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“Kicked It In Heels” 7th Annual Gala

From L to R: Dr. Janna Andrews (Founder of Kicked It In Heels), Erika Munro Kennerly (KIIH Board Member), Nicole Cosby (Honoree and Technology Marketing Executive), Sunny Hostin (TV Personality and Event Host), Kimberly Hatchett (Wealth Manager, Morgan Stanely).

On Wednesday, October 16 at 7pm, Kicked it in Heels (KIIH) hosted their Annual Breast Cancer Fundraiser which has become a marquee event that promotes breast cancer awareness while celebrating survivorship.

For the 7th consecutive year, KIIH hosted a cocktail party designed to raise funds to eradicate healthcare disparities in breast cancer and to support survivor workshops that focus on wellness, beauty and fashion. This year brought together over 150 attendees: survivors and supporters of the work KIIH does. Nicole Cosby, a Technology Marketing Executive was the evening’s honoree. Celebrity DJ, Kiss the Deejay entertained the crowd, and Co-host of The View and Truth About Murder, Sunny Hostin, hosted the evening.

Kicked It In Heels (KIIH) focuses on breast cancer survivors, specifically, young women and women of color. “African Americans and other minorities tend to have a worse prognosis and lower survival outcomes compared to Caucasions,” explains Dr. Janna Andrews, M.D., and Founder of KIIH. “Additionally, I felt the support in survivorship was lacking.  Thankfully there are more than 3 million breast cancer survivors but that means that the need for support is more important than ever. Kicked It In Heels is committed to helping survivors reclaim their lives and find their ‘new normal’. Any one who can assist in our mission is so appreciated.”

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New York Trend is a weekly news publication that focuses on issues and lifestyles of the African & Caribbean American communities throughout the New York metropolitan area and Nassau and Suffolk Counties of Long Island. It is a respected and well recognized news publication that has been in existence since 1989. Owner, Publisher and Executive Director, Dr. Teresa Taylor Williams has been at the helm of this award-winning publication since its inception. New York Trend continues to be the only black woman-owned, metropolitan newspaper in New York and Long island. New York Trend is the largest black-owned newspaper throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties.

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