Pink Ribbon Affair benefits breast cancer detection, research

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Melissa Baron
Susan G. Komen® Great Plains
402-502-2979, ext. 1204

Pink Ribbon Affair benefits breast cancer detection, research

Food and wine pairing event to be held April 6, 2019

OMAHA, Neb. (March 19, 2019) — Susan G. Komen Great Plains will host its Fifth Annual Pink Ribbon Affair on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at the Hilton Omaha from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. The annual event raises critical funds that help support local breast health outreach and programs, as well as national breast cancer research.

Allen Fredrickson, Signature Performance CEO, serves as the honorary chairman and WOWT anchor and reporter Serese Cole will serve as the emcee for the evening.

Fredrickson’s family has been personally touched by the advances in research made possible by Komen supporters. “Because of past research that led to the identification of a genetic mutation linked to breast cancer, high risk individuals – including some members of our family – can now speak to their healthcare providers about options to lower their risk,” notes Fredrickson.

Guests will enjoy a four-course food and wine pairing experience featuring Ammunition Wines, followed by a live auction and recognition of local businessmen who support the local fight against breast cancer. Tony Caniglia, owner of 11-Worth Café; Steve Jackson with Douglas County Health Department; Bob Quartoroli with Dreamscape Homes; and Jason Tonjes with Bland & Associates will be honored as the 2019 Pink Tie Guys.

A pre-event patron party begins at 5:30 p.m. with guests enjoying an intimate wine tasting experience with a host from Ammunition Wines. At 6 p.m., guests will enjoy drinks and passed appetizers while listening to live music from Michael Lyon. The dinner and program begin at 7 p.m.

Event proceeds allow Komen® Great Plains to meet the most critical breast health needs in the community, especially for uninsured and underinsured women, and contribute to breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer.

Additional information and tickets can be purchased online at Tickets are $125 per person or $200 for patron party participants.

Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit outside of the federal government while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Komen has set a Bold Goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026. Komen was founded in 1982 by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. Komen Great Plains is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in the local community. Through events like Pink Ribbon Affair, Komen Great Plains has invested $9 million in community breast health programs in Nebraska and the Dakotas and has helped contribute to the more than $988 million invested globally in researchFor more information, call 402-502-2979 or visit