On Saturday, October 1, 2011 the No Surrender Breast Cancer Foundation is kicking off “breast cancer awareness month” with a look back at famous survivors over the centuries while celebrating women living with breast cancer today. To help set the theme, they will host their second annual “There & Back: A Celebration of Survival” at Christ’s Church in Oyster Bay. This historic church was where Teddy Roosevelt worshiped with his family. His eldest daughter, Alice, was a fashion icon, writer, designer, trendsetter and known for her indomitable spirit. She was also a breast cancer survivor. Alice Roosevelt Longworth embodies the No Surrender spirit and the party is a tribute to this incredible woman.
The event will feature the Warrior Angel Survivor Models, stunning women who are all breast cancer survivors. They will be modeling vintage fashions that reflect the clothing worn by famous survivors over the years such as Ingrid Bergman, Greta Garbo, Bette Davis, Hattie McDaniel, Betty Ford, Myrna Loy, Shirley Horn, Jennifer Jones, Rosalind Russell, Julia Child, and Nabby Adams, John Adam’s daughter who underwent a mastectomy without anesthesia 200 years ago, on October 8, 1811.
Starting from Nabby Adam’s experience, there will be a retrospective of the tremendous strides made in breast cancer surgery. What was once a disfiguring ordeal, has now become a work of art in the hands of this year’s recipient of the Alice Roosevelt Longworth Award and the gala’s Medical Honoree, Dr. Ron Israeli. Dr. Israeli has changed the lives of thousands of women through his incredible surgical talent. His empathy and unparalleled support of his patients makes the difficult journey through breast cancer a hopeful and positive experience. This is what the NSBCF strives to impart to its members and visitors. Many of Dr. Israeli’s patients are the models who make up the Warrior Angel Survivor Models.
The Foundation is privileged to announce that Miss Elizabeth Roosevelt is the Co-Honoree. A lifelong Oyster Bay resident, art historian, avid sailor and wonderful photographer, she will represent the Roosevelt family, and present the Alice Roosevelt Longworth Award to Dr. Israeli.
The party begins at 7 PM at Christ’s Church, 55 East Main Street, Oyster Bay and tickets are $100 each and $75 for those under the age of 29.
The No Surrender Breast Cancer Foundation is a 501 (C) (3) not for profit organization that helps women through their breast cancer from diagnosis to life post treatment. Their Before Forty Initiative raises awareness of the risk faced by young, African American women of developing Triple Negative Breast Cancer and is working ensure they get early baseline screening, before the age of forty, to find this aggressive type of cancer before it has a chance to spread. Their informative, comprehensive website is nosurrenderbreastcancerhelp.org.
Sponsorships and Journal participation is available. For more information about this event. For more information, contact us at nosurrenderevents @gmail.com. NSBCF, PO Box 84, Locust Valley, NY 11560