Ladies, Lattes and Breast Cancer

Education at Georgetown

Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center hosted the Ladies & Lattes event for more than 75 Washington-area women in recognition of breast cancer awareness month on Friday, October 11.

Ladies & Lattes event Attendees posted the names of friends and family who have been affected by breast cancer on an event board as a sign of solidarity and support.


Ladies & Lattes, a networking group for women in the real estate community based in Washington, met at Georgetown University to promote networking, philanthropy, friendship and breast cancer awareness among women. Proceeds from the event will support breast cancer research at Georgetown Lombardi. 

Among the special guests were two former winners of the Miss District of Columbia crown: Allyn Rose, Miss District of Columbia 2012 and breast cancer advocate who went public with her decision to undergo a double prophylactic mastectomy, and Ashley Boalch, Miss District of Columbia 2011, who served as emcee for the morning.

The only invited male, Robert Clarke, PhD, DSc, Georgetown University Medical Center's dean for research and professor of oncology, informed the largely pink-clad crowd about breast cancer research at Georgetown Lombardi. 


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An estimated 75 young professional women attended the Ladies & Lattes breakfast event at Georgetown to network, fundraise and learn about breast cancer research and treatment.


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PHOTO LEFT: Allyn Rose, Miss District of Columbia 2012 and a breast cancer advocate (left), and Ashley Boalch, Miss District of Columbia 2011, event emcee, pose for a glamour shot before the morning's discussions.

PHOTO RIGHT: Showing off their pink to mark breast cancer awareness month, Michelle Johnstone (left) and Angelea Busby, co-chaired the event.

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Robert Clarke, PhD, DSc, dean for research at Georgetown University Medical Center and professor of oncology at Georgetown Lombardi, spoke about current and future breast cancer research activities taking place at Georgetown.


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Ladies & Lattes plays host to brokers, architects, engineers, marketers, construction professionals and vendors of various trades supporting the real estate industry who meet once a month for awareness-raising events in the D.C. region.


Published by David Blanco, GUMC Communications
October 23, 2013