Carmen Marc Valvo
Fashion designer Carmen Marc Valvo has used his designs as a platform to raise awareness about colon cancer all over the United States. Carmen is an Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) Ambassador and has appeared in a public service announcement with Vanessa Williams for the National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance (NCCRA).
As a colon cancer survivor, Carmen Marc Valvo has been working with Katie Couric since 2004 when she partnered with the organizers of New York Fashion Week. His efforts on behalf of the organization were honored at a gala in 2006 where he received the first ever Advocate Award from the foundation. Since then Carmen has been honored by numerous organizations including Gilda’s Club Worldwide, the
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
American Cancer Society
Colon Cancer Alliance
, the Wistar Institute, Cancer Support Community and the Waxman Cancer Center.
He has appeared on the covers of AARP
Coping with Cancer
magazines, USA Today
and NBC's "Today Show," CBS' "The Early Show" and countless other national and local media outlets to make colorectal cancer fashionable to talk about.
His book “Dressed to Perfection: The Art of Dressing for Your Red Carpet Moments” (Rizzoli, 2011) benefits colon cancer research.
Waxman Cancer Center’s Humanitarian Award; Cancer Support Community’s Founder’s Award; The Wistar Institute’s President's Awards
The American Cancer Society, in recognition of dedication, service and generosity; Babe Zaharias Memorial Events; Colon Cancer Alliance: Making Colon Cancer Fashionable Award; American Cancer Society: Recognition of dedication, service and generosity; South Carolina Gastroenterology Association: Honor of Commitment to the fight against colon cancer
City of Tulsa Proclamation from Mayor Kathy Taylor that October 20 is officially "Carmen Marc Valvo Day" for his generosity with the Tulsa Project Woman
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship President’s Award; Gilda's Club Man of Honor
National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance’s Advocate Award for Increasing Public Awareness
Dr. Georgia Witkin
“One of the nation’s foremost experts on stress...”
Georgia Witkin, Ph.D., serves Mount Sinai School of Medicine as an assistant professor of Psychiatry and an assistant professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences. She is also director of Psychological Services for Reproductive Medical Associates of New York.
She has authored 12 internationally acclaimed books including The Female Stress Syndrome Survival Guide, Beyond Quick Fixes, The Truth About Women, Kidstress, Stress Relief for Disasters Great and Small and The Modern Grandparents Handbook.
On television, Dr. Witkin has been a host and news analyst for Fox News, nightly health anchor for WNBC and lifestyle reporter for CNBC-TV. She has also been a regular on WFAN Radio, MSNBC-TV and FNN and a guest expert on more than 100 television programs including "20/20," "The Oprah Winfrey Show," "The Today Show," "Good Morning America," "Live with Regis" and "CBS Evening News" as well as on Court TV and CNN.
A nationally popular speaker, her articles and quotes have appeared in Time, Newsweek, USA Today, US News & World Report, Business Week, Men’s Health, the Chicago Tribune and the Boston Globe. She has served on the Women’s Advisory Board of Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and the Mount Sinai Breast Health Resource Program and is proud to serve as an honorary member of the City of Hope board of directors.
Dr. Witkin is married to Michael Tadross, Warner Brothers executive film producer ("I Am Legend," "Hitch," "Sherlock Holmes," "The Thomas Crown Affair," "Indecent Proposal," "Devil's Advocate", "Die Hard: With a Vengeance" and many others). Her daughter, Kimberly Pauley, is an attorney who served New York City's Corporation Counsel, is creator and CEO of Shame on Jane Jewelry and lives in Westport, Conn., with her husband and three (adorable) sons.