Breast Cancer Foundation Salutes Lifetime’s Black

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Lifetime Television CEO Carole Black will receive the “Humanitarian Award” Wednesday from the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Black will accept the award “on behalf of Lifetime marking a decade devoted to informing women about important health issues, most particularly breast cancer,” the foundation said in a prepared statement.

New York State first lady Libby Pataki will present the award to Black at the ceremony at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York, hosted by CBS’ The Early Show anchor Rene Syler.

J. Michael Bishop and Harold Varmus -- who shared the Nobel Prize in 1989 for their landmark research, which has led to a successful search for the genetic origins of cancer -- will receive the “Jill Rose Award” for scientific achievement.