Dr. Susan Love Foundation for Breast Cancer Research hosted its first “Virtual Afternoon Tea” on Sunday, October 18, 2020, at 2:00 pm PDT, in partnership with The Langham Huntington, Pasadena, and media sponsor Pasadena Magazine.
Broadcast from the beautiful and historic hotel, this event celebrated the Foundation’s ongoing commitment to end breast cancer and improve the lives of people impacted by it now through education and advocacy, while bringing a Langham tradition to virtual attendees’ homes. With a vibrant program hosted by Dr. Susan Love and a selection of special guests and tea sommeliers, the event engaged the public with breast cancer research, underscored the need for a diverse patient population, and built enthusiasm for participation in research. Together they discussed the past, present, and future of breast cancer and how their collective unique experiences have informed the Foundation’s commitment to addressing the need for diversity in research while sipping from a selection of world-famous TEALEAVES teas.
The event honored musician and breast cancer survivor Melissa Etheridge with the Global Philanthropy Award for her passionate efforts to inspire and educate the public about the collateral damage of breast cancer.
Foundation supporter and community advocate Natalie Hagan was honored as Philanthropist of the Year for her longtime support of Dr. Susan Love Foundation’s mission to end breast cancer.