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NEWSBASH RETURNS FOR 12th ANNUAL BREAST CANCER FUNDRAISER BENEFITING BREAST CARE FOR WASHINGTON
More Than 30 Female DC Newswomen Come Together for Night of Cocktails and Community at Pearl Street Warehouse
WASHINGTON, DC (3/29/22) – NewsBash, the event founded by a collective of the Washington area’s top female news anchors across every network, announces the 12th annual NewsBash, returning on Tuesday, April 19 from 7:00-9:00pm at Pearl Street Warehouse at The Wharf (33 Pearl Street, Washington, DC 20024). Since 2010, supporters, survivors, politicos and friends have dressed in pink to come together for a cocktail event like none other to spread awareness of the breast cancer charities and raise nearly $300,000 for these organizations. Glassman Wealth has signed on as the Pink Ribbon Title Sponsor of the event.
This year’s event will benefit Breast Care for Washington, a breast imaging center based in DC’s Ward 8 that aims to make breast cancer screenings more accessible by overcoming the barriers that prevent low-income, medically underserved women in the DC region from receiving high-quality care. In addition to offering services such as initiation into screening, assistance with identifying eligibility for public assistance programs and post image navigating services (i.e. biopsies and surgical consult support), Breast Care for Washington serves as the only facility to offer state-of-the-art 3D mammography to the medically underserved population east of the Anacostia River, and is also the only mammography facility in the region that will screen any woman regardless of insurance status.
The NewsBash host committee includes well-known newswomen from the Washington metropolitan area’s top media affiliates. Hosts for the 2022 committee are:
From WJLA/ABC, Michelle Marsh, Ashlie Rodriguez, Veronica Johnson, Adrianna Hopkins, Melanie Hastings, Britt Waters, Alison Starling, Eileen Whelan, Olivia Garvey, Kellye Lynn.
From WUSA9/CBS, Alison Seymour, Kristen Berset, Lesli Foster, Delia Goncalves, Annie Yu, and former anchor Andrea Roane.
From WTTG/FOX5, Erin Como, Angie Goff, Holly Morris, Cailtin Roth, Ayesha Khan, Caitlin Roth, Ayesha Khan, and former anchor Laura Evans.
From WRC/NBC Washington, Shawn Yancy, Lauryn Ricketts, Eun Yang, Aimee Cho, Susan Hogan, Jummy Olabanji, Molette Green, Melissa Mollet.
From WTOP, Hillary Howard.
From FOX, Jennifer Griffin.
From 99.5, Elizabethany.
By popular demand, this is the fourth year that the event will be held at Pearl Street Warehouse. Guests will enjoy an evening featuring specialty cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and sweet treats as well as activities including DJ, dancing, and more, all to support this year’s cause. Pink cocktail attire is recommended. Tickets are available on Eventbrite and prices range from $95 for admission, or $300 for a Mammogram Maven ticket, the cost of which will provide a mammogram for a woman in need. This ticket also includes naming on event signage and a VIP gift bag.
ABOUT THE NEWSBASH FOR BREAST CANCER
NewsBash is the annual Washington, D.C. event that raises awareness and funds for DC-area breast cancer causes. Founded when a group of friends in the TV news industry decided to create an event to benefit one cause, NewsBash has grown to an annual committee of over 40 anchors across every major network. The pink-themed cocktail party draws hundreds of breast cancer survivors, advocates and political and media power players and has raised nearly $300,000 for breast cancer causes throughout the Washington region. NewsBash is the pro bono event of The Brand Guild.
ABOUT BREAST CARE FOR WASHINGTON
Our mission is to reduce breast cancer mortality in the metro Washington, DC area by promoting access to breast cancer screenings, diagnostics, and referrals for treatment to all women regardless of their ability to pay.
Breast Care for Washington is uniquely positioned to impact women’s access to breast cancer screening in the District of Columbia. Our operations were specifically designed to overcome current barriers that prevent low-income, medically underserved women from receiving high quality breast care. Our location in Ward 8 brings services to patient populations that previously was hampered from receiving care because of distance to providers and a lack of transportation options. We offer an enhanced level of care coordination for our patients including initiation into screening, assistance with identifying eligibility for public assistance programs and post image navigating services (i.e. biopsies and surgical consult support).
Our physical location embedded in the federally qualified health center (FQHC) allows us to play a critical role in strengthening the link between primary care and screening. We are the only stationary 3D mammography facility providing direct services within a community health clinic setting. While we are embedded in Community of Hope, we also have strong referral relationships with three additional FQHC’s – Unity Health Care, La Clinica del Pueblo, and Whitman Walker Health. Finally we are the only facility to offer state of the art 3D mammography to the medically underserved population east of the Anacostia River and we are the only mammography facility in the Washington DC area that will screen any woman who comes to us regardless of insurance status.
For more information, or to schedule an 3-d mammography appointment, call our office at (202) 465-7164.