Seth Cohen, MD, Medical Director of Oncology Clinical Research, Named Honoree
Long Branch, NJ, June 28, 2017 – The Women’s Council for the Leon Hess Cancer Center at Monmouth
Medical Center will host the
Power of Pink Luncheon, an event that benefits the Leon Hess Cancer Center at Monmouth Medical
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
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
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
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.
CONTACT: Carrie Cristello