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Today Show shout out

Hoda gives the Komen Honoring the Promise Gala at the Kennedy Center a shout out this morning!

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Honoring a sister’s promise

Glitz and glam walked the Hall of States at the Kennedy Center for the 2nd Annual Honoring the Promise Gala. The gala is the celebration of Ambassador Nancy Brinker’s promise she made more than 30 years ago to her dying sister Suzy. That is when the Susan G. Komen Foundation was born. Since then billions have been raised for breast cancer research and countless lives have been saved.

This year stars like Donald Faison, Jennifer Beals and Kerry Washington were presenters along with media personalities like Wolf Blitzer and breast cancer survivor NBC News’ Andrea Mitchell. Natasha Bedingfield blew the crowd away with acoustic renditions of Pocket Full of Sunshine and Unwritten.

One of my favorite parts of the night happened before the show during the opening reception. One of my heroes in this biz, Hoda Kotb of the Today Show was honored for inspiring so many women by sharing her own battle with the public. Another great moment.. when Susan Ford Bales with tears streaming down her face accepted an award on behalf of her mother, the late First Lady Betty Ford. (Photos by Tony Powell)

Scrubs’ Donald Faison

UK”s Sarah Brown, Jennifer Beals and Amb. Nancy Brinker

Eun Yang and husband Robert

Took a twitpic of course with @HodaKotb

Susanna Quinn, Rebecca Cooper, Jack Quinn and Gail Huff

Natasha Bedingfield rocked it (in pink shoes)

Eun, Christine and Abby Fenton at the after party

More from the evening as seen on NBC4

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Meeting Tory Burch

Gracious. It’s the best word to describe the fashion designing star. Tory Burch was in town to toast her new store at Tysons Galleria but also to draw awareness to the issue of sex trafficking. The reception benefited the Rebecca Project for Human Rights and 20% of the night’s sales were donated. Tory took time to address the the wall-to-wall crowd made up of White House staffers, media personalities and fashion writers. Talking from the heart she said the stories she heard through the Rebecca Project have made a big impact on her life. Catherine Reynolds with the Rebecca Project hosted the event along with Dr. Elena Allbritton and Norah O’Donnell.

Susanna Quinn and Michelle Jaconi

Caught up with Judy Kurtz, Kara Batt and Chloe Thompson

Rebecca Spicer, Marcie Ridgway Kinzel and Gail Huff

Most guests wore Tory

Access Washington: Faces & Places of 2010

Thanks to Janet Donovan for this amazing compilation of candids that sum up a year of celebrity, politicos and media heads making buzz in Washington this past year!


Society 2.0: Tracking DC's Top Social Status

There’s probably a lot of stuff out there you’d be surprised to find out about the so called movers ‘n’ shakers in this city. That’s why I’m tracking it online and bringing you the ‘best of’ every week in my new Washington Life online column Society 2.0!

It’s called the Social Status Report and today I pluck pix and bits from the twitter pages of Luke Russert, Leslie Sanchez at CNN, socialite Susanna Quinn and MTV International’s Blonde Charity Mafia’s Sophie Pyle.

Read It Now: Society 2.0

We also hear from Queen Rania about Twestival. The 2010 DC Twestival is this Thursday at Shadow Room and benefits CONCERN, a charity that helps poor children through education. Buy your tickets for Twestival today!

[Pictured: @LeslieSanchez snaps shot of Wolf at work. Below: DC Twestival 2009]

More Pictures: DC Twestival 2009

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