Celebrating Women Working & Living with Cancer
6th Annual Benefit Luncheon
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Metropolitan Club, New York City
More than $241,000 was raised for Gilda's Club NYC at their annual Women Working and Living with Cancer benefit luncheon held at the Metropolitan Club in Manhattan on May 15. Actress Emma Stone, graciously hosted this near sold out event, and shared her own personal story and connection to cancer - Emma's mother is a breast cancer survivor and attended the luncheon with her daughter. Emma is the official ambassador to Gilda's Club NYC and spends her spare time with the children who attend the clubhouse's support groups and Camp Sparkle.
Red Door honoree, Dr. Jacqualyn Fouse, is the CFO of global biopharmaceutical company, Celgene. Dr. Fouse received the award for her contribution to improving the quality of life of anyone who has been touched by cancer. Dr. Sharyn Lewin, of Columbia University Medical Center New-York Presbyterian Hospital, received the It's Always Something Award, for advocating for women living with cancer. Dr. Lewin is a national educator for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome (HBOC) as well as state of the art treatment for advanced ovarian cancer. She specializes in ovarian, endometrial, uterine, cervical, vulvar and vaginal cancers.
Mary Lou Quinlan, CEO of Just Ask a Woman, gave a humorous as well as moving speech on the topic of working and living with cancer.
"We are thrilled to have such support for Gilda's Club, and honored to have these prestigious women present", states Lily Safani, CEO of Gilda's Club NYC. "Emma is such a wonderful host, and brings an element of warmth and humor to our luncheon celebrating women working and living with cancer. We are grateful for her continued affiliation with us."
In attendance were top executives from Revlon, pharmaceutical powerhouses Celgene, Eisai, Kadmon, and Morphotek, as well as Alexandria Real Estate Equities, NY Presbyterian Hospital, Goldman Sachs, in addition to other esteemed guests.