Once a year for the past three years, female TV news personalities have come together to wear pink and raise money for a local deserving cause. They call themselves “newsbabes.”
This year the charity group will host its annual Bash for Breast Cancer on June 27, and organizers are expecting it to be the biggest event yet. The fundraiser will be at The Hamilton and will raise money for Howard University Cancer Center, which specializes in research and prevention of cancer among minorities.
Hosts of this year’s event include many DC-based female anchors and reporters for news networks and affiliates. The list includes CBS News’ Margaret Brennan, Fox News’ Jennifer Griffin, Bloomberg’s Megan Hughes and Brianna Kevlar of CNN, among many others.
A group of male anchors, called the “Newsmen in Pink,” from the same stations will be participating as well. That list has yet to be announced, though we’re told NBC’s Luke Russert and Doug Kammerer will be there. Last year, the group did everything from scooping gelato to serve cupcakes.
Specialty cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and other treats will be served and DJ Flounder will provide the music. The music choice sounds fishy, but no word yet on whether there will be seafood on the menu.
Last years event drew 300 people and raised $18,000 (for the George Washington University Mammovan), and organizers are hoping to raise attendance by 100 people and top the $18,000 donation this year.
If you’re interested in attending, tickets are $75 and can be purchased on Newsbabes’ website.