Oprah chatted with Lauren in front of guests such as Michael J. Fox, Brian Williams, Anna Wintour, Martha Stewart and Naomi Watts at the event. Some proceeds from the event also went to the Lincoln Center.
The Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care and Prevention is a community based Center for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer through new models of patient care, research, education and outreach designed to address the unique needs of the community. The Center, made possible by a generous gift from the Ralph Lauren Corporation, is a partnership with Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Located in East Harlem, New York, just one block from historic 125th Street, the Center features a warm, friendly environment where guests can count on personalized attention.
“I am proud of the Ralph Lauren Center, the people who fight cancer every day, and the community the center serves,” said Lauren when the center opened. "There are wonderful doctors here and patient navigators who help make treatment accessible, affordable and personal.
“I remember growing up in the Bronx, when health care was not readily available, and seared in my memory is one particular moment when my mother had a health scare and panicked about where she could turn for help. I hope that the Ralph Lauren Center answers that question. The center serves anyone who walks through its door. So please get screened and encourage others as well. We can save lives. One of them could be yours.”
Find out more about the facility here.