May 31st , 2008

Venue: Waldorf Astoria
New York City, NY, USA

Event: The Maurer Foundation’s fifth annual Pink Diamond Ball (charity)

The Maurer Foundation for Breast Health Education held its fifth annual “Pink Diamond Ball” on May 31 at The Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan with more than 1,000 guests in attendance. The benefit raised over $1.6 million to support breast cancer prevention and early detection. Donna Hanover presided as the night’s emcee.

Singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow gave a powerful performance that had the crowd on its feet for more than an hour, singing along to the nine-time Grammy Award winner’s popular hits including “Gasoline,” “All I Wanna Do,” and “If It Makes You Happy.” Crow also shared details of her own breast cancer, calling herself the “poster child” for early detection, and lauded the important educational work of the Foundation on prevention and early detection of breast cancer.

The Foundation proudly honored Stephen J. Dannhauser, chairman of the global law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, who is a tireless supporter of the Foundation and its education programs. Under his leadership, the firm recently hosted a Maurer Foundation breast health program for Weil Gotshal employees, both women and men, which was simulcast to seven of the firm’s U.S. offices.

The Maurer Foundation is the only breast health education foundation whose mission is dedicated exclusively to the prevention and early detection of breast cancer. Through its free outreach, The Maurer Foundation has educated hundreds of thousands of individuals in community organizations and businesses such as Lehman Brothers, Pfizer, the NYPD, Chase Bank, and CosmoGirl.

Panache Magazine

Setlist (partial)

"All I Wanna Do"
"If It Makes You Happy"


Maurer Foundation Board chair Niki Gregory, Sheryl Crow, Maurer Foundation founder Dr Virginia Maurer, Donna Hanover.

Sheryl Crow and Stephen Dannhauser.

Photo Credits: Fifth Avenue Digital



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