Dr. Jill Biden Supports the 6th Annual Newsbabes Bash for Breast Cancer

“The small stuff matters,” suggested Dr. Jill Biden, America’s Second Lady and a breast cancer survivor, speaking from the podium at IMG_9485Georgetown’s Powerhouse Wednesday night.  Apparently, the big parties do, too!

Twenty-one female news anchors from across the city — mixing signals from NB4, WUSA9, FOX5, WJLA, WTOP, and Bloomberg — came together with one message, and the aforementioned sensational special guest, for the 6th annual Newsbabes Bash for Breast Cancer.  

Supporters, survivors, politicos and friends joined together for an evening of enjoying specialty cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and sweet treats while raising awareness… and over $30,000 for Survivors Offering Support.

IMG_9487“There are so many emotional needs that survivors and their families must deal with as they navigate the complicated maze of cancer diagnosis… That’s why Survivors Offerings Support — SOS — is so important,” shared Biden.  “I often talk about how the smallest gesture can have the largest impact.”

Remembering back to a particularly hard time in her personal life, Biden laughed, “Somebody brought me Chanel red lipstick, and it was the sweetest thing.  It was the smallest gesture, but it really made me happy!”

DC Newsbabes, the breast cancer charity founded in 2009 by Washington-area anchorwomen, this year inlcuded event hosts Natasha Barrett IMG_9490(WJLA7/ABC), Anita Brikman (WUSA9/CBS), Rebecca Cooper (WJLA7/ABC), Laura Evans (WTTG/FOX5), Lesli Foster (WUSA9/CBS), Angie Goff (WRC/NBC4), Hillary Howard (WTOP/103.5FM), Megan Hughes (Bloomberg), Jacqui Jeras (WJLA7/ABC), Holly Morris (WTTG/FOX5), Lindsey Murphy (WTTG/FOX5), Sue Palka (WTTG/FOX5), Lauryn Ricketts (WJLA7/ABC), Andrea Roane (WUSA9/CBS), Dianna Russini (WRC/NBC4), Monika Samtani (WUSA9/CBS), Allison Seymour (WTTG/FOX5), Alison Starling (WJLA7/ABC), Maureen Umeh (WTTG/FOX5), Shawn Yancy (WTTG/FOX5), and Eun Yang (WRC/NBC4).