Posted by Carten Cordell / Tuesday, June 12th, 2012
Founded in 2009 by anchorwomen in the Washington D.C. area, DC Newsbabes is a charity whose proceeds go toward helping prevent breast cancer by promoting awareness and educational efforts.
The 2012 DC Newsbabes Bash will be held at The Howard Theatre on June 19 from 7-9 p.m. Tickets for the event range from $50 to $75. All proceeds from this year’s efforts will go to benefit The GW Mammovan, the mobile mammography service created by George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates. The GW Mammovan provides free mammograms to local women in need.
At the recent Newsbabes Kick-Off fundraiser held at the new Kiehl’s store at Tysons Corner, the host committee was presented with a $5,000 check from Kiehl’s—all of which will go toward the GW Mammovan initiative. Looks like the team is already off to a great start!
This year’s guest of honor is Andrea Mitchell, Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent for NBC News. The NewsBabes Bash for Breast Cancer host committee includes well-known newswomen from top media affiliates in the Washington region. Event hosts for the 2012 bash include Angie Goff (WRC/NBC4), Anita Brikman (WUSA9/CBS), Pamela Brown (WJLA7/ABC), Rebecca Cooper (WJLA7/ABC), Laura Evans (WTTG/Fox5), Doreen Gentzler (WRC/NBC4), Jennifer Griffin (Fox News Channel), Lesli Foster (WUSA9/CBS), Hillary Howard (WTOP/103.5FM), Brianna Keilar (CNN), Britt McHenry (WJLA7/ABC), Sue Palka (WTTG/Fox5), Andrea Roane (WUSA9/CBS), Cynné Simpson (WJLA7/ABC), Alison Starling (WJLA/ABC7), Shawn Yancy (WTTG/Fox5) and Eun Yang (WRC/NBC4).