Hoda Kotb and Kay Unger to Receive Top Philanthropic Honor From City of Hope
Past honorees of The Spirit of Life Award include Fran Drescher, Kelly Ripa, Cindy Crawford, Paula Zahn, Mary Tyler Moore and Katie Couric. To purchase tickets, please visit www.cityofhope.org/eastend or contact Robyn Youkilis at 917-484-0095 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on City of Hope, visit www.cityofhope.org.
As part of the event, Saks Fifth Avenue has teamed with Kay Unger for a special event on Wednesday, April 29 taking place from 6 to 8 p.m. on Floor Four. During this event, Saks Fifth Avenue and Kay Unger New York will donate 10 percent of all Kay Unger fashions purchased by attendees to City of Hope. The event is open to the public.
About Hoda Kotb
Hoda Kotb is a co-host of NBC‘s “Today” and a correspondent for “Dateline NBC.” A seasoned reporter, she’s lent her distinctive style to a variety of national and international issues. She covered the destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina, a very personal story for Kotb who lived in New Orleans for six years. She has reported on the conflict in the Middle East and on the devastating effects of the 2004 tsunami in Southeast Asia.
One of the most compelling stories covered by Kotb was her own battle with breast cancer. She selflessly shared her journey with her television audience in the hopes of helping other women. Kotb has said that cancer made her fearless, giving her the assurance that she could handle anything. Through her grace and fortitude, she has touched millions of lives. She has also generously lent her support to the Libby Ross Breast Cancer Foundation.
Kotb is a four-time Emmy nominee. She has received the Gracie Award for Individual Achievement, the Alfred I du Pont-Columbia University Award, as well as an Edward R. Murrow Award and the prestigious Peabody.
Prior to joining NBC News, Kotb worked for the CBS affiliate in New Orleans as an anchor and reporter as well as in Florida, Illinois and Mississippi. She began her broadcast career with CBS News as a news assistant in Cairo, Egypt.