2012 EVENT NEWS RELEASE:
NEWSBABES BASH FOR BREAST CANCER—WITH BONUS NEWSMEN IN PINK—
STAGE FOURTH ANNUAL EVENT ON JUNE 19
Sixteen Female DC News Anchors Host Breast Cancer Awareness Bash at
The Howard Theatre to Benefit GW Mammovan
WASHINGTON, DC (5/23/12) – DC NewsBabes, the breast cancer charity founded in 2009 by Washington-area anchorwomen, announces the return of its annual Newsbabes Bash for Breast Cancer on Tuesday, June 19th, from 7:00-9:00pm at The Howard Theatre (620 T Street NW). Supporters, survivors, politicos and friends will come together for the evening to help raise awareness for breast cancer and to raise funds for this year’s beneficiary, The GW Mammovan, the mobile mammography service of the George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates. The GW Mammovan provides free mammograms to women in underserved areas throughout the region. Tickets for the event are $75 and will go on sale May 15 at www.dcnewsbabes.org.
This year’s guest of honor and special speaker is Andrea Mitchell, Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent for NBC News. The NewsBabes Bash for Breast Cancer host committee includes well-known newswomen from the Washington-region’s top media affiliates. Event hosts for the 2012 event are Angie Goff (WRC/NBC4), Anita Brikman (WUSA9/CBS), Pamela Brown (WJLA7/ABC), Rebecca Cooper (WJLA7/ABC), Laura Evans (WTTG/Fox5), Doreen Gentzler (WRC/NBC4), Jennifer Griffin (Fox News Channel), Lesli Foster (WUSA9/CBS), Hillary Howard (WTOP/103.5FM), Megan Hughes (Bloomberg), Brianna Keilar (CNN), Britt McHenry (WJLA7/ABC), Sue Palka (WTTG/Fox5), Andrea Roane (WUSA9/CBS), Cynné Simpson (WJLA7/ABC), Alison Starling (WJLA/ABC7), Shawn Yancy (WTTG/Fox5) and Eun Yang (WRC/NBC4).
Adding to the roster of bold-faced names this year will be the “Newsmen in Pink” including Peter Alexander (NBC Nightly News), Jim Angle (Fox News Channel), Bret Baier (Fox News Channel), Adam Caskey (WJLA-7/ABC), Peter Hamby (CNN), Leon Harris (WJLA-7/ABC), Dan Hellie (WRC-4/NBC), Ed Henry (Fox News Channel), Mike Hydeck (WUSA9/CBS), Bruce Johnson (WUSA9/CBS), Doug Kammerer (WRC-4/NBC), Dan Lothian (CNN), Bob Madigan (WTOP), Wisdom Martin (WTTG/FOX 5), Derek McGinty (WUSA9/CBS), Dave Owens (WUSA9/CBS), Luke Russert (MSNBC), Will Thomas (WTTG/FOX 5) and Juan Williams (Fox News Channel). The “Newsmen in Pink” will be outfitted in pink shirts and ties generously donated by Alton Lane, makers of premium bespoke clothing for men.
The affair will stage at The Howard Theatre, the historic entertainment venue that opened this spring after a 32-year hiatus and a $29 million renovation. In addition to specialty cocktails and a curated menu designed by The Howard Theatre’s consulting chef, Marcus Samuelsson, a desserts bar, generously donated by Georgetown Cupcakes, Dolci Gelati, and Sweet Signatures, will round out the evening’s fare. DJ Flounder of DC 101 will provide musical entertainment for the evening.
The 2012 Newsbabes Bash for Breast Cancer is sponsored by Bethesda Row, Alton Lane and Kiehl’s Since 1851.
For more information about the DC Newsbabes, contact Barbara Martin at 301.229.6770, Barbara@BrandLinkDC.com.
About the NewsBabes
The Newsbabes Bash for Breast Cancer is the annual Washington DC event that raises awareness and funds for breast cancer causes. It began in 2009 when a group of good friends in the TV news industry decided to create an event to benefit for one cause. The pink-themed cocktail party draws an amazing crowd of breast cancer survivors, advocates and political and media power players. For more information on the NewsBabes, please visit http://www.dcnewsbabes.org.
About the GW Mammovan
The Mammovan, the Mobile Mammography Program of the George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates, began in 1996 with a singular, ambitious goal: to make life-saving, early detection of breast cancer possible for all women throughout metropolitan Washington, regardless of their ability to pay.
This self-contained mobile unit travels to corporate and community sites, offering one-stop screening performed in a comfortable, convenient environment. The Mammovan is both handicapped- and wheelchair-accessible. The Mammovan is accredited by the American College of Radiology and is certified by the FDA to perform screening mammograms. The Mobile Mammography Program meets all the requirements of the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA). For more information about the Mammovan at the W Medical Faculty Associates, please visit http://www.gwdocs.com/mammovan.