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Friday, March 16, 2018 - 6:30pm – 11:30pm
The Grove 
691 Pompton Avenue, Cedar Grove, NJ

For twenty years, Susan G. Komen North Jersey® has been making a difference in the fight against breast cancer. Since our founding in 1997, we have funded over $18 million in grants to local nonprofit community organizations that provide real-time help to those facing the disease, as well as over $7 million to support Komen National Research Programs aimed at finding new and better treatments, and ultimately, the cures. 

We are have made progress in our mission to end breast cancer forever, but there is more work to be done.  Every 2 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, and every 13 minutes, a woman will lose her battle with the disease.  These are our moms, sisters, wives, and friends.  We need to do more, and we need your help.

2018 PTP honorees

This not-to-be-missed gala will offer an evening of fine dining, dancing, entertainment and lively auctions; but, more importantly, it will offer a chance to make a difference.  The proceeds from Pink Tie Party will support life-saving research, breast cancer screening, breast health/breast cancer education, patient navigation, treatment support, and survivorship programs for underserved women and men in the Affiliate’s 9-county service region.    

Last year’s event raised nearly $570,000 and was attended by 475 guests.  The incredible generosity of our sponsors and donors meant that Komen North Jersey could increase our grant funding to support more survivors, provide more screenings and diagnostic tests, and invest in more research to find the cures for breast cancer. 

2018 Patti Steele headshot

Master of Ceremonies

Patty Steele
Co-host of the CBS-FM morning show “Scott Shannon in the Morning”

Beloved radio personality Patty Steele is co-host of WCBS-FM’s popular morning show “Scott Shannon in the Morning.” She came to WCBS-FM after a career in radio and TV that included stops in St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and then New York, where she was a disc jockey and morning show personality at Z-100. She did news on WCBS-AM News radio 880 and at WOR. She did a bit of talk on WABC, and she’s done mornings at Big 105 with Danny Bonaduce, WPLJ with Scott and Todd, and finally, is once again with Scott Shannon at WCBS-FM. She also does a weekly podcast with WCVBS-AM Newsradio 880 morning anchor Wayne Cabot called “News on the Rocks.”

A four-year breast cancer survivor, Patty went public with her diagnosis on-air (newly-diagnosed listeners actually called her to ask her questions about her treatment and experience). She is a passionate advocate and spokesperson for the fight against breast cancer, and was selected last year to serve as the 2017 Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure Honorary Survivor Ambassador.

Born in NYC, Patty moved around a bit, growing up in Lawrence, Long Island, the suburbs of Chicago, and finally graduating from high school in Summit, NJ. She graduated from Principia College, with a degree in journalism. She’s an avid reader and loves gardening and anything to do with the outdoors. Patty and her husband Steve have owned a number of radio stations around the country; they are currently residents of Montclair and have three amazing teenagers.