• Honoring the Promise

    The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

    2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566 MAP

    Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    Honoring the Promise both celebrates and recognizes the community of survivors and supporters who share in the promise Nancy G. Brinker made to her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, to end breast cancer forever. Proceeds from Honoring the Promise are used to fund cutting-edge breast cancer research around the globe, as well as community health programs in the National Capital Region, which has among the highest breast cancer mortality rates in the nation. Let's celebrate progress in the fight against breast cancer!

    Tickets & Contributions

    $10,000 - Leader For The Cure

    The estimated value of these benefits is $890

    • Six (6) Preferred Orchestra seats
    • Six (6) tickets to post-performance Pink Party with reserved seating
    • Two (2) invitations to VIP reception
    • Name or logo listed in program
    • Listing in invitation, playbill and in press materials
    • Six (6) VIP tickets to the Susan G. Komen Washington, D.C. Race for the Cure®
    • Recognition in post-event Thank-you email
    • Listing in 2016 Contribution Packet

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    $5,000 - Benefactor For The Cure

    The estimated value of these benefits is $560

    • Four (4) Orchestra seats
    • Four (4) tickets to post-performance Pink Party
    • Name or Logo listed in program book
    • Listing in invitation and in playbill
    • Four (4) VIP tickets to the Susan G. Komen Washington, D.C. Race for the Cure®
    • Listing in 2016 Contribution Packet

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    $2,500 - Friend For The Cure

    The estimated value of these benefits is $200

    • Two (2) Orchestra seats
    • Two (2) tickets to post-performance Pink Party
    • Name or Logo listed in program book
    • Listing in invitation and in playbill

     

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    $500 - Advocate For The Cure

    The estimated value of these benefits is $100

    • One (1) Orchestra seat
    • One (1) ticket to post-performance Pink Party

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    $200 - Young Professional For The Cure

    Young professionals in their 20’s and 30’s – limited seating available
    The estimated value of these benefits is $50

    • One (1) first tier seat
    • One (1) ticket to post-performance Pink Party

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    Overview



    ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2015, the heroes of the breast cancer movement will come together for an evening of inspiration and celebration at the 6th annual Honoring the Promise gala.

    THIS SPECIAL NIGHT will feature world-class entertainment, including multiplatinum singer-songwriter Matt Goss, and will honor those individuals making meaningful contributions to Komen’s mission to put an end to breast cancer. During the evening program, key community leaders will honor Dr. Steven Rosenberg by presenting the Betty Ford Lifetime Achievement Award and our Founding Chair, David Rubenstein, will present the David M. Rubenstein Mission Advancement Award to Joan Lunden.

    THE EXCITEMENT WILL CONTINUE after the ceremony with a post-performance Pink Party and dancing.


    Entertainment & Awards

    Joan Lunden | Mission Advancement Award

    The David M. Rubenstein Mission Advancement Award recognizes individuals who have pushed forward Komen’s mission to end breast cancer through critical investments, scientific breakthroughs and community impact. A cancer survivor, Joan Lunden made a decision to take her battle public and has since shared her journey through cancer treatment with the world, becoming a prominent voice in the breast cancer community.

    Dr. Steven A. Rosenberg | Betty Ford Lifetime Achievement Award

    Established in 2010, the Betty Ford Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes individuals who have committed their lives to engaging the public in the fight against breast cancer, advocating for meaningful change and activating communities to support women and men facing the disease. As the Chief of Surgery at the National Cancer Institute, Dr. Rosenberg has worked as a pioneer in the development of immunotherapy and gene therapy, leading the way for advancements in advanced cancer treatments

    Matt Goss | Entertainment

    Matt Goss is a seven-time multiplatinum, internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter. In 2010, the iconic Caesars Palace in Las Vegas signed Matt to be one of their headliners. Komen and Goss have teamed together to create an inspiring music video for his song “Strong,” which features survivors, to honor those affected by cancer. Learn more about Matt Goss’ partnership with Komen.

    Deborah Norville | Mistress of Ceremonies

    Two-time Emmy© Award winner Deborah Norville is anchor of Inside Edition, the country’s top-rated and most-honored syndicated newsmagazine.  Norville is the former co-host of NBC’s “Today” and anchor of NBC’s “News at Sunrise.”


    Komen and Goss have created an inspiring music video for "Strong", which features survivors, to honor those affected by cancer. You can watch the video below and follow the conversation using #STRONG.


    Chairs



    HONORARY CHAIRS
    Senator Kelly Ayotte
    Senator Susan Collins
    Representative Debbie Dingell and former Representative John Dingell
    Senator Chuck Grassley
    Senator Heidi Heitkamp
    Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz

    FOUNDING CHAIR
    David M. Rubenstein

    GALA CHAIR
    The Honorable Ray LaHood and Kathy LaHood

    IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR
    Melissa Maxfield

    VICE CHAIRS
    Ian Davis
    Anne and John D. Raffaelli
    Linda and Acie Vickers

    EXECUTIVE CHAIRS
    Grace and Morton Bender
    Wilma and Stuart Bernstein
    Eric Brinker
    Linda and Bill Custard
    Jason A. Denby
    Katherine LaVelle
    Harriet Lipkin and Chris Sautter
    Eric Motley
    Marion and Robert Rosenthal
    Vicki and Roger Sant
    Liz and Douglas Smith

    YOUNG PROFESSIONALS
    Vikrum D. Aiyer
    Kiki And Tim Burger
    Erica Crocker
    Stephanie L. Fontenot
    Judy and Matthew Hoekstra
    John Mooney
    Mary Angela Moutoussis
    Ryan Newcomb
    Tashayla Person
    Ashton Theodore Randle
    Stephanie Salvagno
    Kate Shorr
    Jai Thompson
    Shyrea Thompson
    Rhett Wilson


    Supporters



    A SPECIAL THANK YOU to our 2015 Honoring the Promise supporters who are helping us continue our promise:

     
    Celebration Ambassadors for the Cure
    Linda and Acie Vickers
    Promise Ambassadors for the Cure
    The Hillside Foundation
    Occidental Petroleum Corporation
    Hope Ambassadors for the Cure
    Grace and Morton Bender
    Comcast NBCUniversal
    Linda and Bill Custard
    Hologic
    The Friends and Family of Rebecca Lipkin
    Marion and Robert Rosenthal
    Leaders for the Cure
    The Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates and Mrs. Abeer Al Otaiba
    American Petroleum Institute
    ExxonMobil
    Alan H. Fleischmann and Dafna Tapiero Fleischmann
    Katherine LaVelle
    Lokai
    Merkle, Inc.
    Pfizer Inc.
    Anne and John D. Raffaelli
    Vicki and Roger Sant
    Benefactors for the Cure
    Wilma and Stuart Bernstein
    The Breast and Ovarian Cancer Program at Johns Hopkins
    Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
    The Dana Foundation
    Governor John and Michelle Engler
    Robert H. Smith Family Foundation
    Myron “Mike” Shevell
    State Farm
    Friends for the Cure
    Kaye Ceille
    C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Event 360, Inc.
    Geico
    HBO
    Jacqueline B. Mars
    The O Team
    The University of Chicago
    Linda A. and T. Lee Wilkins
     

    Want to learn how to become a supporter? Contact honoringthepromise@komen.org


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