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Susan G. Komen for the Cure Gala

Over last weekend, the Susan G. Komen Foundation celebrated 30 years of research and education, including an A-list dinner for donors on Friday at the Kuwaiti Embassy.  The Kuwaiti dinner was the kickoff to a weekend full of activities sponsored by the Susan G. Komen Foundation, including the "Honoring the Promise" event at the Kennedy Center Saturday evening with Laura Bush.  The Kuwaiti Embassy holds a special place in my heart because I was honored at the Kuwaiti Embassy for my work as a youth ambassador to the Kuwait-American Foundation's "Do The Write Thing Campaign" which gives middle school students an opportunity to examine the impact of youth violence on their lives through classroom discussions and writings. 

The Komen for the Cure Gala was emceed by Good Morning America's Robin Roberts honored Ambassador Nancy Brinker, founder of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Teresa Heinz Kerry and Chicago First Lady Maggie Daley for their breast cancer awareness efforts and for battling the disease.

Other notable guests that attended last weekend's events included: actress Gabrielle Union, Sex and the City actress Cynthia Nixon, Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, Mayor Adrian Fenty and his wife Michelle, Ken and Jackie Duberstein, MSNBC's Chris Matthews, NBC's Meet the Press moderator David Gregory, Dan and Rhoda Glickman, Alan Greenspan and NBC's Andrea Mitchell, Chief of Staff to First Lady Michelle Obama Susan Sher and Debbie Dingell. 

 **All photographs by Vicky Pombo (The Hill- The Washington Scene)**