Tunnel to Towers Footsteps to the Future Gala
The gala featured a rousing performance of “Proud to be an American” by Lee Greenwood. Movie star Mark Wahlberg attended the gala to show his support as well and help raise needed funds.
Komen Impact Awards
The video focused on the story of Jessica Winkler who was diagnosed with breast cancer at the shocking age of 28 and was the centerpiece of the Impact Awards. She was a nursing student at the time and didn’t have health insurance.
Through the help of a Komen funded program, Peconic Bay Medical Center, Jessica was able to get insurance days before her lifesaving double mastectomy.
Today Jessica is paying it forward as a nurse and helping women recover physically and emotionally, thanks to the funds raised by Komen. The video was recognized by the Summit Awards.
Tommy Hilfiger was presented the 1997 Fashion Medal of Honor for Fashion Leadership at an elaborate awards ceremony, in the Natural Museum of History, in New York City.
The Fashion Footwear Association of New York (FFANY) Fashion Medal of Honor awards annually are one of the most prestigious awards in the fashion industry.
Hilfiger was honored for his overall contribution to the fashion industry. Hilfiger designs are the most versatile in the fashion industry.
Kenneth Cole was honored with the Fashion Medal of Honor for Footwear Design. He was selected for his creative designs, for his tireless dedication to community service, charity work, and his witty, groundbreaking advertising.