The Breast Cancer Research Foundation Symposium and Awards Luncheon was held on October 25, 2018 at the New York Midtown Hilton. This awards luncheon marked the culmination of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, observed in October.
This important event acknowledged the efforts of over 300 scientists who have made important strides in the fight against breast cancer. Dr. Hedvig Hricak received the Jill Rose Award for outstanding research excellence. Hedvig Hricak is the current chair of the Department of Radiology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and much of Hricak’s research focuses on cancer detection and treatment. Mary Dillon, CEO of Ulta Beauty, received the Sandra Taub award for philanthropy for funding more than 440,000 hours of breast cancer research.
The event was hosted by Amy Robach (a breast cancer survivor and ABC news anchor) and actor Andrew Shue.