2022 Butterfly Ball: Changing the Conversation

November 5, 2022
06:30pm to 10:00pm
2022-11-05 18:30:00 2022-11-05 22:00:00 America/New_York 2022 Butterfly Ball: Changing the Conversation 1200 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19107
Philadelphia Loews Hotel
1200 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107




2022 Founders Awardee:

Angie DeMichele, MD, MSCE
Co-Leader, Breast Cancer Research Program 
Director, Breast Cancer Clinical Trials Unit 
Alan and Jill Miller Professor in Breast Cancer Excellence 

Dr. DeMichele is a professor of medicine and epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania focusing on breast cancer oncology and molecular epidemiology. Through her research, she seeks to identify markers of outcome and response to therapy, as well as develop targeted therapeutics. Dr. DeMichele is a senior scholar in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Pennsylvania, as well as the co-director of the breast cancer program at the Abramson Cancer Center. She is a member of LBBC’s Medical Advisory Board and frequently speaks for us and reviews our publications. 



2022 Donna Noce Colaco Going Beyond Awardees:

Linda Brassington
Phoenixville, PA 
Linda was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, and is a wife, mother of two teenage boys and a dog mom.  She was diagnosed early stage in 2009 and then with Metastatic Breast Cancer in 2018.  Linda has a Master's degree in Physical Therapy and is a former two sport collegiate athlete.  She enjoys playing sports, going to concerts and sporting events, paddle boarding, and being out in nature. 



TOUCH, The Black Breast Cancer Alliance 
As a Stage 3A Triple Negative Breast Cancer Survivor/Thriver, Ricki’s personal purpose, passion, mission, ministry and blessing is to bring focus, attention, research and action to eradicating Black Breast Cancer.  Ricki co-founded and serves as CEO of TOUCH, The Black Breast Cancer Alliance, is a founding member of #BlackDataMatters, in partnership with, Ciitizen, The Center for Health Care Innovation, Morehouse School of Medicine and Susan G. Komen Foundation to encourage and elevate the importance of Black Women participating in clinical trial research and serves on the Board of Trustees for the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation.  
Monique Gary DO, MSc, FACS
Board certified, fellowship-trained breast surgical oncologist
Medical Director of the Grand View Health/Penn Cancer Network cancer program and Breast program
Dr. Gary serves on the board of several national oncology advocacy and empowerment organizations, serving as medical director for Touch, the Black Breast Cancer Alliance, and a medical advisor for Tigerlily Foundation. She is also a member of the board of directors for the American Society of Breast Surgeons. Dr. Gary was recognized as a Leading Physician of the World and Top Breast Surgeon in Pennsylvania for 2017, 2018, and 2019, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the highest distinction awarded to surgeons in the nation.
Meg Cadoux Hirshberg
Co-founder of The Anticancer Lifestyle Program

The Anticancer Lifestyle Program or ACLP (, offers free, evidence-based tools, tips and information about lifestyle behaviors that have been shown to reduce the risk of cancer, cancer recurrence, and chronic illness. Living with metastatic breast cancer for more than 20 years, Meg understands how lost and disempowered survivors can feel when they lack a plan for optimizing health and wellness that may affect long-term outcomes. The ACLP was created to respond to that need, and to provide a robust answer to that burning question asked by so many: “What do I do now?” 



2022 Co-Chairs:

Caroline Abi-khattar

Celeste and Brent Celek

Laurie and Steve Katznelson

Ellen and Joseph McLaughlin


Questions? Contact Monica Steigerwald 484-708-1543.

Event Sponsors
Presenting Sponsor - Daiichi Sankyo