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Andrea Rodgers is the Founder of Miss A (AskMissA.com), which covers the intersection of charity and lifestyle for 1.5 million unique readers annually. Based in Washington, DC, Miss A has a presence in 21 U.S. cities with 30 editors and hundreds of writer. Andrea was inspired after 9/11, and became heavily involved in Washington’s charity circuit in an effort to give back to the community. At the core of the Miss A brand is Andrea’s personal belief in the positive power of volunteering and charity — not only to benefit those less fortunate, but to improve the individual, business or brand that gives their time, money and energy to a cause. AskMissA.com serves as a technological platform which connects editors, writers and readers around this core belief and shines a spotlight on the best nonprofits, charity events, cause marketing campaigns and philanthropic & stylish people, businesses and brands to inspire others to get involved.

Andrea Rodgers is a member of the Vogue 100, a hand-selected group by Vogue magazine of 100 influential decision makers and opinion leaders across the country known for their distinctive taste in fashion & culture. She has been featured in Vogue, W and Allure, CNN, Fox News, NOS Dutch Public Broadcasting, TV Tokyo, France 24, Alhurra, USA Today, Washington Post & Politico.

The Honoring The Promise Gala Kick-off Chocolate & Champagne Reception

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Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker, Founder and CEO of Susan G. Komen For The Cure

Breast Cancer will affect one in eight women in her lifetime. The impact that Susan G. Komen for the Cure® continues to make is tremendous — raising awareness to the point that it’s no longer shameful to say the words “breast cancer” outloud, investing more than $2 billion since 1982 in community grants for screenings, education, emergency financial support, and being the largest non-profit source of breast cancer research funding outside of the U.S. government. As publisher of Miss A, an online magazine for women, I selected and committed to Susan G. Komen for the Cure® as our charity partner. Miss A is supporting their important work in the fight against breast cancer by getting our writers and editors involved in races and events in each of the 21 cities we cover.

I also serve on the Corporate Committee for The Honoring the Promise Gala. Susan G. Komen Young Professionals are hosting The Honoring the Promise Gala Kick-off Chocolate & Champagne Reception at the home of Chris Edwards and Albert Fonticiella. The event will feature champagne, and delicious chocolate treats from Edward Marc Chocolatier. I hope that you will join me and other Washington young professionals for a fun summer event benefiting this important cause. I will be honored to meet Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker, Founder and CEO of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. Ambassador Brinker’s passion, creativity, persistence and hard work in the fight against cancer is truly inspiring. I know she is a role model not only to me, but to my readers and women around the world. Also attending will be Congressman Aaron Schock, the youngest serving U.S. Representative, Chef Spike Mendelsohn and Miss DC Allyn Rose.

Each donation of $100 will help provide one mammogram for a woman in the DC Metro area, specifically in Wards 7 and 8 which have the highest breast cancer mortality rates in the nation. Your donation at the reception will also grant you access to The Honoring The Promise Gala. I hope that you will come out and learn more about the positive impact Susan G. Komen for the Cure® is making in our community.

WHEN: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 6 – 8 p.m.

WHERE:
Home of Chris Edwards & Albert Fonticiella
2150 L Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037

Chef Spike Mendelsohn

Chef Spike Mendelsohn

RSVP TO ATTEND: Minimum $100 donation required at the door.

HONORING THE PROMISE GALA

Susan G. Komen’s Honoring the Promise will bring together the heroes of the breast cancer movement for a once-in-a-lifetime evening of inspiration and world class entertainment. On this special night, Komen will honor those on the frontlines of the breast cancer fight with special awards of distinction in Medical and Scientific Research, Advocacy, Community and Global Leadership. Proceeds from the Honoring the Promise event in 2011 raised over $2 million to support a major projects in Southeast D.C. in Wards 7 and 8, communities with the highest breast cancer mortality rates in the region. Proceeds from the 2012 event will continue to support efforts in community health and cutting-edge medical research.

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Congressman Aaron Schock, U.S. Representative for Illinois’s 18th congressional district

The night is to be chaired by one of Washington’s top business leaders, John Castellani, President and CEO of PhRMA and the former president and CEO of the Business Roundtable. The event’s Founding Chair is David M. Rubenstein, Co-Founder of The Carlyle Group.

Master of Ceremonies: Bob Schieffer, CBS News Chief Washington Correspondent and Moderator of “Face the Nation”

2012 Awardees include:
Maggie Daley (to be accepted by The Honorable Richard M. Daley)
Senator Olympia Snowe
Her Excellency Dr. Christine Kaseba
First Lady of the Republic of Zambia

HONORARY CO-CHAIRS

THE AMBASSADOR OF THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES AND MRS. ABEER AL OTAIBA

THE AMBASSADOR OF THE STATE OF KUWAIT AND MRS. SALEM AL-SABAH

SENATOR SCOTT BROWN AND MRS. GAIL HUFF BROWN • REPRESENTATIVE JOHN DINGELL

THE HONORABLE AND MRS. JOHN ENGLER • SENATOR JOSEPH LIEBERMAN

EXECUTIVE CHAIRS

JANE AND SPENCER ABRAHAM • HOWARD BERNICK • WILMA AND STUART BERNSTEIN • DEBORAH DINGELL

HADASSAH LIEBERMAN • MARLENE AND FRED MALEK • GINGER AND STUART PAPE • ANNE AND JOHN RAFFAELLI VANESSA REED • VICKI AND ROGER SANT • LINDA AND ACIE VICKERS

CORPORATE COMMITTEE

JOHN BRADY • ROGER HIYAMA • B.R. MCCONNON III • JANET MCULSKY

NELS OLSON • ANDREA RODGERS • BRIGITTE SCHMIDT GWYN • REX WACKERLE

WHEN:Friday, September 28, 2012 7:30 p.m. until midnight

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Miss DC Allyn Rose

WHERE:
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20037
Ph.202-467-4600

TICKETS:  $100 for Young Professionals (under 40) and $500 Advocate For The Cure Ticket. Please click here for more information.

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