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Sandra Lee

Women's Night Out Featured Speaker ...

Sandra Lee
Sandra Lee, a multi-Emmy® and Gracie award-winner, is an internationally-acclaimed expert in all things kitchen and home.  She is the editor in chief of Sandra Lee Magazine and the host of four highly rated culinary programs on Food Network and Cooking Channel:  “Restaurant Remakes,” “Sandra’s Money Saving Meals,” “Semi-Homemade Cooking” and “Taverns, Lounges & Clubs.”  Additionally, Sandra is the host of HGTV’s “Sandra Lee Celebrates,” a series of primetime entertaining specials.

She is the national spokesperson for Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign and the anchor of their largest annual fundraiser, The Great American Bake Sale.  She also works with numerous philanthropic organizations including The Elton John Aids Foundation, Citymeals-on-Wheels, The Bowery Mission, God’s Love We Deliver, Food Banks across New York state and America as well as Central Park Conservancy and is a founding member of UNICEF®’s Board of Directors, Los Angeles chapter.  Since 2002, Sandra has written 24 cookbooks and a memoir Made From Scratch.





2015 Women's Night Out

SAVE THE DATE: October 1 @ Proctors Theatre, Schenectady


2015 Headliner: Sandra Lee!

More than 600 women from around the Capital Region attend Ellis Medicine's Women’s Night Out each year for a night of shopping, networking, and education on healthy life choices. All proceeds from Women’s Night Out support women's health services at Bellevue Woman's Center and the Neil and Jane Breast & Heart Health Center.

Every year, Women's Night Out brings a nationally recognized featured speaker to the Capital Region to provide an inspirational talk on life, career and health topics. We are thrilled to announce that TV Personality & Internationally Acclaimed Chef, Sandra Lee will be headlining this year's Women's Night Out!

Past headliners have included Amy Robach, of Good Morning America, Hoda Kotb of the TODAY show, Giuliana Rancic, of the E! TV network, and actress Ann Jillian.  

Ticket Information

Tickets for Women’s Night Out go on sale August 2015 for $100 each, which includes a vendor fair, dinner, educational panel and keynote presentation. More information to follow in the coming weeks.

Special Thanks

We are deeply grateful to Neil and Jane Golub for the leadership, vision and generosity they contribute to making Women's Night Out such a meaningful and successful event each year.

Contact Us

If you are interested in learning more about Women's Night Out or would like to be a vendor for 2015, please call the Foundation for Ellis Medicine at 518.243.4600. 

2014 Vendor List

  • Ellis Medicine 
  • Arbonne International
  • A New England Nanny
  • Bumble Beads Boutique
  • CNY Fertility & CNY Healing Arts
  • Patricia Becker Designs
  • CapitalCare Med Esthetics
  • K Plastic Surgery/Albany Laser
  • Scentsy Wickless Candles
  • Sondra's Fine Jewelry
  • CABI-Carol Anderson by Invitation
  • Rumors Salon & Spa
  • Ellis Medicine
  • Times Union
  • Price Chopper
  • MVP
  • Smith & Jones
  • Pampered Chef
  • Burke & Casserly
  • Mary Kay Cosmetics
  • Take Shape for Life
  • Cooler Gifts to Go
  • RM Irish Jewels
  • Futia Formalware
  • Cutco Cutlery
  • Union Graduate College
  • Independent Fashion Consultant
  • Silpada Designs
  • Stella & Dot
  • All Good Things
  • Rudy Ciccotti Family Recreation Center

Videos from the 2011 Women's Night Out Panel Discussion

Women 2 Women   Women's Night Out Panel Q&A 2011 Women's Night Out With Dirk Inglehart, MD. 2011 Women's Night Out With Howard Schlossberg, MD 2011 Women's Night Out With Usula A. Matalonis, MD 2011

WNO 2014 Panel Discussion

Each year, Women's Night Out features an informative educational session on a health topic important to women. This portion of the evening allows you to hear from leading health and wellness experts and ask questions in an interactive session.

The 2014 panel discussion, “Reasons for Hope: Breast Cancer Care & Research Today”  will feature leading medical professionals Myra Biblowit, Christopher Dolinsky, M.D., Arvind Mahatme, M.D., and Hiromi Mahon, M.D. These healthcare experts will discuss and share information on what women need to know when it comes to the latest in breast cancer research and care. The panel will be hosted by WRGB CBS6-Albany.


2014 Panelists

Myra Biblowit, President, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®

As President of The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® (BCRF) since 2001, Myra Biblowit has led the rapid growth of a strong, efficient and highly regarded international breast cancer organization whose mission is to prevent and cure breast cancer.  BCRF advances the world's most promising research to eradicate breast cancer in our lifetime, having raised more than $500 million to fuel discoveries in tumor biology, genetics, prevention, treatment, survivorship and metastasis. Myra has led successful capital campaigns for many of New York City premier institutions, including the NYU Langone Medical Center, Mount Sinai Medical Center, and the American Museum of Natural History.  She holds a BA from Tufts University and a Masters in Social Welfare from the Heller School at Brandeis University.

Christopher Dolinsky, M.D.

Dr. Christopher Dolinsky presently serves as the chief of the Division of Radiation Oncology at Ellis Hospital. Dr. Dolinsky is a board certified radiation oncologist who has been practicing in the Capital Region for over six years. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and completed his residency training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, PA. He resides in Saratoga Springs with his wife, two sons and two dogs.

Arvind Mahatme, M.D., M.S.H.A.

Dr. Arvind Mahatme serves as the Medical Director of the Ellis Breast Care Program, and leads Ellis Breast Surgery in offering evaluation and surgical procedures such as lumpectomies, mastectomies and other breast surgeries.

Dr. Mahatme earned his Doctor of Medicine at University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, Fla. and his Master’s of Science in Health Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va.  He completed his surgical residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Neb and then obtained a Surgical/ Breast Oncology fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University.  He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery, and was a previous staff surgeon at the Black Hills Health Care System/Fort Meade VA Hospital, Fort Meade, S.D. and at Sentara Medical Group/Sentara Health System, Hampton, Va.

Hiromi Mahon, M.D.

Dr. Hiromi Mahon is a Primary Care physician with the Ellis Medical Group, offering comprehensive treatment and care for adults and children at Ellis Primary Care in Schenectady. She sees patients of all ages for the comprehensive care and full range of services from regular check-ups/physicals, sick visits and immunizations, to education (diet, exercise, and smoking cessation) and the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses and injuries. Dr. Mahon completed her residency at Ellis Medicine’s Family Medicine Residency Program and earned her medical degree at the American University of Antigua College of Medicine.  She is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.