This spring, CSC hosted our 2nd Annual Spring Celebration in New York City. More than 300 supporters gathered to celebrate the many achievements of CSC and honor the partners and sponsors who make our work possible. The evening was hosted by Emmy-award winning comedienne Lily Tomlin who drew laughs from the crowd with a monologue portraying some of her most well-known characters, including Ernestine; the telephone operator and the precocious 6-year-old; Edith Ann. Joining host Lily Tomlin as presenters and performers were Broadway star, Kelli O'Hara; vocalist, Julie Delgado; Fox News contributor and breast surgeon, Dr. Cynara Coomer; and decorated war veteran, Colonel Jack Jacobs.
Two important awards were presented, honoring the legacies of our founders: Harold Benjamin (The Wellness Community) and Joanna Bull (Gilda’s Club Worldwide). These awards were presented to valued partners whose dedication to innovation and forward-thinking honor the example set by these extraordinary individuals. Genentech was presented with the Founders Award for Innovation for their unwavering commitment to the Cancer Support Community and, more specifically, their support of our Research and Training Institute. The award was accepted by Sandra Horning MD, the organization’s Senior Vice President and Global Head of Clinical Development, Hematology/Oncology and Product Development.
The Founders Award for Dedication was presented to the Breast Cancer M.A.P. Advisory Board for their support and guidance throughout the conception and development of the Cancer Survivor Registry: Breast Cancer M.A.P (Minds Affects Physical) Project. The M.A.P. Project is a first-of-its-kind registry studying the social and emotional needs of breast cancer survivors. Accepting the award on behalf of the group was Lidia Schapira, MD, a medical oncologist specializing in the care of women with breast cancer at Massachusetts General Hospital.
We extend many thanks to all who were able to attend. Be sure to visit our facebook page
to view pictures from this memorable evening!