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Award-winning Journalist, Tamron Hall, to Serve as Guest Speaker for the 22nd Annual Power of Pink Luncheon


Seth Cohen, MD, Medical Director of Oncology Clinical Research, Named Honoree

Tamron HallLong Branch, NJ, June 28, 2017 – The Women’s Council for the Leon Hess Cancer Center at Monmouth Medical Center will host the 22nd Annual Power of Pink Luncheon, an event that benefits the Leon Hess Cancer Center at Monmouth Medical Center, on Thursday, July 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Guggenheim Library at Monmouth University.

This year’s event will feature celebrity guest speaker Tamron Hall, award-winning journalist and community advocate. The Power of Pink Luncheon will recognize Seth Cohen, MD, Regional Medical Director of Oncology Clinical Research at Monmouth Medical Center and Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus, as this year’s honoree.

Award-winning journalist, Tamron Hall has been the host of Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall on Investigation Discovery since September 2013. The series, now in its fifth season, takes an in-depth look at crimes that shocked the nation. She also brought her signature reporting style to the Guns on Campus: Tamron Hall Investigates special that explored the importance of securing one’s personal safety on public property. In a powerful interview, Tamron brought together two survivors to lay out both sides’ positions behind this controversial debate among college campuses.

Tamron was a part of the NBC News team as a co-host of the third hour of NBC News’ TODAY and the anchor of MSNBC Live with Tamron Hall. She received the 2015 Edward R. Murrow Award for Reporting: Hard News in Network Television for her segment on domestic violence as part of TODAY’s “Shine a Light” series. She has also hosted several special reports for MSNBC and NBC News including “Education Nation: Teacher Town Hall,” which was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2011, and she served as a correspondent for the NBC News special “The Inauguration of Barack Obama,” which won an Emmy for Outstanding Live Coverage in October 2010.

Tamron is involved with several charitable organizations that strive to end homelessness and illiteracy, as well as others that fight domestic abuse. She has been recognized by Day One, a New York-based advocacy group for victims of domestic violence, for her work and support of their efforts. Most recently, Tamron launched The Tamron ♥ Renate Fund with Safe Horizon in honor of her sister to help victims and families affected by domestic violence.

Dr. Cohen is board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology and completed his fellowship training in hematology and oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, with a subspecialty in pain and palliative care. His areas of interest include breast cancer, colorectal cancer, lung cancer, lymphomas, genitourinary (prostate, bladder and kidney) and gynecological malignancies.

As the organization’s flagship event, the Power of Pink Luncheon brings community members together to raise funds and enhance the quality of care delivered to cancer patients at Monmouth Medical Center. Since The Women’s Council’s inception, nearly $3 million has been raised.

Proceeds from this year’s luncheon will benefit the Patient Infusion Unit at the Leon Hess Cancer Center. Staffed by chemotherapy-certified oncology registered nurses, the unit provides a comfortable setting for outpatient chemotherapy and other infusion procedures, as well as laboratory testing and blood and platelet transfusions, IV hydration, iron infusions, colony stimulating factors, central line maintenance and bone marrow biopsy.

To purchase a ticket or reserve a table for the Power of Pink Luncheon or for more information, visit

About Monmouth Medical Center
Located in Long Branch, N.J., Monmouth Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, along with The Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center, is one of New Jersey's largest academic medical centers. From its earliest days, Monmouth Medical Center has been a leader in surgical advancement and has introduced many technological firsts to the region, including robotic surgery and other minimally invasive techniques. Monmouth Medical Center is the only hospital in Monmouth and Ocean counties to consistently receive an “A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit organization of employer purchasers of health care and the nation’s leading experts on patient safety. It is one of eight New Jersey hospitals to receive a four-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the highest hospital rating in the state.

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