Northwell Health and the Americana Manhasset will host the 24th annual Katz Institute for Women’s Health Luncheon and Fashion Show featuring the Michael Kors Fall 2016 Collection on Thursday, Sept. 22, at 11 a.m. at Old Westbury Gardens. Fox 5 News anchor Kerry Drew will emcee the event—a benefit presented by the Partners Council for Women’s Health that supports the unique and complex health care needs of women.
Three former patients of the Katz Institute for Women’s Health and a member of Northwell Health will share their personal stories and walk the runway alongside a doctor who has impacted their life. One patient, Danielle Santiago, received a call that changed her life at just 31 years old—she had Stage 2 breast cancer. She was further devastated when she learned her best course of treatment would throw her body into menopause and impact her ability to have children, that is, until Dr. Avner Hershlag, chief of human reproduction at North Shore University Hospital, discussed her option of a medical egg freeze.
“I’m walking the runway to raise awareness for women’s health issues and for the life-changing work taking place at Northwell Health,” said Santiago. “I want everyone to know that cancer cannot and will not define who we are.”
To date, the Katz Institute Luncheon and Fashion show has raised $7.5 million in support of women’s health. Money raised at this year’s Luncheon and Fashion Show will increase the delivery of comprehensive health care, community-based wellness services and preventive health education to women and their families. Community support provides clinicians access to the latest medical advances and the ability to conduct gender-based medical research to benefit women throughout every stage of their lives.
A luncheon sponsor since its inception, Americana Manhasset stores are an integral part of the success of the event. Nicole Mancini, general manager of the Americana Manhasset Michael Kors store, is the inaugural honoree.
Katz Institute Luncheon and Fashion Show tickets, raffles and sponsorships are available to the public. Visit the Northwell Health Foundation website at www.support.northwell.edu to purchase or donate.