Butterfly Ball: A Celebration of Light

November 13, 2021 06:30pm EST
2021-11-13 18:30:00 2021-11-13 18:30:00 America/New_York Butterfly Ball: A Celebration of Light 1200 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19107
Loews Philadelphia Hotel
1200 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

View our event recap, with photos and videos from the evening. 

2021 Donna Noce Colaco Going Beyond Awardees:

Roberta AlbanyRoberta A. Albany 
Roberta is the founder and CEO of Cancer in the Know, and is a contributing author of Bruised, Broken & Blessed. Roberta’s leadership advocacy began with Living Beyond Breast Cancer’s Young Advocate Program in September 2015, and continues today as an advisory council member for a national educational series designed to reduce breast cancer health disparities for Black women. 

Laura Kowal, MPT, JD
Laura has served as in-house counsel to The Nemours Foundation since 2015, and currently serves as the Senior VP, General Counsel to the Nemours Foundation. Laura was Chair of Living Beyond Breast Cancer’s board of directors from 2017-18, leading the organization to new fundraising heights. She has shared her personal story to amplify the resources available for women impacted by breast cancer.

Sheila Marie Johnson
Sheila is a mother and 25-year veteran of the United States Air Force. She is a very active leadership volunteer for Living Beyond Breast Cancer, serves as a consumer reviewer for the Department of Defense Breast Cancer program, and volunteers for other organizations dedicated to finding a cure for breast cancer through research.

Erica Taxin, CYT, MSW 
Erica was diagnosed with the BRCA gene mutation several years ago and made the difficult choice to get preventative surgeries to minimize her risk of cancer. Erica has served as a strong and vocal advocate about her personal decisions to protect her health and is helping her children navigate these decisions in a positive and informed manner. 


2021 Founders Awardee: 

Steven E. Copit, MD
Clinical Professor
Director, Division of Plastic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University

Dr. Copit has over 27 years of experience in advanced breast and body plastic, and is well known as a compassionate surgeon who has helped countless women diagnosed with breast cancer over the past two decades re-claim their lives and restore their bodies. He also provides invaluable volunteer services to Living Beyond Breast Cancer in a variety of roles: medical reviewer of content, speaker at programs, on-going ambassador of our work, and generous philanthropist of our mission.


Debra Somers Copit, MD

Tracy & Sean Dowling
Jennifer & Eli Gross
Danielle & Vahan Gureghian
Cathi Cozen Snyder

Questions? Contact 484-708-1807.

Sponsor list complete as of November 12, 2021.

Event Sponsors
National Presenting Sponsor
Danielle & Vahan Gureghian
Linda & Jonathan Brassington
Lisa D. Kabnick & John H. McFadden
Sandy Grimes/barre3 Philadelphia – Rittenhouse Square
Susan & Martin Swanson / The Hartford Funds
Liane & Philip Browne
Donna Noce Colaco & Frank Colaco
Donna L. & Gary S. Dion
Dan Fee
Jennifer & Eli Gross
Teresa Kohl
Laura & Walter Kowal
Dawn Schwab
Todd Abbrecht & Family
Jenny Burkholder & John Flak
Drs. Debra & Steve Copit
Meredith & Frank Dante
Tracy & Sean Dowling
Samantha & William Harmelin
Jeanne & Sam Pace
Elizabeth & Stephen Raynes
Dr. Susie Shah & Mr. Jay Shah
Lauren & Rob Stiles
Doris Taxin
Erica Taxin
Crystal Thompson
Judy & Ken Weinstein
The Haverford Trust Company
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP / Richard D. Truesdell, Jr.
Cocoa Press
Jennifer Fiss, Olivia Lucas Designs
PowerBeads by Jen