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Spirit of Life Spring Luncheon

 
Annually, the East End Chapter/Jeanne Kaye League of New York City presents City of Hope's Spirit of Life® Award to women of distinction, women who triumph over life's tribulations whether personal or universal. These women demonstrate extraordinary spirit and perseverance against struggles with which so many others can empathize. Their experiences, both negative and positive, serve as an inspiration to those that have mirrored circumstances.
 
A Spirit of Life® Award honoree represents all that embodies hope. The grace these women exude illuminates the lives of those touched by some of life's most debilitating afflictions. Their story serves as a warm embrace for those in similar circumstances, those who need a beacon, those who need hope.
 
This is the Spirit of Life®.
 

Our Honorees

Amy Robach
Amy Robach is an anchor for ABC News based in New York contributing to all ABC News broadcasts and platforms.
 
Since joining ABC News in 2012, Robach’s assignments have already sent her across the United States and Canada. In addition to working on several 20/20 investigations, and Nightline reports, Robach has worked on some lighter fare as well, recently sitting down with David Beckham, Jennifer Lopez, Enrique Iglesias and Charlie Sheen. Before her ABC News position, Robach was at NBC News from 2003 to 2012. In 2007, Amy was the co-anchor of Saturday TODAY and an NBC News National Correspondent. During that time, Robach also filled in as Weekday TODAY co-anchor, Weekday Newsreader and anchor for NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams. Prior to that, Robach was an anchor for MSNBC from 2003-2007.
 
During her 9 years at NBC, Robach interviewed major political newsmakers: Barak Obama in 2004, Senator John McCain, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Speaker Newt Gingrich, as well as world leaders such as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Robach also covered the 2004 and 2008 presidential elections, traveling to Iowa to interview the candidates. She also interviewed Elizabeth Edwards,  following the scandal with her husband, John Edwards and Rielle Hunter. Robach traveled to Beijing to cover the 2008 Olympic Games. In 2009, she nabbed the first sit down interview with Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich as he faced impeachment and criminal charges. In 2010, Robach got a rare one-on-one interview with Britain’s Prince Harry in Barbados. She flew in an F-18 fighter jet, broke the sound barrier, landed on and then catapulted off the aircraft carrier, the USS George HW Bush. Robach also traveled the globe, reporting for “Where in the World Is Matt Lauer” with live broadcasts from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  and the Seychelles.
 
From 1999-2003, Robach worked at WTTG in Washington, DC as a reporter and morning and noon anchor. She covered the aftermath of 9/11 and the war with Iraq, reporting live from the Pentagon. Robach also contributed to the Edward R. Murrow award winning broadcast covering the Serial Sniper attacks and was honored in Regardie’s magazine as one of the top 100 powerful Washingtonians. Robach got her start as a general assignment reporter from 1995-1999 at WCBD TV in Charleston, SC. There, she traveled to Honduras to cover the aftermath of Hurricane Mitch and reported from Iceland to cover the transport of “Keiko,” aka Free Willy, to his native waters via a Charleston Air Force C-17 cargo plane. Robach also spent many summers reporting live from hurricanes Bertha, Fran and Bonnie as they battered the North Carolina coast. As a crime reporter, Robach also witnessed the lethal injection of a man who had been sitting on death row for over 20 years, convicted of a triple homicide.
 
Robach is originally from Lansing, Michigan. She grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and then moved down south to Atlanta, GA just before high school.  Robach attended the University of Georgia where she graduated with honors and a degree in Broadcast Journalism. She currently resides in New York City with her husband, two daughters and is also the step mom to three wonderful boys.
 
 
Barbara Edelstein, MD
Dr. Edelstein is a Diagnostic Radiologist widely recognized as an expert in Mammography and OB-GYN Sonography.  She is the founder of Women’s Radiology, the first radiology practice in New York City exclusively devoted to the diagnostic imaging of the breast and the female reproductive system.  Established 26 years ago, Women’s Radiology has become the model for the radiologic imaging of women, the timely diagnosis of pathology and the immediate disposition of patients to follow up care and treatment.
 
She is a New York City native, graduating from the Bronx High School of Science, and Herbert H. Lehman College, cum laude.  As a Chemistry major and member of the National Science Honor Society she worked on the team that developed one of the worlds first and foremost chemotherapeutic agents, 5-FU (Fluorouracil).  Prior to attending New York Medical College, she was a Pre-Doctoral Research Fellow at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Institute.  Following medical school she completed Residency Training in Diagnostic Radiology at Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center.
 
She lives in New York City with her husband as do their two adult children.  She is an ardent reader and an avid skier and golfer.

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Spirit of Life Spring Luncheon

Spirit of Life Spring Luncheon

 
Annually, the East End Chapter/Jeanne Kaye League of New York City presents City of Hope's Spirit of Life® Award to women of distinction, women who triumph over life's tribulations whether personal or universal. These women demonstrate extraordinary spirit and perseverance against struggles with which so many others can empathize. Their experiences, both negative and positive, serve as an inspiration to those that have mirrored circumstances.
 
A Spirit of Life® Award honoree represents all that embodies hope. The grace these women exude illuminates the lives of those touched by some of life's most debilitating afflictions. Their story serves as a warm embrace for those in similar circumstances, those who need a beacon, those who need hope.
 
This is the Spirit of Life®.
 

Our Honorees

Our Honorees

Amy Robach
Amy Robach is an anchor for ABC News based in New York contributing to all ABC News broadcasts and platforms.
 
Since joining ABC News in 2012, Robach’s assignments have already sent her across the United States and Canada. In addition to working on several 20/20 investigations, and Nightline reports, Robach has worked on some lighter fare as well, recently sitting down with David Beckham, Jennifer Lopez, Enrique Iglesias and Charlie Sheen. Before her ABC News position, Robach was at NBC News from 2003 to 2012. In 2007, Amy was the co-anchor of Saturday TODAY and an NBC News National Correspondent. During that time, Robach also filled in as Weekday TODAY co-anchor, Weekday Newsreader and anchor for NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams. Prior to that, Robach was an anchor for MSNBC from 2003-2007.
 
During her 9 years at NBC, Robach interviewed major political newsmakers: Barak Obama in 2004, Senator John McCain, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Speaker Newt Gingrich, as well as world leaders such as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Robach also covered the 2004 and 2008 presidential elections, traveling to Iowa to interview the candidates. She also interviewed Elizabeth Edwards,  following the scandal with her husband, John Edwards and Rielle Hunter. Robach traveled to Beijing to cover the 2008 Olympic Games. In 2009, she nabbed the first sit down interview with Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich as he faced impeachment and criminal charges. In 2010, Robach got a rare one-on-one interview with Britain’s Prince Harry in Barbados. She flew in an F-18 fighter jet, broke the sound barrier, landed on and then catapulted off the aircraft carrier, the USS George HW Bush. Robach also traveled the globe, reporting for “Where in the World Is Matt Lauer” with live broadcasts from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  and the Seychelles.
 
From 1999-2003, Robach worked at WTTG in Washington, DC as a reporter and morning and noon anchor. She covered the aftermath of 9/11 and the war with Iraq, reporting live from the Pentagon. Robach also contributed to the Edward R. Murrow award winning broadcast covering the Serial Sniper attacks and was honored in Regardie’s magazine as one of the top 100 powerful Washingtonians. Robach got her start as a general assignment reporter from 1995-1999 at WCBD TV in Charleston, SC. There, she traveled to Honduras to cover the aftermath of Hurricane Mitch and reported from Iceland to cover the transport of “Keiko,” aka Free Willy, to his native waters via a Charleston Air Force C-17 cargo plane. Robach also spent many summers reporting live from hurricanes Bertha, Fran and Bonnie as they battered the North Carolina coast. As a crime reporter, Robach also witnessed the lethal injection of a man who had been sitting on death row for over 20 years, convicted of a triple homicide.
 
Robach is originally from Lansing, Michigan. She grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and then moved down south to Atlanta, GA just before high school.  Robach attended the University of Georgia where she graduated with honors and a degree in Broadcast Journalism. She currently resides in New York City with her husband, two daughters and is also the step mom to three wonderful boys.
 
 
Barbara Edelstein, MD
Dr. Edelstein is a Diagnostic Radiologist widely recognized as an expert in Mammography and OB-GYN Sonography.  She is the founder of Women’s Radiology, the first radiology practice in New York City exclusively devoted to the diagnostic imaging of the breast and the female reproductive system.  Established 26 years ago, Women’s Radiology has become the model for the radiologic imaging of women, the timely diagnosis of pathology and the immediate disposition of patients to follow up care and treatment.
 
She is a New York City native, graduating from the Bronx High School of Science, and Herbert H. Lehman College, cum laude.  As a Chemistry major and member of the National Science Honor Society she worked on the team that developed one of the worlds first and foremost chemotherapeutic agents, 5-FU (Fluorouracil).  Prior to attending New York Medical College, she was a Pre-Doctoral Research Fellow at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Institute.  Following medical school she completed Residency Training in Diagnostic Radiology at Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center.
 
She lives in New York City with her husband as do their two adult children.  She is an ardent reader and an avid skier and golfer.

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Event Details
Monday, May 5, 2014
The Plaza Hotel
Fifth Avenue at Central Park South
New York, NY 10019
 
 
For more information:
Amy Tieman
215-985-0869
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Previous Honorees
Previous East End Chapter/Jeanne Kaye League honorees include Susan Sokol, Jane Krakowski, Ann Levine, Robin Roberts, Laura Geller, Elayne “Honey” Cook, Kristin Chenoweth, Kathie Lee Gifford, Heather Thomson, Kay Unger, Hoda Kotb, Brooke Shields, Fran Drescher, Kelly Ripa, Katie Couric, Cindy Crawford, Ivana Trump, Mary Tyler Moore, Beverly Sills, Meredith Vieira and Paula Zahn.
 
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