Sir Elton John Confirmed to Perform at The Breast Cancer Research Foundation(R) (BCRF) Annual Hot Pink Party Fundraiser on April
Sir Elton John Confirmed to Perform at The Breast Cancer Research Foundation(R) (BCRF) Annual Hot Pink Party Fundraiser on April 17th in New York
Actress Kate Hudson to Present Humanitarian Award to ANN INC. President and CEO, Kay Krill; Co-Chairs Michael Kors, Donna Karan and Others Will Be Joined by Elizabeth Hurley, Emcee
NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 03/12/13 -- On Wednesday, April 17, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation will host its annual Hot Pink Party at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. This year's event, themed !Viva Fiesta!, will feature a performance by Multi-Grammy Award-winning artist Sir Elton John. The always sold-out affair will pay special tribute to Kay Krill, President and CEO of ANN INC., as she receives BCRF's Sandra Taub Humanitarian Award, presented by award-winning actress and ambassador of Ann Taylor's spring and summer 2013 campaigns, Kate Hudson. Joining the evening's festivities will be actress and supermodel Elizabeth Hurley, as well as co-chairs Donna Karan, Michael Kors, William Lauder, and Vera Wang, among others. The Foundation hopes to top last year's record-setting goal of more than $5 million in funds raised to support life-saving breast cancer research.
"The Breast Cancer Research Foundation is thrilled to have Kate Hudson join us as we recognize Kay Krill and ANN INC. for their passion for women's issues and commitment to our organization. As a result of their contributions and the money raised through The Hot Pink Party, BCRF is able to continue its mission to fund vital breast cancer research," said Myra Biblowit, President, BCRF. She added, "With the support of Sir Elton John and Elizabeth Hurley, who bring this special event to life, we hope that this year's Hot Pink Party will be our best yet."
During the course of the evening, dedicated and longtime BCRF donor, Judith Schlager, will be presented the Roz and Les Goldstein Unsung Hero Award. Ms. Schlager, a breast cancer survivor, will receive the 2013 award in recognition of her work of helping others cope with a breast cancer diagnosis. Schlager has also played a pivotal role in BCRF's goal to broaden its national reach and she will receive the honor from Sandra Krakoff, a fellow member of BCRF's Advisory Board.
In addition to Michael Kors, Donna Karan, William Lauder, and Vera Wang, event co-chairs include Marjorie Reed Gordon, Delphine and Reed Krakoff, Kinga Lampert, Laura and Gary Lauder, Leonard A. Lauder, Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder, Cynthia and Dan Lufkin, Jeanne and Herbert Siegel, Ingrid Sischy and Sandra Brant, Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch, and Aerin Lauder Zinterhofer. The lead underwriter for this year's Hot Pink Party is Mike's Hard Lemonade. To date, BCRF has raised over $425 million to advance the most promising breast cancer research worldwide that will help lead to prevention and a cure in our lifetime. Since its inaugural event in 2001, the Hot Pink Party has generated over $51 million.
About The Breast Cancer Research Foundation(R) The Breast Cancer Research Foundation(R), founded by Evelyn H. Lauder in 1993, is an independent not-for-profit organization committed to funding scientific research to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime. In October 2012, BCRF awarded $40 million to 197 scientists across the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Australia, and China. With 91 cents of every dollar spent by BCRF directed towards breast cancer research and awareness programs, BCRF remains one of the most fiscally responsible charities in the country. For the tenth time since 2002, it has earned 4 stars from Charity Navigator. Additionally, BCRF is the only breast cancer organization rated an "A+" by CharityWatch. For more information about BCRF, visit www.bcrfcure.org.
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