Community Events

Engaging with greater New York to transform community health

Through extensive outreach and educational efforts, the Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care works to increase cancer awareness, support those affected by cancer and enhance the health and wellbeing of everyone in the community.

Ongoing Events

Sep 01, 2018

Free Prostate Cancer Screenings Beginning September 1 at the Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. Screening and early diagnosis may improve survival rates and lower the treatment side effects. To learn more about a free prostate screening call the Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care at 212-987-1777.

Note: Initial prostate cancer screenings at the Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care are free.

Past Events 2016

Oct 01, 2016

Positively Pink Luncheon

Positively Pink Luncheon at Greater Refuge Temple, 2081 Adam Clayton Powell Junior Boulevard New York, NY 10027. This event was for breast cancer awareness month, and focused on breast cancer prevention and nutrition.

Apr 11, 2016

National Minority Cancer Awareness Week

Join the Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care in a series of events promoting increased awareness of prevention and treatment among minority populations that are at greater risk of developing cancer. The week’s emphasis gives social workers, physicians, nurses, health care professionals and researchers an opportunity to focus on high-risk populations and to develop creative approaches to battling cancer problems unique to these communities.

For more information, please call us at (212) 987-1777.

Past Events 2015

Nov 19, 2015

Lung Cancer Screening Information Event

The Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care hosted a lung cancer screening information event in partnership with the New York State of Health and MetroPlus Health Plan. Attendees learned more about screening options and heard from elected officials, Assemblyman Keith Wright and Senator Bill Perkins of the 70th District. A Certified Application Counselor was available for insurance assistance and enrollment.

Oct 05, 2015

Bristol-Myers Squibb Global Patient Week Event

The Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation hosted two panels featuring grantees, including the Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care, at the company’s headquarters in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. CEO and Medical Director Gina Villani talked about the Center’s partnership with the Foundation around lung cancer screening. Employees from around the world, including leadership, watched the panel live on BMS TV.

Oct 01, 2015

Pink Pony Walk

Once again this year, employees from the Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care joined Ralph Lauren employees for a walk in Central Park to kick off Pink Pony month in October. Ralph Lauren spoke proudly of the Center’s work, and welcomed staff representatives up to the stage with him.

Sep 29, 2015

An Evening in Celebration of Pink Pony at Macy’s Herald Square

In partnership with L’Oreal and Macy’s, Ralph Lauren celebrated Pink Pony, its worldwide initiative to reduce disparities in cancer care and ensure that access to quality treatment is available to everyone. The evening featured special guest Nacho Figueras and a preview of this year’s Pink Pony collection. The Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care’s CEO, Gina Villani, MD, MPH was a featured speaker.

Jul 25, 2015

Gunther Avenue Block Association Family Day

The Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care helped celebrate the Gunther Avenue Block Association’s 5th Annual Family Day in the Bronx. There was a cookout, featured information from community groups, storytelling from the New York City Public Library and speeches by community leaders.

Jul 18, 2015

Pampered & PINK 1st Annual Summertime Beauty Bash

Pampered & PINK held their 1st Annual Summertime Beauty Bash, a beauty event for breast cancer patients at the Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care. Attendees received makeovers by professional makeup artists and hair stylists.

Mar 28, 2015

Visit from Shades of a Cure

Shades of a Cure visited the Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care to donate bras for breast cancer patients.

Past Events 2014

Sep 28, 2014

9th Annual CHHR Health Walk, Fair

The Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care took part in CHHR’s (Communities of Harlem Health Revival) 9th Annual Health Walk and Fair at the Riverbank State Park to promote cancer awareness.

Aug 07, 2014

Council Member Mark Levine’s Summer Fair

Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care along with a diverse collection of city agencies and community organizations participated in New York City Council Member Mark Levine’s Summer Fair. Community members from the 7th District had the opportunity to learn more about health, culture, immigration, employment, housing and other resources available in their neighborhood.

Jul 19, 2014

Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care Community Health Fair

The Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care hosted a community health fair on East 124th Street (between Madison and Park Avenues), featuring a giant colon, Zumba classes and booths from community partners and other local health care providers.