Joyce Kulhawik, best known as the Emmy Award-Winning Arts and Entertainment Critic for CBS Boston (WBZ-TV 1981-2008), will be honored by Lynn Community Health Center at the “Women for Lynn Community Health Center Recognition Breakfast” on May 16th at the Kernwood Country Club in Salem. The Pink Angels, a local non profit dedicated to the prevention and cure of breast cancer, will also be recognized for their dedication to the prevention and cure of breast cancer.
“I am very honored to be honored,” says Kulhawik. “I love women, I love sharing my experiences with other women, and admire the work that women do in the world. I couldn’t be more proud to be in the company of such a crucial organization, the Lynn Community Health Center. My heart is with them and I share their mission: to help women survive and thrive.”
“We are both humbled and honored to have been selected for this amazing award and recognition,” says Joanne Seneta, President of The Pink Angels Board of Directors. “From our first visit to the Lynn Community Health Center in January 2012, we were so impressed with the services that were available to women and their families. We are looking forward to a long term relationship with the Center as we move forward with our goal of a world without breast cancer.”
This annual event recognizes individuals and organizations who have contributed to the health and well-being of women and girls. The Lynn Community Health Center provides a comprehensive array of services for women and girls that include comprehensive primary care; obstetrics and gynecology care; breast health, including on-site digital mammography; Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) nutrition services; School-Based Health Centers; and a wide range of community building and support programs. Last year more than 19,000 women and girls benefited from our services.
Both Kulhawik and The Pink Angels have had a positive impact on promoting the health and well-being of women and girls. A three-time cancer survivor, Kulhawik testified before Congress on the 20th anniversary of The National Cancer Act. Since 1983 she has served as the Honorary Chairperson for the American Cancer Society’s(ACS) largest spring fundraising campaign, and as a member of the Society’s advisory board continues to raise millions of dollars for the ACS and it’s First Hope Lodge in Boston. The American Cancer Society has honored Kulhawik with its National Bronze Medal Award for her work.
The Pink Angels began in January 2005 as a walking team for the Susan G Komen 3-Day for The Cure in Boston. That first year, 35 team members raised over $135,000. The team continued to grow, and now averages 70 to 80 members who have raised $1.8 million for Susan G. Komen for the Cure since 2005. In addition to their commitment to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, The Pink Angels incorporated in 2011 as an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit to benefit local organizations that address breast health issues.
What: Women for Lynn Community Health Center Recognition Breakfast
When: Thursday, May 16, 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Program begins at 9:00 a.m.
Where: Kernwood Country Club, Salem, MA
For More Info: www.lchcnet.org (link to event page will be the first in the “announcements” section)