Women's Health And Counseling Center Honors Nationally Renown Dr. Donnica
Moore At Gala
2002 Imperial Ball Raises to New Heights as Celebrated Women's Health
Expert Chosen As Honoree for Fundraising Gala
Somerville, NJ (October 21, 2002) - Call it "women's intuition."
The Women's Health and Counseling Center (WHCC) has achieved new heights with
their prestigious and irreplaceable choice of Dr. Donnica Moore as Honoree for
the organization's 2002 Imperial Ball, to be held on Saturday, November 9, 2002
at the Bridgewater Marriot in Bridgewater NJ. The 29-year-old Somerset County-based
non-profit is dedicated to providing healthcare to women with barriers to traditional
Executive Director Carmita M. Padilla and Co-Chair Vivian Ahrens announced
the selection of Dr. Moore in recognition of her longstanding role as a champion
of women's health. WHCC Executive Carmita M. Padilla enthused, "Women's
Health and Counseling Center has an awesome responsibility to bring healthcare
to thousands of women who are outside the network of traditional medicine. One
of the most significant reasons we are delighted to honor Dr. Moore and eager
to embrace her as our treasured representative for Women's Health and Counseling
Center is that she is profoundly aware of the special healthcare needs of women.
As a national advocate for women's health, she has emphasized the imperative
of providing prompt and adequate primary healthcare to all. We are ecstatic
to have Dr. Donnica as our celebrated guest and dear friend, and we cannot wait
to share her with our esteemed guests on November 9."
Dr. Moore is a popular speaker for both medical and consumer audiences on topics
related to women's health, drug development, balancing work and family, and
also serves as a physician educator and media commentator. She is well known
for her engaging and entertaining style which she refers to as "Medicine
Lite": using humor as the spoonful of sugar that helps the medicine go
down. She has addressed numerous women's fairs, employee groups, consumer, professional
associations, and medical organizations. She is a founding co-chair of the annual
national Congress on Women's Health, now in its 10th year.
How the 2002 Imperial Ball Saves Lives
The funds generated by more than 300 guests attending The Imperial Ball directly
benefit those served by WHCC. This year, prominent corporate benefactors including
Merck & Co., Inc., Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical Inc., Pharmacia and other
distinguished corporations will join philanthropic individuals, business leaders
and the social cadre of Somerset County to make a difference. WHCC is committed
to its mission to provide high-quality, low-cost health care, health education
and sexual assault support services to women in need. The range of compassionate
and high-quality medical services includes such essential components as primary
care services, cancer education and early detection, family planning, and sexual
assault support services.
The 2002 Imperial Ball will be at the Bridgewater Marriot, Bridgewater, NJ
and promises to be an extraordinary and unforgettable night. The evening's theme
"Year of the Woman," which is conceived and executed by chair Vivian
Ahrens, plays on the intricate balances of feminity and power. Relying on an
Asian-inspired ambiance, Mrs. Ahrens has again achieved a signature event which
marvelously mixes the beauty, rarity and allure of Asia with the natural grace,
strength, leadership qualities and magnetism of today's most powerful, global
female role models. Fusing together the Eastern philosophies of mysticism with
the timeless powers of femininity, the 2002 WHCC "Year of the Woman"
ball is bound to touch the spirit of all who attend.
In grand style, guests will dance the night away to the exquisite compositions
of the Peter Duchin Orchestra. The gala's breath-taking décor and epicurean
delights are expected to draw the attention and admiration of all, and this
years' silent auction will be particularly exciting this year, with unique and
valuable items from the arts, fine dining, travel and entertainment realms.
About Dr. Donnica Moore
Dr. Moore is Founder and President of numerous women's health programs, including
DrDonnica.com, a popular women's health information website. Dr. Moore has appeared
on more than 200 national and regional television interviews and has done more
than 100 radio interviews on various women's health topics. She was the women's
health contributor for NBC's Later Today, appearing weekly from 1999-2000 covering
diverse women's health issues. Previously, she was a frequent guest on NBC's
Weekend Today Show. She has also appeared on "The Oprah Winfrey Show",
"The View", and CNN-International. Her voice was heard daily from
September 2000 through March 2002 on the nationally syndicated radio spot, "Dr.
Donnica's Women's Health Report" which aired in 132 markets. The audio
files and the transcripts for each of these spots can be found on www.DrDonnica.com.
Dr. Moore's 40 professional publications focus on women's health and career
issues. She is currently a member of the editorial board of the Journal of
Women's Health and the Medical Editor of Women In Medicine magazine,
the only lifestyle magazine for women physicians. Her articles have covered
women's health clinical and research issues, the drug discovery and development
process, osteoporosis, cervical cancer screening, product liability, the impact
of managed care on clinical research, media management of women's health and
Dr. Moore's presence on the Internet goes beyond her site at DrDonnica.com.
She is the Chairwoman of the Vitality for Life menopause education campaign
and website, www.menopausehealth.com. She is a medical advisory board member
for the Cosmetics Executive Women website. She is also the founder of Princeton
University's Alumni on-line discussion group "Parent-Net" which deals
with balancing work/family issues and is the Founder and President of Sapphire
Women's Health Group, a multimedia women's health education and communications
Dr. Moore has received more than 30 awards for her achievements in medicine
and business. Most recently, she has received the first "Alumnae Leadership
Award" from Princeton University's Women's Center. In 2000, Dr. Moore was
named "One of the Most Influential Forces in Healthcare Information Technology"
by Advance for Healthcare Technology magazine. She is the 1999 winner
of the New Jersey Commission on the Status of Women's Connie Woodruff Award
(for "the woman who has best demonstrated a major commitment to women's
issues and concerns"); the Soroptomist Woman of Distinction Award (for
her contributions to women's health); and the American Medical Women's Association
Calcium Education Nutrition Award (for the woman physician who has done the
most to advance osteoporosis education). Her work has been featured in more
than 40 periodicals such as Business Week, The New York Times,
and The Wall Street Journal.
Dr. Moore has been active in organized medicine for over 15 years. For 7 years
she served on the Board of Directors of the American Medical Women's Association
in several regional and national elected positions. She has also been a member
of the Boards of Directors of the Society for Women's Health Research and the
Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research. Dr. Moore was a founding
member and first co-chair of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
Corporate Advisory Board; a member of the Board of Trustees of the National
Council on Women's Health; and a member of the Board of Directors of Research!America,
a national coalition of over 300 organizations and institutions committed to
supporting biomedical research.
Women's Health & Counseling Center, led by Executive Director Carmita M.
Padilla, is a community-based, non-profit provider of personalized health care
for women, particularly those who may not be able to obtain such services from
traditional providers due to monetary, cultural, language or other barriers.
The organization's goal is to provide a safe haven where compassionate and high
quality services are available to all in need. Click
here for more information about the Women's Health and Counseling Center.
For more information about the 2002 Imperial Ball or Women's Health & Counseling
Center, call WHCC at (908) 526.2335, ext. 34, or Barbara L. Brown at (973) 541-5259.