The 4th Annual Pink and Black Tie Gala | May 17th, 2012

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American Cancer Society’s Fourth Annual Pink & Black Tie Gala To Celebrate  Honorees “Made In Brooklyn” on
May 17, 2012

Celebrity Hosts Stacy London, Cat Greenleaf and Chuck Nice Return to Raise Awareness in the Fight Against Cancer

BROOKLYN, NY – March 6, 2012 – The American Cancer Society today announced that its Pink & Black Tie Gala will return for a fourth year to Stage 6 at Steiner Studios on May 17, 2012.  One of the leading charitable events of the year in Brooklyn, more than 450 attendees are expected, including corporate sponsors, business, healthcare and social leaders, and supporting celebrities.   Guests will mix, mingle and party to celebrate those “Made in Brooklyn” and raise funds for the Society’s patient services and programs as well as national life-saving research.

Back by popular demand, Brooklyn’s own style expert and Pink & Black Tie Gala Chair Stacy London of TLC’s What Not to Wear will return to host the event.  This year, she will be joined by some of the borough’s finest including Cat Greenleaf, of NBC’s Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf, who will host the event’s “pink carpet.”  Comedian Chuck Nice will serve as auctioneer.

Each year at the Pink & Black Tie Gala, the American Cancer Society honors outstanding leaders who have contributed to Brooklyn’s health care, cultural, and business communities. The 2012 honorees are:

The New York Daily News, a proud sponsor of the Pink & Black Tie Gala and a media partner to the American Cancer Society in its fight against breast cancer. The Daily News, New York’s Hometown Newspaper, is the largest and most widely-read newspaper in the New York City metropolitan area and second largest local media website in New York.  Brooklynites know quality journalism when they see it, which is why the Daily News has a readership in the borough that equals that of the NY Times and NY Post combined. And on Sunday, the Daily News more than doubles the readership of its closest competitor in Brooklyn.

The NU Hotel, a supporter of the American Cancer Society since 2010, is one of Brooklyn’s first environmentally responsible hotels, featuring dimming light switches, organic linens, lead-free paint, cork flooring and biodegradable Eartherapy bath products.  General Manager Javier Egipciaco joined NU Hotel in November 2009; he is a long time resident of Park Slope, Brooklyn.

Dr. Kathie-Ann Joseph is Assistant Professor of Surgery at NYU Langone Medical Center and Director of Breast Services of the South Manhattan Network for the Health and Hospitals Corporation where she oversees breast surgery at Bellevue and Woodhull Hospitals.  Dr. Joseph is committed to treating underserved women and is the co-founder of the annual conference, Breast Cancer in Women of Color, a free educational symposium started eight years ago, that now draws over 300 women across the New York metropolitan area. She grew up and currently resides in Brooklyn with her husband and two children.

Brooklyn native Kangol Kid, Hip Hop Legend and Founder of the Mama Luke Foundation is recognized for his efforts to bring Hip-Hop artists such as Will Smith, L.L. Cool J, Mark Wahlberg, Kid Rock, Ice T and Flava Flav together through the Mama Luke Movement as Hip-Hop’s first public financial contribution towards the fight against breast cancer.  Kangol’s award will be presented to him by Legendary Producer/Songwriter and Cancer Champion Paul Anthony of Full Force along with Bow-Legged Lou!

Highlights of the evening include live entertainment and dancing to DJ Diamond “The Artist”, who has appeared with artists including Beyonce and Prince, and on MTV, BET, Fuse, Much Music, Soul Train and Fox 5 television.  The event features an elegant cocktail reception, a world-class dining experience and an extensive auction with luxury travel, fashion and unique experiences on offer.  2012 event sponsors include the TD Bank, NY Daily News, NU Hotel, Brooklyn Radiation Oncology, IKEA, The Explorateur Portfolio, Opici Wine Company and more.

Tickets are available at  For more information regarding the Fourth Annual Pink & Black Tie Gala, please visit: or call Tamara Ehlin at 718-622-2492 ext 5115.  Follow us on Twitter at @PinkandBlackTie, #BKGalaFightsCancer and  like us on Facebook: Pink and Black Tie Gala.

The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight. As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing more than $3.4 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us or to get help, call us any time, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit