010 WINS has assisted in creating invaluable breast health awareness messages and used its airwaves to disseminate this information, helping to save lives. It has also worked with Komen Greater NYC to secure incentive prizes and unique entertainment experiences as auction items for Affiliate events. Komen Greater NYC looks forward to working with 1010 WINS until, together, we achieve our shared vision of a world without breast cancer.

BEN MEVORACH Director of News & Programming Ben Mevorach is the Director of News & Programming of 1010 WINS, the nation’s leading all-news station. During his career he covered four presidential races, the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger, the crash of TWA Flight 800, September 11th terror attacks, and the war in Iraq. His work has resulted in more than 30 awards, including three of the broadcast industry's highest honor — the National Edward R. Murrow Award. In 2008, Mr. Mevorach was selected as an Ellis Island Medal of Honor recipient. Past recipients include six Presidents, Nobel Prize winners, professional athletes, and nationally recognized leaders of industry.

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ERIC BRINKER Komen Ambassador Presenter

Eric Brinker is the son of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® founder and CEO, Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker, and the nephew of Susan G. Komen for whom Susan G. Komen for the Cure is named. Before she died, Susan G. Komen made Nancy promise that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer, and Eric grew up watching (and helping) his mother fulfill that promise through Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the largest breast cancer advocacy organization in the world. He is often called Komen's first volunteer. Today, Brinker is president and owner of Metro Leasing Company in Peoria, Ill., a volunteer with the Peoria Memorial Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and was an original member of the JetBlue Airways marketing team, instrumental in establishing the airline's customer service and brand marketing positioning.

THERESA LANA Presenter Theresa Lana, born and raised in New York, is an eight-year Stage III breast cancer survivor. In 2005, she underwent intense treatment at Memorial Sloan-Kettering. She attributes her survival to her team of friends, family and Doctors..specifically her surgeon Dr Patrick Borgen. She formed The T-Birds in 2005, a team of over 100, whose members collectively have raised close to $500,000 for the Komen Greater NYC Affiliate. Team T-Bird has been a leading community fundraiser, and Lana has been one of the top 10 individual fundraisers for the past five years. Lana continues to give back by volunteering, mentoring newly diagnosed patients and designing breast cancer apparel. Her mission statement speaks volumes, "If I can change the fate of one woman, whether physically or emotionally, empower her and make her feel she is not alone ~ my diagnosis wouldn't be in vain."

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PATRICK I. BORGEN, MD Compassionate Care Award

Dr. Patrick I. Borgen is Chair of the Department of Surgery at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. He also heads the Maimonides Breast Cancer Center at the Maimonides Cancer Center — the only dedicated cancer center in Brooklyn. Dr. Borgen was recruited from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, where he served as Chief of Breast Services, Head of the Breast Cancer Research Laboratory, and Director of the Breast Cancer Disease Management Team. Dr. Borgen earned a BS Magna Cum Laude in Biomedical Engineering at Tulane Univeristy and his MD at Louisiana State University. His post-doctoral work included an internship and residency at Ochsner Medical Institutions in New Orleans, LA (where he was chief resident), and a clinical research fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering. In addition, he received management training in the Program for Chiefs of Clinical Services at the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Borgen has received numerous research grants from the National Institutes of Health, the American Cancer Society, the US Army and the National Cancer Institute. Widely published in peer-reviewed publications, Dr. Borgen is on the Editorial Board of Annals of Surgical Oncology, and on the Peer Review Board of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). He is Guest Editor for Surgery, Annals of Surgery, The Journal of the American College of Surgeons, Breast Diseases, Breast Diseases Quarterly, The Breast Journal, The Lancet, Archives of Surgery and Journal of Clinical Oncology. He is editor of three major textbooks on breast disease and has contributed chapters to 15 other volumes. To date, he has published over 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals, 139 abstracts and 15 editorials. Dr. Borgen has been Chairman of the American College of Surgeons Breast Cancer Trials Group, as well as a member of the Executive Board of Directors of the American Society for the Study of Breast Disease. He is currently on the Executive Boards of the Breast Cancer Alliance, Inc. and Tulane University and a member of the American Joint Committee on Cancer, Breast Task Force.

He has been listed in Best Doctors In America, Castle Connolly Guide (2002-2012) and “Best Doctors in New York,” New York Magazine (2003-2012). Dr. Borgen has also been listed in Who’s Who in American Medicine (1997-2002). The award will be presented by Eric Brinker and Theresa Lana.

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AYALA DEUTSCH Luncheon Co-Chair

Ayala Deutsch is Senior Vice President & Chief Intellectual Property Counsel at the NBA, where she oversees the acquisition, protection and enforcement throughout the world of intellectual property rights belonging to the National Basketball Association, the Women’s National Basketball Association, the National Basketball Association Development League and USA Basketball. Deutsch received her J.D. from New York University School of Law in 1989. She currently serves on the Women in the Profession Committee of the New York City Bar Association and is an adjunct professor of sports law at Cardozo School of Law. Deutsch is Secretary & Treasurer of the Komen Greater NYC Board of Directors.

CHERYL HOROWITZ-LEVY Luncheon Co-Chair

Cheryl Horowitz-Levy is a Managing Director with Ipreo, a global leader in providing market intelligence, data and technology solutions to the global capital markets, where she oversees the Variable Rate Business unit. She has been with Ipreo and its various predecessors in a variety of different roles for almost 20 years. Horowitz-Levy received an MBA from New York University and a BSBA from Washington University in St. Louis. Horowitz-Levy served on the Board of Directors of Komen Greater NYC for four years beginning in 2002. She held various roles on the Race for the Cure committee including Race Treasurer and three years as Race Chair from 2003 to 2005. She has been a very active Komen Greater NYC volunteer for many years.

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CINDY PINTER Luncheon Co-Chair

A well-recognized development professional, Cindy Pinter has dedicated herself, both professionally and personally, to numerous nonprofit and philanthropic initiatives. Pinter was Director of Development for the Cooke Center for Learning and Development, a leading non-sectarian special education service provider for students ages five through 21. Personally, Pinter is also active in numerous charitable efforts, including the Greater New York City Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® as well as her synagogue, where she has co-chaired several committees. Pinter became involved in Komen for the Cure in memory and honor of her mother, Barbara Rose Feldman, who passed away from breast cancer in 1961. A team, named after her mother, participates annually in the Susan G. Komen Greater NYC Race for the Cure®. Pinter lives in New York City with her husband, David, and has two adult children, Jason, a writer, and Allison, a human resources professional.

NIKKI TIPPINS Luncheon Co-Chair

Nikki Tippins is Managing Director, Head of Americas Equity Derivatives Distribution, for Morgan Stanley. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley in 2009, she was Managing Director at JPMorgan, where she spent 14 years, in both New York and London. Before entering the banking industry, Tippins qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte & Touche in London. She holds a BA/MA in Mathematics from Cambridge University, England, and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales. Tippins is a member of the Komen Greater NYC Board of Directors.

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YWCA WHITE PLAINS & CENTRAL WESTCHESTER ENCORE PLUS PROGRAM Grantee of the Year Award Accepted by LORI STANLICK Westchester County, often thought of as home to wealthy New Yorkers, has a much more ethnically and socioeconomically diverse population. Too many of these residents lack access to the breast health care they deserve. The Encore Plus Program of the YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester is saving lives by bringing outreach education and breast cancer screenings to women who are rarely or never seen by a healthcare professional. These hardto-find individuals include uninsured African-Americans, Latinas and new and undocumented immigrants. The program focuses on southern Westchester but serves the whole county. “We know that undocumented women, women of color, vulnerable women, who have never or rarely have been seen by healthcare providers, are in every part of Westchester County, explained Lori Stanlick, Associate Executive Director of the YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester. “It’s our mission and passion to find them and link them to care.” Program staff visit over 100 sites in the county — churches, community centers, day treatment programs, ESL classes, food pantries, municipal and senior housing providers, and senior centers — delivering bilingual breast health education and distributing Komen-approved materials tailored to AfricanAmericans, Latinas and seniors. Attendees learn about the importance of knowing one’s breast health history and why mammography is so vital. They are walked through the process, which culminates in the scheduling of a screening appointment. Encore Plus has 350 free annual screening slots with the Cancer Services Program (CSP) of Hudson Valley, a state-funded breast and cervical cancer screening program. Once the appointment is made, the patient is contacted and reminded of the date/time of her screening a week in advance. This call also serves as an opportunity to assess the barriers that are preventing the woman from receiving care. These calls have been extremely effective. Not one woman has missed her appointment. The CSP directly contacts the patient about her screening results but also informs Encore Plus, allowing staff to follow up. Women with positive diagnoses receive patient navigation services through the CSP. The Komen Greater NYC grant has helped YWCA to hone the program by hiring a full complement of bilingual staff, as well as do research that allows it to find and serve the people who are in most need.

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CHANTAL BACON Presenter

Chantal Bacon started in fashion in London in the early 1970s. Her first job in New York was working with Betsey Johnson childrenswear, where they fast became friends. She joined forces with Betsey in 1978 and started the iconic Betsey Johnson brand. They worked together building the brand to 60 retail stores and 12 licensing categories until they sold it to a private equity firm in 2007. The company always used the retail stores as a platform to bring awareness and support breast cancer research. Bacon stayed on as CEO of the company until May 2010 when she decided to move on and enjoy her private life spending half the year in Costa Rica. Bacon is a 7-year breast cancer survivor having had a mammogram and catching the cancer at very early stages. After undergoing a lumpectomy she is cancer free today.

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BETSEY JOHNSON

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Survivor Award

Known for her celebration of the exuberant, the embellished and the over the top, Betsey Johnson has been rocking the fashion industry with her unique and original designs since the 1960s. Her commitment to remain true to her one-of-akind vision has afforded Johnson continued success in an industry known for its fickleness. Her ability to change with the times while keeping her designs pure has not gone unnoticed. Betsey Johnson was born in Connecticut and spent her childhood in dance classes. Her aspirations to be a dancer and love for costumes laid the foundation for her creativity and inspiration, which is still evident in her designs today. In 1964, Johnson entered the New York fashion scene by winning Mademoiselle magazine’s "Guest Editor Contest.” One year later, she landed the top designer position for Paraphernalia, a clothing boutique that, at the time, housed the hottest young London designers. What would soon become known as Johnson’s trademark look began its formulations here — sexy silhouettes, hippie inspired flowing fabrics, whimsical detailing and most importantly, a fabulous fit. In 2002, Johnson was diagnosed with breast cancer, underwent a lumpectomy and radiation. Since then, she has designed t-shirts and accessories to support breast cancer research and has been vocal about her own experience with the disease, raising awareness among women. Betsey Johnson, both the woman and the label, is constantly moving forward and continues to keep a strong foothold in the fashion industry with no signs of letting up anytime soon. Her love of detail and design is evident in everything she does in life and in business. Her enthusiasm, creativity and boundless talent that have kept her at the forefront of fashion for the past 45 years will keep Johnson going for years to come. As one journalist recently quoted, "If Betsey Johnson didn’t exist, we would have to invent her, simply to remind ourselves that fashion can be fun. She's the original wild child and set to paint the town pink!”

The award will be presented by Chantal Bacon.

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