Power of Pink

The Women's Council presents the Power of Pink Luncheon

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Recognizing The Women's Council Founding Members

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The Women’s Council was founded in 1995, when cancer survivor Bonnie Levin and concerned women in the Two River area identified the need to inform women about the importance of early detection of cancer and the progress being made in cancer research.

Since its inception, nearly 3 Million dollars has been raised for The Leon Hess Cancer Center at Monmouth Medical Center. The efforts of The Women’s Council are evident in the mission statement.

Celebrity Speaker Hoda Kotb

Hoda Kotb, celebrity speaker at 2015 Power of Pink Luncheon

Co-Host, Fourth Hour of “Today” and Correspondent, “Dateline NBC”

HODA KOTB is the co-host of the fourth hour of NBC’s “Today.” She began hosting the 10 a.m. hour when it debuted in September 2007, and she currently hosts alongside Kathie Lee Gifford.

Kotb has also been a “Dateline NBC” correspondent since April 1998, and she is a New York Times Bestselling author for her 2 books Hoda: How I Survived War Zones, Bad Hair, Cancer and Kathie Lee and Ten Years Later: Six People Who Faced Adversity and Transformed Their Lives.

Since Gifford and Kotb teamed up, the fourth hour of “Today” has been hailed as “appointment television” by Entertainment Weekly, and “TODAY’s happy hour” by USA Today. In 2010, the TODAY show received the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Morning Program.

Kotb is a seven-year breast cancer survivor and has been a part of several initiatives to raise awareness about the disease. Diagnosed in March 2007, she shared her story on “Today” in October 2007.

Kotb has received numerous awards including the 2008 Gracie Award for Individual Achievement, the 2008 Alfred I. duPont – Columbia University award and the prestigious Peabody in 2006 for her “Dateline NBC” report “The Education of Ms. Groves.” The four-time Emmy nominee also won the 2004 Headliner Award, the 2003 Gracie Award and the 2002 Edward R. Murrow Award.


View photos from our 2014 event here.

Thank you to all our supporters and guests for coming to the 2014 Power of Pink Luncheon.

The “Power of Pink” Luncheon is a Women’s Council annual event which brings together more than 450 men and women to raise funds which benefit the quality of care delivered to cancer patients at Monmouth Medical Center.

The “Power of Pink” Luncheon proceeds allow the Council to support numerous hospital initiatives, including the purchase of state-of-the-art equipment which aid in proper diagnosis and effective treatment of cancer patients.

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