Women At Risk Presents Symposium - Breast Cancer In The Media: How Much News Is Fit To Print?

March 26, 2001
   CONTACT: Maile Chaffin-Quiray      mac9047@nyp.org


Olympic Gold Medalist, Scott Hamiltonand

NBC Today Show News Anchor, Ann Curry

 Speak at the Eleventh WAR Luncheon


Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center’s Women at Risk (WAR) will present

its Eleventh Annual

Luncheon in the Grand Ballroom of The Waldorf-Astoria.  Scott Hamilton,

noted figure skater and

cancer survivor; four-time U.S. National and four-time World Champion,

Olympic Gold Medalist,

and founder of the Scott Hamilton C.A.R.E.S.  Initiative (Cancer Alliance

for Research, Education

and Survivorship) at the Cleveland Clinic, and Ann Curry of the NBC Today

Show will be guest speakers.

The luncheon is a fundraiser for WAR, a Columbia Presbyterian support program

for women who are at

high risk for the development of breast cancer and women with breast cancer.

WAR’s mission is to enhance

the lives of these women through it’s many activities. The organization

was founded in 1991 by a grassroots

partnership of physicians and patient/volunteers. WAR allocates the largest

portion of its funding to

research projects benefiting high-risk women and women who have been diagnosed

with breast

cancer. WAR is also affiliated with South Nassau Communities Hospital.


Monday, May 13, 2002

Reception:  11:30 a.m.

Luncheon:  12:00 noon


The Waldorf-Astoria

Grand Ballroom

Park Avenue at 50th Street


Chairperson: Bonnie Pressman, Senior Vice President, Women’s Accessories,

Polo Ralph Lauren

Host: Dr. Freya Schnabel, Medical Director, Women at Risk, and Chief,

Division of Breast Surgery,


Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center

Guest Speakers: Ann Curry, NBC Today Show, News Anchor and Correspondent


Scott Hamilton, Figure Skating Champion and Cancer Survivor




Cleveland Clinic, Columbia Presbyterian, Medical Director, WHO