Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Color me pink.

The Newsbabes

by senior columnist Brendan Kownacki
Photo by Neshan H. Naltchayan

NBC Correspondent Andrea Mitchell addressed the packed, pink-clad house of supporters at the annual Newsbabes Bash, held this year at the Howard Theatre, talking candidly about her own diagnosis with breast cancer. 

Mitchell revealed the condition at the end of one of her news programs in September 2011. 
She told the crowd that she felt she was almost out of place speaking on the topic since there were others who have endured so much more than her in the struggle against the disease. 
Mitchell's cancer was caught early and as a result she didn't require chemotherapy or radiation. 

She shared though that the early detection was key in hers and so many other cases, and that was why it was critical to support the GW Mobile Mammography Unit, the charitable beneficiary of Newsbabes. 

 In her own words: