Friday, September 28, 2018

Kicked It In Heels Announces 6th Annual Benefit Gala 7 PM Oct. 17, Café Medi

Malcolm Lee

Dawn Baxter

New York, NY (October 17, 2018) - In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Kicked It In Heels -- an organization with the goal of eradicating health care disparities in breast cancer and promoting health in survivorship -- is hosting their 6th Annual Benefit. The fundraiser will take place on Wednesday, October 17th 2018, at Café Medi from 7:00-10:00 PM. The event will be hosted by Sunny Hostin, co-host of The View, and will honor acclaimed writer, director and producer, Malcolm Lee along with  breast cancer survivor Nike’s Music Marketing Director Dawn Baxter.

Honoree Malcolm Lee is most notably known for making box-office history with his film Girls Trip and the highly-anticipated upcoming release of his new film Night School featuring Tiffany Haddish and Kevin Hart. Malcolm has been an avid supporter of the fight against breast cancer and  has always made it a point to cast strong African-American female leads in his films.

Not only is Honoree Dawn Baxter a woman making strides within her industry, she is a wife, a sister, a mother, and a formidable breast cancer survivor. After a routine mammogram, Dawn was diagnosed with breast cancer and over the past year has gone through intensive chemotherapy and radiation treatment proving herself to be a true warrior.

“As personal as the diagnosis of breast cancer may be, we feel strongly that it is a journey that deserves to be acknowledged and those impacted deserve our support. Our mission is to raise funds to help women navigate survivorship and provide the tools to assist them in their journey” says Dr. Janna Andrews, founder of Kicked It in Heels.

100% of all proceeds raised from the benefit will go towards the fulfillment of the Kicked It In Heels mission to offer the services women may need as they move toward survivorship including counseling, prosthesis, bras, and wigs.
The mission of Kicked It In Heels is to eradicate healthcare disparities in breast cancer and to promote health in survivorship. We focus on breast cancer survivors, specifically young women and women of color. We provide basic information on screening and highlighting survivors’ experiences as they reclaim their normal lives. After diagnosis, we are encouraging lifestyle adjustments and dialogue by offering workshops focused on fitness, beauty and wellness.  Kicked It In Heels is also a vehicle to conduct community-based studies that address healthcare disparities.

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