2015 Foremother and Health Policy Hero Awards Luncheon Invitation

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The National Center for Health Research

Cordially Invites You to Our

2015 Foremother and Health Policy Hero

Awards Luncheon

Friday, May 8, 2015 at Noon

 The Cosmos Club of Washington, D.C.

2121 Massachusetts Ave NW

Please join us and WJLA’s Maureen Bunyan on May 8th, the Friday before Mother’s Day, at the elegant Cosmos Club in Washington, D.C. as we celebrate our 16th  anniversary as a national charity!

Help us honor these wonderful 2015 Foremothers:

  • Jodie Bernstein is one of our nation’s  foremost consumer advocates.  As director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), she was the country’s top Cybercop, making the Bureau a model for consumer protection agencies around the world. Her new initiatives involved protecting children and adults who shop online, subprime lending, privacy protection, and fraud prevention.  Described in a Washington Post magazine cover story in March as an audacious woman “before audacious was in,” she mentored, nurtured and inspired generations of consumer protection advocates.
  • Karen Mulhauser has dedicated her life to key progressive causes, and was one of the early leaders of the modern women’s movement.  She is Chair of the UN Association of the USA and has been a founding force behind many progressive nonprofit advocacy organizations, including the Women’s Information Network and Public Allies. She served as Executive Director of nonprofit groups dedicated to women’s reproductive rights and against nuclear war, and has been a leader in improving race relations and increasing voter registration.  She has provided support, encouragement, and mentoring to scores of women in Washington, DC.
  • Our 2015 Health Policy Heroes are two physicians who have become the most visible and effective patient advocates in the country:  Dr. Amy Reed and Dr. Hooman Noorchashm.  Both were Harvard Medical School faculty when Amy was treated for what was assumed to be a benign uterine fibroid.  The medical device used to treat her, a power morcellator, pulverized her fibroid, and with it, a hidden cancer.  They subsequently learned that Amy’s metastatic uterine cancer was not a “rare complication” of the device, and are working actively to warn patients and doctors, get morcellators off the market, and find a cure for uterine cancer.

We hope you will take advantage of this great opportunity to meet these inspiring women, previous Foremother honorees, and many of D.C.’s other movers and shakers. Lunch is from noon to 1:30, preceded by a 11:30 champagne reception for honorees, patron guests, and sponsors only.

Seats are limited and tickets are not available at the door.

The National Center for Health Research is the leading national organization dedicated to improving the health and safety of all adults and children. Donations for this event support our Cancer Prevention and Treatment Fund helpline.

To reserve a ticket, you may donate online here (write “Foremothers Luncheon” in the comments box and be sure to provide contact information). Or, send a check payable to “NCHR,” to 1001 Connecticut Ave, Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20036.

For more info, contact Amelia Murphy at aam@center4research.org or (202-223-4000)