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Record-Breaking Go Red Luncheon with Joan Lunden Raises $1.1 Million

May 17, 2017

A record crowd, vitually all dressed in bright red turned out for the 13th Annual American Heart Association Houston Go Red For Women Luncheon with featured speaker Joan Lunden to raise $1.1 million for the American Heart Association Houston chapter. Congratulations!

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Cancer survivor and end-of-life-care advocate Joan Lunden

May 17, 2017

Joan Lunden sits down with Rob Caldwell and WCHS to talk cancer, end of life planning, and summers in Maine. Take a look.

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What is an advance directive and why should you have one?

May 17, 2017

Joan Lunden was the keynote speaker at the Hospice of Southern Maine Annual Thresholds Conference. She spoke about how she was not fully prepared when she suddenly had to take care of her mother. She recommends that you have a conversation with your aging parents about their wishes and with your own children about your wishes and consider an Advanced Healthcare Directive in order to have a better plan in place for when the time comes that more care is needed. Read more here.

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Joan Lunden Shares Secrets of her Success: Stillwater News Press

April 27, 2017

Lunden served as keynote speaker for the Women for OSU philanthropy symposium Thursday and shared stories about her career and the lessons she’s learned along the way. “You have to be willing to risk not being great to learn how to be great” - Joan Lunden

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Joan Lunden headlines Women for OSU Symposium

April 27, 2017

A crowd gathered in Gallagher-Iba Arena on Thursday but not for an athletic event. The Oklahoma State University Foundation held the ninth annual Women for OSU Symposium with a keynote address from Joan Lunden about about the importance of women in the workforce, taking risks and finding the balance between work and life.

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Breast Cancer Survivor Joan Lunden wants Government to Improve Screening Guidelines

April 25, 2017

Joan Lunden was a speaker at a Pink Angels Memorial Foundation event in Hollywood, Florida. She said the push to weaken screening guidelines concerns her, because most women already walk around in denial about the statistics. Read more here.

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Jane Pauley, Joan Lunden, David Hartman Reunite at NAB

April 24, 2017

At the end of the opening session there was a reunion of sorts between Pauley, David Hartman and Joan Lunden. Pauley, then co-anchor of the Today show, competed against Hartman and Lunden who were co-anchors of Good Morning America. Hartman and Lunden were here accepting the NAB’s Distinguished Service Award.

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Journalist Joan Lunden shares battle with cancer with Bakersfield Eyewitness News

April 19, 2017

Award-winning journalist Joan Lunden went public with her battle with breast cancer three years ago. Today, Lunden is a cancer survivor. Lunden and Kim Thiboldeaux, CEO of Cancer Support Community, joined Eyewitness News on Wednesday morning to discuss the support available for those battling cancer and their friends and family.

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Memorial Cancer Institute hosts Wellness and Empowerment Forum with Joan Lunden

April 14, 2017

Award winning television journalist, best-selling author and breast cancer survivor Joan Lunden will join Memorial Healthcare System physicians on Thursday, April 20 for a free lecture hosted by Memorial Cancer Institute during its First Annual Wellness and Empowerment Forum.

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Amarillo Globe-News: Joan Lunden to Keynote Laura W. Bush Institute’s Power of the Purse

April 2, 2017

Joan Lunden is driven by her own health issues and will be the keynote speaker at Laura W. Bush Institute’s Power of the Purse event Thursday, April 6 at the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Heritage Ballroom. She will share the story of her battle with her own health crisis and celebrate the progress being made in gender medicine and women's health.

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Joan Lunden to be honored by National Association of Broadcasters

March 28, 2017

Former 'Good Morning America' Hosts David Hartman and Joan Lunden to Receive Distinguished Service Award at 2017 NAB Show WASHINGTON, D.C.-- Popular media personalities and former co-hosts of ABC’s “Good Morning America,” David Hartman and Joan Lunden will receive the NAB Distinguished Service Award (DSA) during the 2017 NAB Show in Las Vegas. The duo will accept their awards at the NAB Show Opening, sponsored by Blackmagic Design, on Monday, April 24. Each year, the NAB DSA recognizes members of the broadcast community who have made significant and lasting contributions to the industry. Previous award recipients include Bob Woodruff, Jerry Lewis, Jorge Ramos, Bob Schieffer, Michael J. Fox, Mary Tyler Moore, President Ronald Reagan, Edward R. Murrow, Bob Hope, Walter Cronkite and Oprah Winfrey, among others. “Millions of Americans remember starting their day with the trusted voices of David Hartman and Joan Lunden during their years hosting ‘Good Morning America,’” said NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith. “We honor their remarkable careers, their service to broadcasting, and their ongoing commitment to public service with NAB’s highest honor.” The original host of “Good Morning America,” Hartman conducted more than 12,000 interviews with some of the world’s most influential public figures. In the early 1970s, he launched his own documentary production company with the goal of presenting constructive information to the American public. He has co-produced, written and hosted more than 60 hours of documentaries for the major television networks, PBS and cable. Hartman’s numerous journalism honors include National News and Documentary Emmys and the Aviation and Space Writers Journalism Award. He and then Governor Ronald Reagan were honored together by the San Francisco Press Club for their community service efforts. He continues to produce and write a dozen programs each year on the history of American military aviation and its efforts in space. Lunden became the co-host of “Good Morning America” in 1980 and went on to be the longest-running female host ever on early morning television. For nearly two decades, Lunden reported from 26 countries, covered five presidents, five Olympics, and two royal weddings. During her tenure on “Good Morning America,” Lunden broke barriers as one of the first female anchors to remain on air during three pregnancies. One of the most recognized and trusted news personalities, Lunden has graced the covers of over 60 magazines and is a best-selling author. She is currently a special correspondent for NBC’s “Today” show and host of the CBS series “Your Health With Joan Lunden.” Lunden was honored with an ACE award for her Lifetime program, “Mother’s Day;” a Gracie Award for her RLTV program, “Taking Care with Joan Lunden;” and a Daytime Emmy in the Outstanding Special Category for her documentary, “America’s Invisible Children.” She also shares two Daytime Emmys with the cast and crew of “Good Morning America.” For her in-depth coverage of our Armed Forces in her Behind Closed Doors series, Lunden was awarded the Decoration for Distinguished Civilian Service Award, which is the highest honor that can be given to a civilian. As previously announced, the NAB Show Opening will be emceed by “CBS Sunday Morning” host Jane Pauley, and ABC News Chief Business, Technology and Economics Correspondent Rebecca Jarvis will interview Hearst President and CEO Steven Swartz. Also, NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith will provide the “State of the Broadcast Industry” Address. News media registration is available here. About NAB Show NAB Show, held April 22-27, 2017 in Las Vegas, is the world's largest convention encompassing The M.E.T. Effect, the convergence of media, entertainment and technology. With 103,000 attendees from 166 countries and 1,700+ exhibitors, NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and embrace content delivery to new screens in new ways. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless nationalities, NAB Show is where global visionaries convene to bring content to life in new and exciting ways. For complete details, visit About NAB The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America's broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at

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Symposium Offers Latest on Breast Cancer Research and Treatments

March 22, 2017

The symposium, titled “Screens, Genes and the Choices We Make,” was the third annual edition of the event put on by the Komen organization. Joan Lunden shared her story, moderated the evening, and reported live outside of a mobile mammography coach, an RV painted pink and equipped with 3D mammography equipment.

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Joan Lunden Delivers Keynote at Luncheon Benefit for Warren Village

March 2, 2017

The Denver Post covers Joan Lunden's keynote address at the Warren Village All Star Luncheon on Wednesday February 23 in Denver Colorado.

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Baylor Doctor Receives Grant to Help Understand Triple Negative Breast Cancer

February 23, 2017

Joan Lunden is in Houston visiting with Baylor College of Medicine oncologist Dr. Matthew Ellis, who received a grant in her name from the Breast Cancer Research Foundation for his work with triple negative breast cancer. NBC Affiliate KPRC's Health Reporter, Haley Hernandez, is on site with the story.

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Argentum Unveils Program Details for 2017 Senior Living Executive Conference Including Joan Lunden

February 13, 2017

The conference will close on Wednesday, May 3 with the Argentum 2017 Hero Awards Gala Dinner. Award-winning journalist Joan Lunden will host the event, where the industry will honor extraordinary individuals and innovative companies who are changing the future of aging in America.

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Joan Lunden to Moderate Susan G. Komen San Diego’s Dinner Symposium

February 8, 2017

Susan G. Komen San Diego will explore the latest innovations in breast cancer screening and treatment at its third annual dinner symposium, “Screens, Genes & The Choices We Make: A Conversation on Research, Treatment and Lifestyle, presented by Bank of America,” on March 16, 2017 at the Del Mar Marriott Hotel from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Noted journalist and breast cancer survivor Joan Lunden will moderate the event.

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Joan Lunden's war on cancer features treatments available in Houston

February 6, 2017

NBC Special Correspondent, Joan Lunden, has a special series called War on Cancer airing this week on the Today Show. She spoke with our health reporter, Haley Hernandez, about the series. Take a look.

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BioNJ’s Gateway Gala

January 19, 2017

BioNJ’s Gateway Gala to Salute Patients and the Innovator Companies Inspired by Them Thursday February 2, 2017 features a Keynote by Breast Cancer Survivor, Advocate & Former Good Morning America Host, Joan Lunden

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Inspirational Short Stories from Well-Known Cancer Survivors

January 5, 2017

"25 Women Who Survived Cancer" is a book that compiles the experiences of some well-known cancer survivors, including newscasters Robin Roberts and Joan Lunden, actresses Patti LuPone and Fran Drescher.

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Better After 50 Article: Joan Lunden's Advice for Navigating Conversations with Aging Loved Ones

December 15, 2016

The holiday season is a time when many of us reunite with family we might not see often. This makes it the perfect time to connect and create a long-term plan for your aging loved ones. Joan Lunden shares 5 ways to successfully navigate these critical discussions with family.

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