Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 27, 2015
The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance will give Congresswomen Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) its Visionary Empowerment award during a gala event on Thursday, May 14, 2015. The third Annual Teal Gala raises funds to support the Alliance and its programs for women with ovarian cancer.
This year’s Teal Gala takes place at the Essex House in New York City. The evening includes a cocktail reception, gourmet dinner, live auction of luxury goods and services, and an awards presentation. Tickets are available for purchase at http://www.ovariancancer.org/tealgala.
Visionary Empowerment Honoree Rosa DeLauro represents Connecticut’s Third District, which stretches from the Long Island Sound and New Haven to the Naugatuck Valley and Waterbury. She was elected to Congress in 1990 and serves in the Democratic leadership as co-chair of the Steering and Policy Committee.
Congresswoman DeLauro is a 29 year survivor of ovarian cancer. As the ranking member of the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee, she has been instrumental in securing appropriations for ovarian cancer research and education. In 2010, Congresswoman DeLauro led the effort to reauthorize Johanna’s Law: the Gynecologic Cancer Education and Awareness Act. Each year she co-sponsors a resolution declaring September National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.
Beyond her work on ovarian cancer, Congresswoman DeLauro is a champion for all women. She has led the fight in Congress to achieve full pay equity for women and to ensure that all employees have access to paid sick days.
The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance is a powerful voice for everyone touched by ovarian cancer. We connect survivors, women at risk, caregivers and health providers with the information and resources they need. We ensure that ovarian cancer is a priority for lawmakers and agencies in Washington, DC, and throughout the country. We help our community raise their voices on behalf of every life that has been affected by this disease.
For more information, or to schedule an interview, please contact Amanda Davis at adavis(at)ovariancancer(dot)org or (202) 517-6402.