LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – Redskins owner Daniel M. Snyder will present the American Cancer Society Mother of the Year Award to his wife, Tanya Snyder, during a luncheon at The Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, May 8 at 11:30 a.m. Veteran journalist Cokie Roberts will serve as master of ceremonies for the event.
The Mother of the Year Award honors remarkable women who successfully balance business initiatives and philanthropic campaigns, all while considering their most important jobs to be mothers and wives. The award also recognizes the exemplary work, compassion and dedication honorees have toward the advancements in cancer treatment, detection and prevention.
As a breast cancer survivor, Mrs. Snyder has become a prominent presence in the fight against breast cancer. She serves as the NFL's National Spokesperson for Breast Cancer Awareness in the league's "A Crucial Catch" initiative, and is the driving force behind the Zeta Tau Alpha THINK-PINK campaign, as well as the franchise's annual All-Stars Survivors Celebration.
The Snyder's three children, along with several Redskins players and coaches, schedules permitting, will join hundreds of cancer researchers, business professionals and philanthropists to honor Mrs. Snyder at the exclusive luncheon. Traditionally held in New York City, the 2013 Mother of the Year Award marks the inaugural Washington, D.C. luncheon.
Previous American Cancer Society Mother of the Year recipients include Katie Couric, Kathie Lee Gifford, Vera Wang, Candice Bergen, Charlotte Ford, Anne Ford, Dana Reeve, Tory Burch, Grace Hightower DeNiro, and Ann Curry amongst others.
Proceeds from the awards luncheon will directly benefit the American Cancer Society's lifesaving and life-enhancing programs in cancer research, patient services, advocacy and educational campaigns. For more information on the American Cancer Society or the Mother of the Year luncheon, visit www.cancer.org.
Media interested in attending the event must R.S.V.P. with Angela Alfano of Redskins Public Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org or (703) 447-5629 no later than Tuesday, May 7 at 5 p.m. Interview requests or questions regarding the American Cancer Society Washington, D.C. Mother of the Year Award can also be directed to Alfano.