NEW YORKWearing pink roses, more than 100 breast cancer survivors toasted each other at the National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations Celebrate Life luncheon, hosted by Academy Award winning actress Mira Sorvino.
At the luncheon, NABCO presented its Celebrate Life award to two womenJulia Child, culinary author, teacher, and television personality, who is a 30-year breast cancer survivor, and Catherine Viscardi Johnston, executive vice president of The Condé Nast Publications and a recent breast cancer survivor.
Scientists and activists have changed the face of breast cancer in the time spanning the diagnoses of NABCOs two honorees, said Amy S. Langer, NABCOs executive director and a 14-year breast cancer survivor. Thirty years ago, breast cancer meant losing your breast and, too often, your life. Today, early detection and treatment advances mean that most women diagnosed are treated and go on with lifea life suddenly more precious, with much to celebrate.