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Dr. Lauren Cassell and Robin Roberts

Gladys George and Dr. Stuart Orsher

Katherine and John McEnroe

Muffie Potter and Dr. Sherrell Aston

KT Sullivan and Steve Downy

Robin Roberts Shares
Her Breast Cancer Story

Story by Roger Webster
Photos by Ann Watt, Patrick McMullan, Brad Hess

OBIN ROBERTS, ABCís Good Morning America co-anchor, was honored with a Medal of Distinction by Lenox Hill Hospital at New Yorkís Waldorf Astoria Hotel.

Dr. Lauren Cassell, who had been Robinís surgeon, said that after a diagnosis of breast cancer, "Robin had to decide whether to keep her problem a private matter or share her journey with the rest of the world.  It took great courage for her to choose the latter.

Gladys George, president and CEO of Lenox Hill Hospital, and chairmen William O. Hiltz, presented the award, citing Robinís "personal strength and courage in promoting early breast cancer detection and treatment."

Past awardees included Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Beverly Sills, Lena Horne, Neil Simon, Alan Alda, Carol Burnett, Harry Belafonte, Joe Namath, Katie Couric, Whoopi Goldberg, John McEnroe, Tom Brokaw, Julie Andrews, Bette Midler, and Al Roker and Deborah Roberts.

For more than a century, the Autumn Ball has been regarded as one of the seasonís most glamorous events. This year the elegant evening raised more than two million dollars and entertained over 840 guests.

Benefit co-chairmen were Ellen and Daniel Crown and Karen and William Lauder. Guests included Dr. Sherrell and Muffie Potter Aston, Richard and Francesca Stanfield Nye, KT Sullivan and Steve Downy, Jean and Ralph Baruch, Ellen and James Marcus, Katherine and John McEnroe, Clo and Charles Cohen, Dr. Stuart Orsher, Clifford Orsher, Judy Hiltz, Jacques Blinbaum, Dr. David Edelstein, Dr. Neal F. Epstein and Bob and Nancy Downy.


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