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Symposium and Awards Luncheon

October 25, 2018 | 9:30 am
New York Hilton Midtown
1335 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019


Renowned BCRF-funded investigators and devoted supporters join together for an important discussion on breakthroughs in breast cancer research.
New York, NY (October 25, 2018) – The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) held its annual Symposium and Awards Luncheon today at the New York Hilton Midtown. The annual event recognized more than 300 BCRF-funded scientists from around the world who are devoted to ending breast cancer through groundbreaking research. Hosted by ABC news anchor and breast cancer survivor Amy Robach and actor Andrew Shue, this year’s luncheon honored Mary Dillon, the CEO of Ulta Beauty, with the Sandra Taub Humanitarian Award, presented by Mellody Hobson. The Jill Rose Award for scientific excellence was presented to Dr. Hedvig Hricak, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, for her seminal contributions towards merging imaging technology with molecular medicine, presented by BCRF Scientific Director, Dr. Larry Norton, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
The day began with a symposium titled “The Scientific Revolution of Breast Cancer,” co-moderated by Dr. Larry Norton and BCRF Scientific Advisory Board Chair, Dr. Judy Garber of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The panelists included Dr. Hedvig Hricak, Dr. Ben Ho Park of Vanderbilt University, and Dr. Joseph Sparano of Albert Einstein College of Medicine. 
Underwriters of the event included Jody and John Arhnold, Mary and Terry Dillon, Amy P. Goldman Foundation, Roslyn and Leslie Goldstein, Kinga Lampert, Leonard & Judy Lauder Fund, Jeanne Sorensen Siegel and Herbert J. Siegel, ascena retail group inc., Lifetime, Tough Enough to Wear Pink, Ulta Beauty and Winston Flowers.


2018 Jill Rose Award
Hedvig Hricak, MD, PhD

2018 Sandra Taub Humanitarian Award
Mary Dillon
CEO, Ulta Beauty
Presented by Mellody Hobson

2018 Symposium & Awards Luncheon Co-Chairs

Roberta Amon
Anne Bass
Clarissa Alcock Bronfman
Amy Goldman Fowler
Roslyn Goldstein
Marjorie Reed Gordon
Betsy Green
Dee Ocleppo Hilfiger
Gail Hilson
Shelly Kivell
Elyse Lacher
Aerin Lauder
Marigay McKee
Amy E. Newburger, MD
Wendi Rose
Jeanne Sorensen Siegel
Arlene Taub
Simone Winston


Watch the Symposium footage below via Youtube:

William P. Lauder, Kinga Lampert, Myra Biblowit, Andrew Shue, Amy Robach, Mary Dillon & Melody Hobson at the 2018 BCRF Symposium and Awards Luncheon
Amy Robach, Andrew Shue, Mary Dillon and Mellody Hobson at the 2018 BCRF Symposium and Awards Luncheon
2018/2019 Grantees on stage at the 2018 BCRF Symposium and Awards Luncheon
Dr. Judy Garber, Dr. Larry Norton, Myra Biblowit, Kinga Lampert & William Lauder at the 2018 BCRF Symposium and Awards Luncheon
Dr. Larry Norton, Dr. Hedvig Hricak, Dr. Joseph Sparano, Dr. Ben Ho Park & Dr. Judy Garber at the 2018 BCRF Symposium and Awards Luncheon