National Breast Cancer Coalition

For Immediate Release:

NBCC holds 15th Annual New York Gala

Washington, D.C., November 10, 2010—The National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC) recognized four outstanding individuals for their efforts to help end breast cancer at the 15th Annual New York Gala, on Tuesday, November 9 at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York. This year’s honorees are Debra Lee, Chairman and CEO, BET Networks, and Fern Mallis, President, Fern Mallis LLC who each received NBCC’s Wo(men) Who Get It Right® Leadership Award. Timolin Jefferson from Georgia and Linda Cady from California received the 2010 Advocates Award.

"Our Women Who Get It Right® awards go to both Debra Lee and Fern Mallis for their tremendous contribution and on-going efforts to end breast cancer," said Fran Visco, President of the National Breast Cancer Coalition. "Our grassroots advocates, Linda Cady and Timolin Jefferson have dedicated themselves to educating and informing others about breast cancer. They are passionate and united with us to meet our goal – to end breast cancer by 2020. We are delighted to recognize them for their outstanding leadership and their extraordinary efforts."

Tony Award Winner LaChanze (Once On This Island, The Color Purple) was the evening’s musical performer. CNN’s Alina Cho presented the award to Fern Mallis; Nartasha McQueen presented to Debra Lee.

This year's New York Gala was co-chaired by Alan T. Ennis, President and CEO Revlon, Sumner M. Redstone, Chairman CBS Corporation and Viacom and Daniella Vitale.

About the National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC)
The National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC) is dedicated to ending breast cancer by 2020 through the power of grassroots action and advocacy. NBCC increases funding for breast cancer research; monitors how those funds are spent; expands access to quality health care for all; and ensures that trained advocates influence all decision making that impacts breast cancer. Join NBCC, learn more and take action – visit

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