Sisters for the Cure

An Inspirational and Educational Brunch

Saturday, June 29, 11:00AM – 2:00 PM
Riverside Church – Claremont Avenue Entrance, 91 Claremont Avenue, New York, NY
RSVP Required for Attendance


An inspirational event dedicated to addressing the disparities in diagnosis and treatment for breast cancer in African-American women and how we can connect community to action.

Special guests Dr. Lisa Newman, Dr. Donna Marie Manasseh, and Karen Peterson, will be joining CBS2’s Dana Tyler, and Elise Finch for inspirational conversations and real talk about the importance of breast cancer screening and services available.

Other highlights include:

  • Mobile Mammography Unit for Onsite Screenings
  • Gift Bags
  • Photo Booth
  • Brunch provided by Madeline Catering + Events
  • And More!
» click for bio «Elise Finch
» click for bio «Dana Tyler

Show off your brim hats, fascinators & your favorite headwear!

Susan G. Komen Greater NYC is on a mission: No one should die from breast cancer. Join the sisterhood as we fight to educate our community on the importance of breast cancer screening and early detection. Together, we will create more survivors.

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Presented by:
CBS 2 || WLNY 10/55

Sponsored by:

© 2018 Komen Greater NYC
Janelle Burrell

Janelle Burrell is an Emmy nominated general assignment reporter for CBS 2 and WLNY 10/55.

She joined the station in March 2013, contributing to the news team’s coverage of major events, ranging from the deadly Metro North train crash in the Bronx to the Tri-State area playing host to the 2014 Super Bowl.

Burrell is a native New Yorker, born in Brooklyn and raised in Poughkeepsie, and has spent most of her career working across the Empire State. Burrell joined the CBS 2 team after working as a reporter and fill-in anchor for News 12 Westchester.
Prior to News 12, Burrell worked in upstate New York at Time Warner Cable News (formerly YNN Syracuse) as a reporter in their Binghamton bureau.

Before beginning her on-air career, Burrell worked behind the scenes at Fox 5 in Manhattan and at MSNBC. She also spent time as a freelance reporter for Brooklyn Independent Television while earning her master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism where she was an Andrew Goodman Foundation Scholar. Burrell has a bachelor’s degree in English and a minor in biology from Penn State.

In addition to her New York Emmy nomination, Burrell’s work has been recognized by the Syracuse Press Club and the New York Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists

Elise Finch

Elise Finch is an Emmy Award winning meteorologist who joined the WCBS weather team in April 2007.  Ms. Finch came to CBS from NBC where she served as a meteorologist for the “Early Today Show,” MSNBC, and NBC Weather Plus.

Prior to NBC, Ms. Finch was the weekend weather anchor at the CBS affiliate in Phoenix, Arizona. Before that, she was an anchor and reporter at the CBS and FOX affiliates in Youngstown, Ohio and the ABC affiliate in Austin, Minnesota. Finch started her career in television behind the scenes at E! Entertainment Television, where she served as a production coordinator for special projects and live events.

Finch was raised in Mount Vernon, New York and graduated from Mount Vernon High School. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Georgetown University where she received one of the prestigious President’s Awards. She went on to earn a Master of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism from Syracuse University. Ms. Finch completed the Broadcast Meteorology Program at Mississippi State University and holds the seal of approval from the American Meteorological Society.

Finch enjoys taking part in community events. She has emceed events for the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater New Jersey, the Westchester Library System, the Mount Vernon High School Hall of Fame and also JDRF Walk for a Cure. Ms. Finch is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the American Meteorological Society.  She currently lives in Westchester County.

Dana Tyler

Dana Tyler anchors CBS 2 News at 6 p.m. She joined WCBS-TV in 1990 as weekend co-anchor and reporter.

An integral part of the news team, Tyler is proud to mark her 28th year at CBS 2. In August of 2014,Dana received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the New York Association of Black Journalists. In 2012, she received a New York Emmy Award for Community Service, for co-hosting the “The Tunnel to Towers Memorial Run”. In addition to numerous New York Emmy Award nominations over the years, she was nominated in 2012 for her report “Amy’s Story” in the Health Special: “Race for the Cure”. In 2010, she received two Emmy Awards for anchoring the Breaking News Story: “Flight 1549 Lands in the Hudson River” and for her reporting of “Heather and Stacy’s Story” in “Race for the Cure”. In 2003, Tyler received Emmy Awards for anchoring the Breaking News Story: “New York City Blackout” and for anchoring the Outstanding Single Newscast: “CBS 2 News at 11: City Hall Shooting.” In 1996, she received an Emmy for anchoring the Outstanding Single Newscast: “New York City Subway Firebombing”.

In 2011, Tyler was honored by the Friars Club in its annual “Salute to News Veterans.” In 2007, she was honored in the McDonald’s annual salute to “Black Broadcast Legends” and in 2006 she received a New York Association of Black Journalists Award for her report on Broadway’s “The Color Purple”.

In addition to general assignment reporting and feature stories, Tyler has hosted the “Tunnel to Towers Run” and participated in CBS 2 sponsored events including the Susan G. Komen “Race for the Cure” which raises awareness about breast cancer.

Tyler served for more than a decade on the Board of Trustees of Learning Leaders, the 7,000-member volunteer organization which was dedicated to the education of New York City public school students. In 2008, she received an honorary Doctorate of Letters degree from St. John’s University at Staten Island. In 2007, she was honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award from her alma mater, Worthington High School in Worthington, Ohio. In 2001, she received the Alumni Award for Distinguished Service from Boston University’s School of Management from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in marketing and broadcast journalism.

Tyler began her broadcasting career as an intern at WCOL Radio and WBNS-TV in Columbus, Ohio. She was a general assignment reporter and anchor for WBNS and received an Ohio Valley Emmy Award in 1988 as Outstanding Anchor for her work on the popular “Heart of Ohio” broadcasts.

In 1990, she and the late Reggie Harris became the first African-American anchor team in New York on WCBS-TV. She is honored to celebrate her great-grandfather’s historic brave and historic. Ralph Waldo Tyler was a newspaper reporter and editor in Columbus and the first accredited African-American war correspondent to report on African-American soldiers stationed overseas during World War I

Cleo Wade

Cleo Wade works to promote a more peaceful, loving, and accepting world for all through poetry, community building, storytelling, public art, and her uplifting social media presence. Cleo believes that kindness is easier than you think, bravery belongs to all of us, and love is something we all deserve (especially the kind that lives within yourself). She has been featured on lists of America’s 50 Most Influential Women by Marie Claire and 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company, along with features in VogueElleNew YorkEssenceWGlamour and The New York Times.

Beverly Bond

BEVERLY BOND is a women’s empowerment leader, entrepreneur, mentor, philanthropist, celebrity DJ, cultural curator, and social innovator. In 2006, Bond founded BLACK GIRLS ROCK! and created the annual BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Awards to celebrate the excellence and dynamic accomplishments of black women across sectors. Bond’s work as a businesswoman and community leader has earned her prestigious accolades and recognition, from being included on Ebony magazine’s Power 100 list of most influential African Americans to two Gracie Awards, three NAACP Image Awards, and beyond.

Ursula Augustine

URSULA AUGUSTINE’S “Occu-PASSION” is bringing one’s internal beauty to the surface.

With over 25+ years of experience in the cosmetic and beauty industry, Ursula is a board certified cosmetologist, professional makeup artist, and Owner of Ursula’s about Phace Rittenhouse Make up Studio – an Allure magazine anointed “Hot Spot” for Philadelphia.

Philadelphia Magazine has awarded Ursula with five BEST OF PHILLY awards and she holds the unique distinction of having received a citation from the U.S. House of Representatives as well as a letter of appreciation from the U S Navy.

A brand specialist, retailer, & educator, she also incorporates her artistic expertise into philanthropic involvement by generously donating her time, talent, and resources to a variety of non profit programs and organizations. Ursula truly believes in maintaining the delicate balance of both inner and outer beauty. 

“Ursula takes all the intimidation out of makeup. An expert who’s known for her soothing demeanor as much as for her skills with a brush…” – INSTYLE MAGAZINE. 

Dr. Donna-Marie Manasseh

Dr. Donna-Marie Manasseh is the Director of Breast Surgery at the Maimonides Breast Cancer Center in Brooklyn, NY. Prior to joining the Maimonides team, Dr. Manasseh was the Co-Director of the Women’s Breast Center and the Chief of Breast Surgery at Stamford Hospital. Under her leadership, the Women’s Breast Center at Stamford Hospital became the first center to be accredited by the American College of Surgeon’s National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. Dr. Manasseh completed her general surgery residency at NY Presbyterian and her breast surgical oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Dr. Manasseh is a strong advocate of empowering women by educating them about breast health and disease, in the hopes that this education will lead to earlier detection of breast disease and a better chance of being cured. She has published several chapters on breast disease and has co-authored a textbook relating to breast disease and evaluation. She is also a member of several societies which promote breast health, including the American College of Surgeons, the American Society of Breast Surgeons, the National Consortium of Breast Centers and the American Society of Breast Disease, and remains a surveyor for the American College of Surgeons National Accreditation Program for Breast Cancers, whose goal is to evaluate breast centers across the country to ensure they are providing quality care to women in their communities.

Dr. Manasseh has participated in many conferences and speaking engagements to promote breast health and help women make the right health decisions. She has been the recipient of several awards, most notably the Magida Award from the Fairfield County Medical Association and the Rosenthal Family Foundation, given to a physician who has shown a notable capacity for patient treatment and care and a special sensitivity to patient-physician relationships. She was also recognized by the American Cancer Society and was awarded the Star of Hope Award, as well as the American Red Cross Hero Award in Medicine. Dr. Manasseh is included in the Castle-Connolly Guide to Top Doctors New York Metro Region.