“The Beacon of Hope” and “Light of Life” Awards reflect Main Line Health’s deep commitment to breast cancer advocacy
(Bryn Mawr, PA, October 28, 2016) – As Breast Cancer Awareness Month comes to a close, Main Line Health would like to congratulate Thomas Frazier, MD, and the breast cancer clinicians across the System for being honored by Susan G. Komen Philadelphia at their annual “Pink Tie Ball” earlier this month.
Susan G. Komen presented Jack Lynch, President and CEO of Main Line Health, the Beacon of Hope Award to recognize Main Line Health’s exceptional devotion to the Susan G. Komen organization and for their unique “brand” of support in the fight against breast cancer. Thomas Frazier, MD, breast surgeon and medical director of the Barbara Brodsky Comprehensive Breast Center and Breast Fellowship at Main Line Health’s Bryn Mawr Hospital, received the Light of Life Award, for his exceptional devotion to Susan G. Komen and for going far beyond the ordinary to advance its mission. The awards were presented by Elaine Grobman, CEO, Philadelphia affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
“I am honored to have accepted Susan G. Komen’s Beacon of Hope Award on behalf of Main Line Health,” says Lynch. “At Main Line Health, we know that breast cancer is about more than a medical diagnosis and treatment—it’s about the education, support and resources we provide patients and their families to help them in this fight. Across the System, our skilled breast cancer team is dedicated to providing a comprehensive and holistic approach to treatment that includes the most advanced clinical techniques—and for that, I want to commend each of them for this incredible honor.”
“Being chosen to receive the Light of Life Award is truly humbling,” says Dr. Frazier. “For decades, my team and I have provided my patients with the same level of care that I would want my loved ones to receive. In fact, throughout their diagnosis, treatment and beyond, my patients do become my family members, and I can’t imagine doing anything else with my life.”
Lynch and Dr. Frazier, as well as staff and physicians from across Main Line Health, participated in tribute videos for the Pink Tie Ball. Dr. Frazier’s video can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xiJDsbMZUo; and Main Line Health’s video can be seen here: https://youtu.be/z2w0AOA8QXw.
“The Main Line Health family certainly stands among the leaders driving all we have achieved,” Grobman wrote in a letter to Lynch following the Pink Tie Ball. “Your passion and generosity helped form the foundations of giving and participation through our Pink Tie Ball community. Your enthusiasm for and confidence in the event, as well as the mission behind it, has been an inspiration to our staff, committee, volunteers, guests, and to me.”
Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit, while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. The Pink Tie Ball is Philadelphia’s second-largest annual fundraiser and Susan G. Komen’s only annual gala event. This year, the organization expects to raise more than $500,000 for its breast cancer mission.
Photo Captions: Photo 1 – Jack Lynch accepts the Beacon of Hope Award on behalf of Main Line Health from Susan G. Komen Philadelphia. Photo 2 – Dr. Frazier gives remarks after receiving the Light of Life Award at this year’s Pink Tie Ball.