NY Metro Area Teens, Daughters of Breast Cancer Survivors, Raise Funds and Awareness to End the Disease

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Teens for the Cure® to Host the Third Annual Tickled Pink! ― a Fashion Show & Shopping Event ― That Has Raised More Than $200,000 in Two Years

Teens for the Cure® will host the third annual Tickled Pink!, an evening of fashion and shopping to raise funds to fight breast cancer, on Friday, April 20, 2007 at The Peter White Studio, 701 West 26th Street, 14th Floor from 7 pm - 10 pm. Fashions are presented and sponsored by Diane von Furstenberg. The $200,000 raised from first two Tickled Pink! events was donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Greater NYC Affiliate.

The event was created by breast cancer survivor Iris Dankner and her daughter, Nicole. Teens for the Cure is made up of metropolitan New York area high school students, who like too many of their peers, have had their lives touched by breast cancer. A diagnosis affects entire families and is especially difficult for children who are facing a mother's illness, often making them feel isolated.

Teens for the Cure offers these young women a supportive place where they are free to talk, laugh, cry and express their feelings with their peers. It also educates and empowers them, allowing them to pool their talents and make a difference by fighting the disease.

Tickled Pink! is sponsored by CBS 2, All Dressed UP, MTV Store, Seventeen Magazine. Diane von Furstenberg and Z100.

In addition to presenting a check to Komen Greater NYC, Teens for the Cure will be giving two awards. The first award honors Doris Modell Tipograph, a 50-year breast cancer survivor. The other, the Tickled Pink! Compassion Award, is being presented to Dr. Patrick I. Bogen, Director of Breast Surgery, Maimonides Medical Center and in memory of his colleague, Dr. Jeanne Petrek MD, researcher and surgeon, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Co-hosts for the evening will be Tamsen Fadal, CBS2, and Danielle Monaro and Carolina Bermudez from Z100's Elvis Duran & Z Morning Zoo.

The Greater New York City Affiliate, Susan G. Komen for the Cure was founded in 1990 and has raised over $34 million. The organization is unique, disbursing up to 75 percent of it net income to local programs in the five boroughs of New York City, on Long Island and in Westchester and Rockland Counties. In 2007, Komen Greater NYC will award more than $3 in grants to organizations that serve underserved and uninsured women. A minimum of 25 percent of funds goes to national medical research.

For more information, visit the Komen Greater NYC Website, http://www.komennyc.org.


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