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Susan G. Komen's 4th Annual Honoring The Promise Gala At The Kennedy Center

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Susan G. Komen's 4th Annual Honoring The Promise Gala At The Kennedy Center

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Nancy Brinker at Honoring the Promise 2012 (Photo Credit: Susan G. Komen for the Cure)

Nancy G. Brinker at Honoring the Promise 2012 (Photo Credit: Susan G. Komen for the Cure)


Susan G. Komen’s Honoring the Promise is returning to The Kennedy Center Saturday, September 20. The event, hosted by Bob Schieffer, moderator of CBS News’ “Face the Nation,” and Zoraida Sambolin, co-host of CNN’s “Early Start,” will bring together heroes of the breast cancer movement. The event celebrates and recognizes the community of survivors and supporters who share in the promise to end breast cancer forever. Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker made this promise to her sister, Susan G. Komen, and the nonprofit continues to honor this promise.
Since its founding in 1982, Susan G. Komen has invested over $2 billion in research, community health outreach, advocacy and programs in more than 50 countries. Through fundraising events like Race for the Cure, the charity continues to work toward Brinker’s promise to end breast cancer.
Entertainment at Honoring the Promise 2012 (Photo Credit: Susan G. Komen for the Cure)

Entertainment at Honoring the Promise 2012 (Photo Credit: Susan G. Komen for the Cure)


The event will include Founding Chair David M. Rubenstein, Gala Chairs The Honorable Spencer Abraham and Mrs. Jane Abraham,  Co-chairs The Honorable Ben Barnes and Melissa Maxfield, Vice Chairs Howard Bernick, Terry and John Castellani, and Linda and Acie Vickers, Young Professional Chairs Vikrum D. Aiyer, Jayne Balzano, Eric Brinker, Ashley and Matt Bronczek, Kiki Burger, Adimu Colon, Erica Crocker, Jason A. Denby, Chris Edwards, Albert Fonticiella, Matthew Hunter, Ellie LeBlond, Peter Long, Crystal Martin, John R. Richards, Jessica N. Shorter, Matt Swope, Veronica Tynes and Jason Van Buren, and Honorary Chairs The Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates and Mrs. Abeer Al Otaiba, Senator Kelly Ayotte, Representative Dave Camp, Senator Susan Collins, Representative John Dingell, Senator Heidi Heitkamp, Senator Barbara Mikulski and Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
Her Excellency Dr. Christine Kasaba, First Lady of the Republic of Zambia - Global Leadership Distinction Awardee Honoring the Promise 2012 (Photo Credit: Tony Powell)

Her Excellency Dr. Christine Kasaba, First Lady of the Republic of Zambia – Global Leadership Distinction Awardee Honoring the Promise 2012 (Photo Credit: Tony Powell)


Awardees include:

  • Victoria Reggie Kennedy and late Senator Edward M. Kennedy: Betty Ford Lifetime Achievement
  • The Caterpillar Foundation: Global Leadership
  • Olufunmilayo I. Olopade, MD, FACP: Scientific and Medial

Other attendees and performers: Susan Ford Bales, Dorothy Hamill, The Honorable Ray LaHood, Kool & The Gang and The Swon Brothers.
Proceeds from Honoring the Promise are used to fund research efforts and community health programs in the National Capital Area, including a major project in Wards 7 and 8 of Southeast DC. Even if you’re unable to attend, you can still make an online donation.
WHEN: Friday, September 20, 2013 at 8 p.m.
WHERE:
Kennedy Center
2700 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20566
TICKETS: Please click here to register or make a donation.

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