Posts Tagged ‘survivor’

Scarf with a cause

We’re finally getting a little relief with the weather and before you know it … we’ll be breaking out the scarf.
Why not have one ready that helps beat breast cancer.

The Capital Breast Care Center launched a signature scarf at Ibhana Creations at Wisconsin Place in Chevy Chase. 50% of the sales go back to the center to support free mammograms for women in need. The scarf is $45.


The 5th Anniversary Gift of Life Breakfast is October 13th.
For more information visit It’s the group’s largest fundraising event that has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local survivors.

More as seen on WUSA9 Morning Show

“Honoring the Promise” with the Stars

Nancy Brinker addresses the crowd

“You are the future” Ambassador Nancy Brinker, founder of the Susan G. Komen Foundation told a crowd of young Washingtonians. We attended the Komen Young Professionals reception held at a pink-lit Peacock Cafe’ in Georgetown. The event help kick off the buzz for what promises to be one of the premiere events of the Fall: Komen’s “Honoring the Promise” Gala on October 28th at The Kennedy Center. Last year, the non-profit celebrated 30 years of trying to find a cure and saving lives along the way. Last year’s star-studded gala included presenters Laura Bush, Gabrielle Union, Cynthia Nixon, Tory Burch… performers like Olivia Newton John, Lynda Carter.. and the Australian pop star who’s dating one of the Jonas Brothers, Delta Goodrem. That passionate evening raised a phenomenal $2 million dollars.

MORE: Laura Bush, Tory Burch, Cynthia Nixon attend Komen Gala

This year the stage will shine bright again. DC favorite Rosario Dawson is already one of  the presenters confirmed. NBC’s Hoda Kotb, a breast cancer survivor will be the Master of Ceremonies. Jot this down, mark the calendar and get ready to break out that black tie or gorgeous gown for an evening of entertainment and special awards!

Watch Coverage of the Event Below on WUSA9


Friday, October 28th, 2011, 7:30 PM

Eisenhower Theater, The John F. Kennedy Center, Washington DC

More info: 202-636-8745

Kate Marie Grinold, Krista Johnson and Erica from Komen

WJLA’s Caroline Lyders and Alison Starling

With Young Professional Co-Chair Ashley Taylor


Tigerlily raises $100K for breast cancer

Tigerlily Foundation hosted their 3rd annual EmPower Ball at the Willard Hotel in Washington and the turnout was incredible. See more pictures here…

Watch more on Tigerlily’s EmPower Ball on WUSA9

Founder and survivor Maimah Karmo says the money will give financial assistance to local young survivors in treatment

“Fashion Delegate” Turns 1

It’s where fashion meets politics! Fashion Delegate.. the online site that showcases local designers and has the skinny on stylish politicos celebrates it’s 1 year anniversary in a penthouse overlooking Chinatown.

Political (Girl) Power reigns Newsbabes 2011

Washington newswomen (and Bob!) come together for one night to make an impact in the community.

Click for Newsbabes Bash Photo Gallery

DJ Flounder from DC101 kept the pink party going at the 3rd Annual Newsbabes Bash for Breast Cancer. Held at the Fairmont on M Street, the reception was hosted by more than a dozen DC newswomen.

MORE: Newsbabes Bash WUSA9 Gallery

WATCH: 2011 Newsbabes Bash

WTOP’s Bob Madigan was an honorary host this year- helping us spread the word that men- you too can get breast cancer.The bash helps kick-off DC’s Komen Race for the Cure June 4th.
Guest speakers included Ambassador Nancy Brinker, Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and DC First Lady Jonice Gray Tucker. Breast cancer survivors DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and FOX News Channel’s Jennifer Griffin wowed the crowd with their inspiring stories. Pictures by Neshan Naltchayan and Manny Fantis.

Party Photos by Metromix DC

  Great Moments

Lickin' Cancer

Survivors brought their pets and I brought my 2 legged baby to the 2nd Annual Critters for the Cure Fashion Show! It was an amazing night where cancer survivors showed their beauty and bravery as they took to the catwalk with their canine companions. The highlight of the evening was when several area doctors were honored by CFC founder Clancy Kress. Kress created Critters for the Cure after losing a dear friend to cancer.

WATCH NOW: Critters for the Cure on WUSA9 This Morning

Smashing Reception at the British Embassy

October is breast cancer awareness month and one of the biggest events happening is this Thursday: The Gift of Life Breakfast.

It’s the annual signature event of the Capital Breast Care Center. This amazing place is the only community based center that gives free breast  screenings and other services to women who cannot afford it– for free.  DC’s First Lady Michelle Fenty is the President of CBCC and so passionate about this issue. She supported us at our Newsbabes event in May and continues to push the fight in funding for this disease. Other rocks behind the cause… British Ambassador Sir Nigel Sheinwald and his lovely wife who opened their Washington home for a reception to kick-off excitement for the breakfast. At the party, Mayor Adrian Fenty read a proclamation declaring October as ‘Breast Cancer Awareness Month’ in DC. Speaking at the Gift of Life Breakfast this Thursday… some of Washington’s most prominent women including Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes-Norton and Councilwoman Mary Cheh. Tune in for coverage of the kick-off event on the WUSA9 Morning Show  Thursday morning.

GALLERY: Kick-Off Reception at the British Embassy

Photo Credit: Leslie E. Kossoff/LK Photos

Arthur &  Harriet Isack  with Liam & Renee Leduc-Clarke

Beth Beck, Toni Gordon & Dr. Regina Hampton


WUSA's Bruce Johnson at Ben's Chili Bowl

There’s an great excuse to pop by Ben’s Chili Bowl tomorrow– there’s the good food of course but also a chance to do something good for your heart. 

WUSA9 anchor and heart attack survivor Bruce Johnson will be at the U street restaurant from 630 to 830 PM signing copies of his book “Heart to Heart“. The book tells his story along with that of 11 diverse people who survived sudden heart attacks.  Oh, and don’t worry there’s no conflict here, Ben’s serves up a mean turkey half smoke with vege chili.

‘Heart to Heart’ Book Signing
Thurs, July 17 6:30-8:30PM
Ben’s Chili Bowl, 1213 U St. NW DC

Related: Bruce Johnson at Bus Boys & Poets

Saturday: Herndon Nails Supports Breast Cancer

With the Race for the Cure this weekend, the excitement of raising awareness of breast cancer is everywhere.

Related: Ho Ho Ho On My Toe!

Breast Cancer survivor Cindy Pearson shares a fundraiser at Herndon Nail Salon and Spa. All day Saturday June 5th between noon and 6pm the spa is donating 100-percent of their services (manicures, pedicures, waxing, massages) to the Inova Breast Care Institute in Falls Church. The salon is located at 754 Elden Street in downtown Herndon. For more information call 437-9111 or visit the salon at

Watch Angie’s report on the event below on WUSA9-TV. See full story here.

Oh Snap! Catwalk to end cancer

The 2nd Annual Couture for Cure showcases DKNY but is outshined by models- the SURVIVORS!

WATCH NOW: Coverage of the show on WUSA9 TV

Couture for a Cure was founded in 2009 by Bryan Namoff and his wife Nadine below, surrounding Joe Vide’s girlfriend Nicole. The show benefited Vide’s (former DC United player) fight against Hodgkin’s lymphoma and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Supporters Allison Priebe Brooks, Krista Johnson & Heather Halsey

Photo Credit: Vithaya Photography

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