Gerri Willis Is Making an Impact
After raising more than $20,000 last year, the Fox anchor has been honored at this year’s Susan G. Komen Impact Awards.
Gerri Willis and her team at this past year's Susan G. Komen 5k
Photo courtesy Fox Business News
Last year, Fox Business Network anchor Gerri Willis and her team raised more than $21,000 for the Susan G. Komen 5K Walk, placing Fox in the top 10 of all corporate donors. Willis, herself a stage-3 breast cancer survivor and longtime Hartsdale resident, has now just been honored by the Greater New York chapter of that same organization, in the 2018 Impact Awards.
Following a silent auction, Willis was bestowed the Surviving with Impact Award at a special luncheon yesterday, for her efforts in raising awareness and inspiring others to act and fight cancer. Other honorees included founder of Cancer and Careers Carlotta Jacobson, biotech firm Genentech, and Planned Parenthood of Nassau County.
“I’m grateful and humbled to receive the Image Award from folks I so respect, the Susan G. Komen Foundation,” Willis says. “Raising money to help women with breast cancer allowed me to give back in a small way to the friends, family and medical professionals who saw me through treatment. And, my biggest gratitude goes to my Fox Business Network and Fox News family and viewers who continue to support me and others through their contributions to Komen and warm thoughts on social media. Thank you!”
In her acceptance, Willis thanked her coworkers and Fox management profusely for their support, reiterating she told Westchester Magazine back in October: "The company is unbelievably supportive of women fighting breast cancer. When I was on sick leave and management called – the question was not 'When are you coming back to work?' but 'What can we do to help you?'"
You can check out coverage from the award ceremony below: