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!
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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
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.
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.
HONORARY CHAIRS Senator Kelly
AyotteSenator Susan CollinsRepresentative Debbie Dingell and former Representative John
DingellSenator Chuck GrassleySenator Heidi HeitkampRepresentative Debbie Wasserman SchultzFOUNDING
CHAIRDavid M. RubensteinGALA
CHAIRThe Honorable Ray LaHood and Kathy LaHoodIMMEDIATE PAST CHAIRMelissa MaxfieldVICE CHAIRSIan DavisAnne and John D.
RaffaelliLinda and Acie Vickers
CHAIRSGrace and Morton BenderWilma and Stuart BernsteinEric BrinkerLinda and Bill CustardJason A. DenbyKatherine
LaVelleHarriet Lipkin and Chris SautterEric MotleyMarion and
Robert RosenthalVicki and Roger SantLiz and Douglas Smith
YOUNG PROFESSIONALSVikrum D. AiyerKiki And Tim BurgerErica CrockerStephanie L. FontenotJudy and Matthew HoekstraJohn MooneyMary Angela MoutoussisRyan NewcombTashayla PersonAshton Theodore RandleStephanie SalvagnoKate ShorrJai ThompsonShyrea ThompsonRhett Wilson
A SPECIAL THANK YOU to our 2015 Honoring
the Promise supporters who are helping us continue our promise:
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"I'll do whatever it takes to keep fighting." - Kathleen