HEROES OF THE YEAR LUNCHEON

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The Heroes of the Year Awards Luncheon convenes New Yorkers who are invested in their communities’ health and the future of scientific breakthroughs and cancer research. Each year the luncheon recognizes a philanthropist who have distinguished themselves with their ability to balance careers, social obligations, and philanthropic endeavors.

Since its inception, the luncheon has raised more than $5.2 million for patient services and research. Since 2020, funds raised at the luncheon benefit the American Cancer Society’s ResearcHERS program, which helps sustain women-led cancer research, launch new careers, and support a new generation of young women considering a future in science.

Event Founder:

DIANA FELDMAN

GIGI BENSON

LAURIE BODOR

CRICKET BURNS

LUCIA CORRAL

MARIE CROUCH

SANDY DIAMOND

DIANA FELDMAN

SUSAN GUTFREUND

URSULA HAUTLE STRIKER

LYNN JACOBSON

Ambassador BRENDA L. JOHNSON

BOBBIE LLOYD

BETSY ROWE

ARLENE WEIDBERG

For more information please contact

Mary Kay Wright at Marykay.Wright@cancer.org