Monday, November 8, 2010

The Society's Third Spring Ball

The Third Annual Spring Ball of The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center was held this past May in New York, at the Pierre Hotel. This year’s co-chairmen were Tory Burch, Shelley Carr, Dee Dee Ricks, and Jamie Tisch, and David Yurman sponsored. Mary J Blige, the Grammy Award Winner, performed beautifully for the guests, who later loosened up with DJ Cassidy.

The ball honored Charles L. Sawyers, M.D., winner or the Laskar Award and chairman of MSKCC’s Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program, an organization working tirelessly to discover new cures for cancer. In fact, HOPP’s scientists have created two new drugs which are showing promising results- one for the treatment of prostate cancer, and one for melanoma.

The ball collected more than 1.4 million dollars, 260,000 of which will be supporting Dr. Sawyers and his research.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Jamie Tisch Attends 22nd Annual Preview Party

Recently, on October 21st, The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center hosted its 22nd Annual Preview Party for the International Fine Art and Antique Dealers Show. In attendance were over 1000 guests and leaders from the art, design and fashion worlds.

They had the opportunity to mingle and dine among the beautiful arts and antiques and to raise over $660,000 to benefit The Society’s patient care, research, and education initiatives of Sloan-Kettering.

Guests included a long list of prestigious and note-worthy participants including Calvin Klein, Tory Burch, Jamie Tisch, Tom and Heather Leeds, Shoshanna Gruss, Peter and Jamee Gregory and many others. Pictured here is Jamie Tisch at the memorable event.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Night of Fashion in Support of Breast Cancer Research

On Saturday night, September 26th 2010, Hollywood launched its 6th annual Pink Party as a fundraiser for women’s cancer research. The stars dressed all in pink to support women and families who have been impacted by breast cancer.

This is not the only event in which celebrities have openly shown their support. Many celebrities, such as Nicole Kidman, Minnie Driver and Barbara Windsor have publicly supported breast cancer research.

Recently, representatives from the Italian fashion line Gucci met with the Women’s Cancer Research Fund, co-founded by Kelly Chapman Meyer, Marion Laurie, Anne Douglas, Quinn Ezralow and Jamie Tisch, to discuss potential causes of breast cancer and to show their support.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Supporting the Fight Against Women’s Cancers

A recent weekend in Toronto was dedicated to the support of fighting cancers that afflict women with thousands of people walking the streets dressed in pink shirts, ultimately raising over $10million by the Shoppers Drug Mart Weekend to End Women's Cancer which will be given to The Campbell Family Institute at the Princess Margaret Hospital for cancer research. While there were some male participants, the majority of walkers were women clad in bright pink sunglasses and flowery hats. It was very emotional since everyone walking is affected – either personally or with someone they love. Raising awareness of women’s cancers is extremely important and today, there are many organizations trying to do just this. Indeed, the Women’s Cancer Research Fund –co-founded by Jamie Tisch – works hard to raise monies for research and prevention of women’s cancers and, as a result of all its efforts, has seriously made a difference in the lives of many women.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Preventive Breast Cancer Measures

Of course, no one knows 100% why some women are afflicted with breast cancer and others are not but there are some measures one to take to put yourself in the best possible situation for avoiding it. Always keep your weight at a healthy level as obesity and breast cancer have been linked. It has been shown that the production of estrogen in fatty tissue may be the cause of this link. Don’t drink too much alcohol as there could be a link between this and breast cancer. Keep yourself as physically active as possible with as much exercise, including weight bearing exercises which will also keep your bones strong. On these lines, reduce fat in your diet as much as possible, in fact to around 35 percent of your daily calories. There are some tremendous organizations out there helping with research and preventive measures for those suffering from breast cancer such as the Women’s Cancer Research Fund, co-founded by a slew of great women including Jamie Tisch.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Major Donors to the Women’s Cancer Research Fund

One of the major donors to the Women’s Cancer Research Fund, co-founded by Kelly Chapman Meyer, Marion Laurie, Anne Douglas, Quinn Ezralow and Jamie Tisch, is the Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure was started by Susan G. Komen’s sister, Nancy G. Brinker. Nancy promised her sister, after Susan’s fight with breast cancer, that she would do everything in her power to fight the cancer.

That promise turned into Susan G. Komen for the Cure. They are a global leader in the breast cancer movement, with almost $1.5 billion invested since the inception in 1982. They are the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists. Certainly, the co-founders of the Women’s Cancer Research Fund, including Jamie Tisch, are thrilled to have the support of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Jamie Tisch, Other WCRF Founders, with Brooke Shields

While this event was quite awhile ago, it's still interesting to see pictures of these dedicated, lovely women. This picture includes Marion Laurie, Jamie Tisch and Kelly Meyer, a few of the founders of the Women's Cancer Research Fund, posing with Brooke Sheilds. They were at Saks Fifth Avenue's Viva La Cure to kickoff the "Key to the Cure" weekend at The Sea Grill in New York City.