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Power of Pink
Created in 2007 to honor the outstanding efforts of a Tri-State individual or organization who has used their first or second-hand experience with breast cancer to give back to the community, The Power of Pink Award seeks to recognize the many valuable and often unnoticed people and services that are so instrumental in helping women as they begin their healing journey from this devastating disease.
|In 2012, the Cris Collinsworth ProScan Fund honored the Breast Cancer Alliance (BCA) of Greater Cincinnati with the sixth annual Power of Pink Award. The BCA spends countless hours educating advocates on breast cancer and encouraging congress members to support the Accelerating the End of Breast Cancer Act. |
The BCA is a non-profit volunteer organization which was founded in 1994 with a mission focusing on advocacy, education and communication. The BCA serves on the Board of Directors of the National Breast Cancer Coalition.
On a local level, the organization has worked with the University of Cincinnati and the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital on the Cincinnati Breast Cancer and Environmental Research Center. Through the Wall of Hope, a traveling exhibit promoting survivorship, the BCA displays photographs and personal messages of area survivors.
|The Fifth Annual Power of Pink Award was presented to Kent Wellington and the Karen Wellington Memorial Foundation (KWMF) in 2011. The KWMF was created shortly after Karen Wellington, an extraordinary mother, wife and friend, lost her battle with breast cancer. She was only 30-years-old when diagnosed. As a young mother of two, Karen did not let breast cancer become a barrier in LIVING her life to the fullest. Her family created the KWMF to encourage women battling breast cancer to appreciate the here and now and LIVE their lives like Karen. The KWMF provides opportunities for women to celebrate their lives with “the legs that can still walk, the lungs that can still breathe, the mind that can still create, and the heart that can still love,” as quoted form the organization’s website. |
For more information about the Karen Wellington Memorial Foundation, visit http://www.kwellingtonfoundation.org or find them on Facebook.
|In 2010, The Wellness Community center was honored as the Power of Pink award recipient at the 9th Annual Pink Ribbon Luncheon. The Wellness Community offers support and stress management to cancer patients and their loved ones. |
A friend of the Pink Ribbon wrote, "The Wellness Center is a place where support flows in an infinite circular motion, where those who receive support find themselves also providing support to others. It’s a place that is inundated with positive energy, where I learned to live and even dance with the diagnosis."
For more information on The Wellness Community, click here.
|The 2009 Power of Pink recipient is eight year breast cancer survivor Cathy Halloran. As founder of the nonprofit "Chicks and Chucks," Halloran has used her own bout with breast cancer to create an organization that provides financial and emotional support to women who have been diagnosed with the disease. For more information on "Chicks and Chucks," click here.|
|In 2008, the 2nd Annual Power of Pink Award was presented to Pink Ribbon Girls. Pink Ribbon Girls is a group of young breast cancer survivors, who are encouraged by their shared experiences, to educate and inspire others to grow and live beyond breast cancer. Tracie Metzger, President and Co-Founder of Pink Ribbon Girls, accepted the award on behalf of the organization. For more information on the Pink Ribbon Girls, click here.|
|In 2007, the inaugural Power of Pink Award was presented to Janet Chambers of I Have Wings. Founded by Chambers, a breast cancer survivor, I Have Wings Breast Cancer Foundation is actively involved in the TriState community, and offers assistance to individuals, families, or corporations when there is a breast cancer diagnosis. Through educating the community, easing stress and endorsing breast cancer research, I Have Wings is truly making a difference in the lives of women across the TriState. For more information on I Have Wings, click here.|
The Pink Ribbon Luncheon Committee is excited to announce the Honorary Chairs for the 11th Annual Pink Ribbon Luncheon: Mr. and Mrs. Tom Hiltz!
Mr. and Mrs. Hiltz are trustees of the Harold C. Schott Foundation and Joseph J. Schott Foundation. Mr. Hiltz is a member of our Cris Collinsworth ProScan Fund Board, trustee of The Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at the Georgetown School of Foreign Service, CincinnatiArt Museum, UC Neuroscience Center, UGive, and Lindner Center of Hope. Mrs. Hiltz is a trustee of the Cincinnati Zoo, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, CincinnatiMuseumCenter, and NationalUndergroundRailroadFreedomCenter. We are thrilled to recognize this couple who, together and individually, has made a profound impact on the Greater Cincinnati community at large.
|Mr. and Mrs. Tom Hiltz|
|Nadine Brunner and Meggan Sulfsted|
|Dr. and Mrs. Jim Kereiakes|
|Honorable Judge and Mrs. Nathaniel Jones|
|Mr. and Mrs Rob Portman|