25-Year Partnership Honored On Same Day As Angelina Jolie's Mastectomy Revelation

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)The Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation’s Greater New York City affiliate honored 1010 WINS Tuesday at for a 25-year partnership in creating breast cancer awareness.

CBS 2’s Kristine Johnson was in attendance for the annual Keeping the Promise: The Grantees’ Luncheon event. Ben Mevorach, director of news and programming at 1010 WINS, accepted the award.

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Merovach talked about many people he has known who have been affected by breast cancer, the positive news about rising numbers of breast cancer survivors, and the hope that his own young daughter will grow up in a world without breast cancer.

The luncheon was held the same day Angelina Jolie announced that she had undergone a preventative double mastectomy to protect herself against a high genetic risk of breast cancer.

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Also receiving awards Tuesday were designer of Betsey Johnson – an 11-year breast cancer survivor – and Dr. Patrick Borgen of Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn. Susan G. Komen for the Cure founder Nancy Brinker joined the 450 guests.

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