New York, NY, November 28, 2012—The National Breast Cancer Coalition will host its 17th Annual Wo(men) Who Get It Right® New York Gala this evening at Gotham Hall in New York City. This year, NBCC is proud to honor Eileen R. Heisman, President & CEO of the National Philanthropic Trust, along with advocates N. Beth Emery of Texas and Julia B. Moore from Louisiana.
"I look forward to this evening dedicated to recognizing the commitment and vision of incredible individuals who understand the importance of our mission to end breast cancer," said NBCC President Fran Visco. "It is my honor to present the NBCC Leadership Award to Eileen R. Heisman, President & CEO, National Philanthropic Trust and the Advocacy awards to our amazing activists, N. Beth Emery and Julia B. Moore."
These awards honor individuals who have made a true difference in the world of breast cancer and embody the spirit of NBCC: passionate, relentless and mission-driven. NBCC is pleased to recognize them for their leadership and the extraordinary work they have done toward ending breast cancer by January 1, 2020.
"When I learned about National Breast Cancer Coalition’s Breast Cancer Deadline 2020®, I knew National Philanthropic Trust should be a part of it. I am proud we were an early partner in this ambitious project and I look forward to its further progress," said Heisman. "I am honored to receive NBCC's Leadership Award and deeply humbled to stand among the survivors and advocates who inspire their work."
"It is a privilege and an honor to accept this most prestigious award and represent breast cancer survivors at the 17th Annual New York Gala of the National Breast Cancer Coalition," said Julia B. Moore. "I thank NBCC for its vision to end breast cancer by 2020."
"Twenty years ago Dr. Dennis Slamon was dreaming about targeted therapy and a lot of smart folks said that was impossible," said Beth Emery. "Without NBCC’s efforts, Herceptin may never have been brought to market. The dream today is to end breast cancer by 2020. Together, we can do it."
The 17th Annual Wo(men) Who Get it Right® New York Gala is a benefit event for the National Breast Cancer Coalition. NBCC gives special thanks to the evening’s co-chairs, Stephanie Disegni, President & CEO, Longchamp USA, and Alan T. Ennis, President & CEO, Revlon, Inc.
About Eileen R. Heisman
Eileen R. Heisman, ACFRE, is the President and CEO of NPT. She is a nationally recognized expert on charitable and planned giving. Ms. Heisman has been interviewed about philanthropy and donor-advised funds on CNBC, PBS and CNN International, and by nearly every national newspaper and major trade publication, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Bloomberg, CBS MarketWatch, Financial Advisor, and Investment News. She was among the first fundraising professionals to earn the distinguished ACFRE certification. In 2011, she was named by NonProfit Times as one of their Power and Influence Top 50, an annual listing of the 50 most influential executives in the philanthropic sector.
About N. Beth Emery
Beth Emery was diagnosed with Stage 3 HER2-neu + breast cancer in June 2008. Since early 2009, she has been an advocate and active volunteer with the Alamo Breast Cancer Foundation and the National Breast Cancer Coalition. She currently serves on the ABCF Board and on its ad hoc strategic planning as well as on the development committee and the advocacy and outreach committee. Beth’s initial lobbying for ABCF included testimony before the Texas House Insurance Committee in support of legislation to bar insurance companies from denying coverage to patients participating in clinical trials. The legislation passed that year. She has participated in NBCC’s Lobby Day for the past four years and served as a Texas delegation Team Leader in 2011 and 2012. Beth is a graduate of NBCC’s 2009 Project LEAD® Institute and has served as patient advocate reviewer of applications for grants from the Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program.
About Julia B. Moore
Julia Bradford Moore was born in 1925. In 1995, Julia was diagnosed with breast cancer and had a mastectomy on her left breast. Ten years later, her breast cancer returned in her right breast and she had another mastectomy. Between diagnoses, she discovered she carried the cancer gene, inherited from her mother’s side of her family. In 1996 she became one of 10 founding members of the Sisters Supporting Sisters—Baton Rouge and in 2004 she founded a statewide organization, The Louisiana Coalition of African American Breast Cancer Survivors. Today the coalition has grown to 12 chapters.
The National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC) is dedicated to ending breast cancer by January 1, 2020 through the power of grassroots action and advocacy. NBCC increases federal funding for breast cancer research; monitors how research funds are spent; expands access to quality health care for all; and ensures that trained advocates influence all decision making that affects breast cancer. Join NBCC, learn more and take action. Visit BreastCancerDeadline2020.org.
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