Living in Pink: Stories of Life and Courage Against Breast Cancer
The Ninth Annual Living in Pink luncheon and boutique was held Nov. 2 at the Fairmont Hotel on M Street. Emceed by ABC7-WJLA news anchor Greta Kreuz, the breast cancer research charity event began with a moving song by Lanell Lightfoot and blessing by Msgr. Peter Vaghi. The Living in Pink Award went to Marie Pennanen, M.D., who spoke on the history of medicine, invoking the words of St. Augustine, “hope, anger and courage.” Ward 2 Councilman Jack with his daughters Katherine and Christine presented the Noel Soderberg Evans Award to Paul Ruff, M.D., for his WrinkleErase fundraisers. Keynote speaker was Pamela Peeke, M.D. Founded in 2004 by two-time breast cancer survivor and mother of four, Michele Conley, Living in Pink was created to help find a cure for breast cancer so that the next generation of women will not have to endure the emotional and physical pain of breast cancer surgery and treatment.