“Pink Ribbons Caring” To Be Broadcast on KCAL 9 and Streamed On CBSN Los Angeles During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
For the first time ever, during October’s National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Susan G. Komen® Los Angeles County will hold a special television event, “Pink Ribbons Caring” on Saturday, October 3 from 6 to 8 PM with the goal of raising $500,000 for Komen’s Treatment Assistance Program.
“Pink Ribbons Caring” will be televised on Los Angeles station KCAL 9 and simulcast on CBSN Los Angeles, https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/live/.
The goal is to raise $500,000 to meet the immediate needs of patients in Los Angeles County, through the organization’s Treatment Assistance Program.
Pat Harvey, multiple Emmy award-winning KCBS/KCAL anchor, will co-host the event with Samantha Harris, an Emmy-winning TV Host, Author and Certified Health Coach, Komen’s Los Angeles’s 2017 Breast Cancer Survivor of the Year and a National Komen Celebrity Ambassador and Ryan “Q” Quast of Q Loves You.
Other notables who are scheduled to appear during the Telethon include:
- Melissa Manchester is a Grammy Award winner and long-time Komen supporter.
- Kelly Osbourne is known for The Osbournes, an Emmy Award winning show, for E’s Fashion Police and Dancing with The Stars.
- Pro Football Hall of Fame icon Brett Favre and his wife, Deanna, who is a breast cancer survivor.
- Academy Award winner Marlee Matlin, namedBest Actress for Children of a Lesser God.
- Billy Vera whotours the Los Angeles club scene with his band, Billy Vera and The Beaters. This Grammy Award winner is known for his #1 hit song, “At This Moment.”
- Raphael Alejandro is a lead on the Disney Channel series Bunk’d where he portrays ‘Matteo,’ a cautious kid who is learning to face his fears while at Camp Kikiwaka. He’ll also be seen as ‘Zaqueu’ in Disney’s Jungle Cruise alongside Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt. He wants to raise awareness for breast cancer research as his mother is a survivor.
- Dauzat St. Marie is a Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter duo comprised of Mat Dauzat and Heather St. Marie. They were set to start the Chicago tour with Rick Springfield in June, with a portion of the proceeds going to support Susan G. Komen. The pandemic has postponed that. Heather St. Marie is a breast cancer survivor and vocal advocate for getting mammograms.
- Summer Watson has a single, Break the Silence, releasing October 2. She is a British operatic soprano who has performed as a soloist with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, with the Celtic Tenors, recorded for DreamWorks films and is working on an album with Burt Bacharach.
- Marky Lennon is best known as the lead singer of the band, Venice, although his list of musical credits is lengthy and versatile.
- Wendy Hammers is an actress and producer, known for Muffin Top: A Love Story, All My Children and Babe: Pig in the City.
- Matt Goss is an actor, songwriter and musician, known for being the lead singer of the pop group Bros.
- Sandra Lee is a multi-Emmy and Gracie Award-Winning internationally-acclaimed home life expert, advocate, activist and philanthropist, and New York Times and Amazon Best Selling author of 27 books.
The TAP provides financial support for those going through treatment to cover related expenses that often serve as a barrier to receiving needed care, such as childcare, eldercare, transportation for treatment, portions of rent or living expenses, food, oral pain medication, durable medical equipment, oral chemotherapy and more.
This fund provides modest financial support to individuals in active treatment for breast cancer with an income at or below 250% of the Federal Poverty Level.
The demand for assistance regularly outpaces available funds. Yet due to the economic impact of the coronavirus, with rising levels of unemployment, more people than ever are likely to need assistance. Last year, TAP served nearly 4,500 individuals nationally, including 462 in California. It is estimated that a third of those in treatment for breast cancer in the U.S., may qualify for this assistance. Yet at current funding levels, Komen can only reach 6% of those who are eligible. The public’s support will directly assist many of these vulnerable families now when they need help most.
Susan G. Komen Los Angeles County serves the nearly 10.1 million women and men across 88 cities. Each year, approximately 6,000 people are diagnosed with breast cancer across this area and more than 1,100 people die from the disease – that’s about 21 people each week.
Tune in, enjoy the presentations, and give what you can. Call in that evening or go to https://komenlacounty.org/TAP to make a donation or text TAP to 44321.
Link to Samantha Harris’s photo: https://spaces.hightail.com/space/SFnfYl1WD3/files/fi-cee677ef-7c6b-415d-84df-76176ddfba8c/fv-0acbf3b8-d4d2-4897-ba56-3dea3d9dc995/Samantha%20Harris%20Nature%20Headshot.jpg
Link to Melissa Manchester’s photo: https://spaces.hightail.com/space/rF1pxqhVbt/files/fi-a7762485-6764-4881-9c8d-8252bc0f1ee6/fv-34bf4091-c70c-4117-b75a-88fa35c1801b/Melissa%20Manchester%20Headshot2.jpg
Link to Raphael Alejandro’s photo: https://spaces.hightail.com/space/rF1pxqhVbt/files/fi-7cbb9f91-e178-4cd2-9036-327f86431324/fv-8b7dd375-5602-48ff-96c0-856d59eeb6db/Raphael%20Alejandro%20headshot.jpg
Link to Summer Watson’s photo: https://spaces.hightail.com/space/rF1pxqhVbt/files/fi-777a2486-771f-4e03-9d75-31ab6911a667/fv-affc86bb-a905-46b5-91e0-d3cfb887a38b/rtch%20Watson%20Summer234505%201%20(1).jpg