Susan G. Komen Greater NYC to honor exceptional and inspiring individuals and organizations at its annual Impact Awards May 22, 2019 Cipriani 42nd Street.
Susan G. Komen Greater NYC is proud to announce the 2019 Impact Award Honorees.
The John Mack Carter Founders Award
Julian Robertson, founder of Tiger Management Corporation, is being honored with the John Mack Carter Founders Award. The award recognizes Julian’s indelible impact on breast cancer care and research with his pioneering support of Komen's Big Data for Breast Cancer Project which is leveraging big data to advance metastatic breast cancer research and improve clinical care and for his visionary investment in the Josie Robertson Surgical Center at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Surviving with Impact Award
Valeria Campello, Founder of Cosa Bella is being honored with the Surviving with Impact Award. While the award recognizes Valeria Campello’s own experience as a survivor, it also acknowledges the commitment of the company she built, Cosa Bella, to providing products that make women feel good about themselves, including products for women who have had breast surgery.
Corporate Impact Award
Eli Lilly is being honored with the 2019 Corporate Impact Award in recognition of its commitment to developing first in class medications for women with breast cancer including difficult to treat cancers such as HER 2 Metastatic disease.
Community Impact & Innovation Award
Maimonides Breast Center at Maimonides Medical Center is being honored with Komen’s Community Impact & Innovation Award, recognizing Maimonides as the first Brooklyn Breast Center to receive accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). Maimonides earned the 2016 Outstanding Achievement Award by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons, one of a select group of 22 accredited cancer programs across the nation to receive this honor and one of only 2 in New York State for the year 2016.
CBS2 Anchor Alex Dennis returns to host the annual Susan G. Komen-Greater NYC Impact Awards at Cipriani 42nd Street.
About Susan G. Komen Greater NYC
Susan G. Komen Greater NYC is on a mission: No one should die from breast cancer. We fund science to find the cures and make grants to community-based programs providing critical breast cancer services for the medically underserved women in our communities.
Since 1999, Komen Greater New York City has awarded more than $36 million in grants to community programs serving local women and men, while contributing over $16.8 million in cutting-edge breast cancer research programs. Last year, 68,121 people received life-saving services including 11,496 mammograms; 2,810 clinical breast exams; 25,518 breast health education services; and 15,814 support services. Komen is the only organization to fund both research and health equity, and together, we ARE creating more survivors.
About John Mack Carter and Komen’s Founders Award
John Mack Carter was the guiding force behind the founding of Komen Greater NYC following the breast cancer-related death of Benita Feurey, a regular contributor to Good Housekeeping. Mr. Carter, the revered Editor-in-Chief of Good Housekeeping and other friends of Benita’s joined together to ensure something good resulted from Benita’s untimely death.
John Mack Carter’s widow, Sharlyn Reaves Carter, accepted the inaugural Komen NYC Founders’ Award at the 2015 Impact Awards in celebration of our 25th Anniversary. Other honorees have included, Shirley Mertz of the Metastatic Breast Cancer Network, Bea Welters, founder of the Bea Welters Patient Navigation Program at NYU Langone Medical Center, and Carlotta Jacobson, founder of Cancer and Careers.