• Honoring the Promise

    The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

    2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566 MAP

    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. 

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

    Entertainment & Awards

    ENTERTAINMENT

    Join us for an evening with multi-platinum singer/songwriter Matt Goss!

    Matt Goss

    Komen and Goss have also 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.

     

     

    Learn more about Matt Goss' partnership with Komen!


    AWARDS OF DISTINCTION


    David M. Rubenstein Mission Advancement Award
    Betty Ford Lifetime Achievement Award

    Chairs

    HONORARY CHAIRS
    Senator Kelly Ayotte
    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

    Supporters

    A SPECIAL THANK YOU to our 2014 Honoring the Promise supporters who helped us continue our promise:

    The Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates and Mrs. Abeer Otaiba
    AT&T Services, Inc.
    Avenue Solutions
    Bank of America
    Grace and Morton Bender
    Wilma and Stuart Bernstein
    Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)
    Dr. Philip and Faith Bobrow
    Katherine and David Bradley
    Breast Cancer Program at Johns Hopkins
    Nancy G. Brinker, Ellie Goodman, and Eric Brinker
    Ashley and Matt Bronczek
    Buffy and William Cafritz Family Foundation
    C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Capitol Counsel
    Capitol Resources LLC
    Jean and Steve Case
    Charles B. Ortner
    Chevrona
    Citi
    Comcast NBCUniversal
    Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
    Counsyl
    Covidien
    Linda and Bill Custard
    David Bohnett Foundation
    Jason Denby and Joe Figini
    Duberstein Group
    Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate
    Event 360
    ExxonMobil
    FedEx Express
    Alan H. Fleischmann and Dafna Tapiero Fleischmann
    The Friends and Family of Rebecca Lipkin
    GEICO
    General Electric
    Governor John and Michelle Engler
    HBO
    Holland & Knight, Congressman Jim Davis, Congressman Ron Klein, and Paul Bock
    Hologic
    Shelley and Allan Holt
    Alexine Clement Jackson
    Hollye and Jeff Jacobs
    John & Amy Griffin Foundation
    Katherine LaVelle
    LEVICK Strategic Communications
    Marlene and Fred Malek
    Melissa Maxfield
    Katrina McGhee
    Stephanie McMahon, WWE
    Merkle, Inc.
    The Honorable Mary V. Mochary
    National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA)
    National Cable & Telecommunications Association
    The Nickles Group, LLC
    The Normandy Group
    The O Team, LLC
    Occidental Petroleum Corporation
    Ovation
    Pfizer
    Polaris Consulting, LLC
    Allison and Christopher Putala
    Robert H. Smith Family Foundation
    Marion and Robert Rosenthal
    David M. Rubenstein
    Vicki and Roger Sant
    Lynn and Matt Sellers
    Myron “Mike” Shevell
    Slingshot, LLC
    State Farm®
    theGROUP
    Time Warner Cable
    Linda and Acie Vickers
    W2OGroup/Twist
    The Walt Disney Company
    Williams & Jensen, PLLC

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

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