700 Guests Attend Survivor Celebration
Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 13th Annual Survivor Luncheon and Hope, Faith & Love Awards Celebration on Saturday, October 11th. We had a record number of attendees and everyone had a wonderful afternoon. Take a peek below at our Survivor Luncheon slideshow to see some of the many memorable moments from this year’s event.
Sincere congratulations, once again to the 2014 Hope, Faith and Love Award winners:
The Hope Award was given to Dr. Ronald L. and Andrea M. Bauer – health or breast cancer professionals who work toward improving the lives of breast cancer survivors or conducts research to find the cures.
Dr. Ronald L. Bauer graduated from the University of Maryland at Baltimore School of Medicine in and did his surgical oncology fellowship at UCLA and then one at Roswell Park Cancer Center in 1994, during which time he decided on a career path in breast cancer surgery. Shortly after the completion of his surgical oncology fellowship, Dr. Bauer joined the staff of Breast Health Associates. He established Breast Care of Western New York in 2003 and currently serves as the Cancer Center Director for Sisters of Charity Hospital. He is also affiliated with Kaleida Health.
Andrea Bauer has a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and a Master’s Degree and Nurse Practitioner Certification from West Virginia University. She served as an Assistant Professor of Nursing at WVU and D’Youville College. For the last 20 years she has worked alongside her husband, Dr. Ronald L. Bauer, in his private practice at Breast Health Associates.
The Faith Award was given to Anne Kist of the Hope Chest Dragon Boat Team – a breast cancer survivor who advocates in the community for support, screening or treatment and works to empower all women.
Anne is currently the Health and Fitness Director at Hope Chest, a not-for-profit organization offering free exercise and nutrition classes for breast cancer survivors across WNY with a mission to empower women to live a healthier lifestyle after diagnosis and treatment. She is an 18 year survivor. Anne retired in 2011 after 34 years at St. Mary’s School for the Deaf, where she taught Physical Education, coached various sports and was Athletic Director. She has been a member of Hope Chest since 2001 and directing the program since 2011
The Love Award was given to The Pink Ribbon Committee of the Twin City Quilters Guild – a volunteer(s) who works tirelessly to advance our “promise” and inspires others to do the same.
Linda Goodine of the Town of Niagara and Patricia Kuriscak of the Town of Lewiston, both breast cancer survivors, co-chair a committee that includes volunteers from Erie & Niagara County who share their time and talents to make comfort pillows for patients going through breast cancer treatments. Their efforts have produced more than 5,000 pillows for area hospitals and physician offices
Save the date for the 14th Annual Survivor Luncheon on Saturday, October 10, 2015