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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 healthcare.

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 disease management.

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 firm.

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.

About WHCC

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.

Media Contact

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.

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