Donna Karan Honored by the Ellen Hermanson Foundation


On Saturday, August 21, 2010, Donna Karan was honored at the Ellen’s Run Gala held by the Ellen Hermanson Foundation for her vision in the field of integrative cancer care for patients and their families.

Fellow honorees Steven Klein and sister, Hope Klein, hosted the event in their Bridgehampton home. Co-chair Christy Brinkley looked amazing in an Urban Zen creation.

Donna was deeply moved by the Ellen Hermanson Foundation’s nomination. Established in 1997, the foundation carries on the important work of journalist Ellen Hermanson, who was a forceful voice for breast cancer patients and their families. Hermanson educated her readers about the importance of early detection, the challenges of living with breast cancer, the very real, but little-discussed or understood issue of pain management, and the debilitating effects of breast cancer on the entire family.

The Ellen Hermanson Foundation primarily serves breast cancer patients on the East End of Long Island where breast cancer diagnosis and mortality rates are among the highest in the state. Urban Zen and Donna Karan are truly honored to have been apart of such an empowering evening.


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