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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 | 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.  

Schedule of events:

3:30pm | Robb Alley & GE Theater

  • Registration, Vendor Expo, Silent Auction and Food Stations catered by Mazzone Hospitality
*Please note that there will be no sit down dinner. Mazzone Hospitality will provide delicious food from 4pm - 7pm.

4:30pm | Key Hall Panel Discussion:

  • “ Breast Cancer Dialogue: Early Detection and Diagnosis” - Supported by WRGB - CBS 6 Albany

6:00pm | Main Theater Stage

  • VIP Reception, meet & greet with Sandra Lee (for Honorary Committee members)

7:00pm | Main Theater

  • Program Welcome
  • Jane Golub Leadership in Women’s Health Award presented to Dr. Judith Ruthberg
  • Featured Speaker Sandra Lee

Ticket Information

Tickets for Women’s Night Out are on sale for $100 each, which includes a vendor fair, dinner, educational panel and keynote presentation.

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. 

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 2015 panel discussion, “Breast Cancer Dialogue:Early Detection and Diagnosis”  will feature leading medical professionals Christopher Dolinsky, MD, Sara Raymond, MD, and Prathima Kanumuri, MD.These healthcare experts will discuss and share information on what women need to know when it comes to the latest in breast cancer diagnosis and care. The panel will be hosted by WRGB CBS6-Albany.


2015 Panelists

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 seven 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.

Prathima Kanumuri, M.D.

Dr. Prathima Kanumuri is part of Ellis Medical Group and practices at Ellis Breast Surgery in Schenectady. Most recently, Kanumuri was a breast oncoplastic fellow at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco. She earned her medical degree from Sri Ramachandra Medical College in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India and completed her residency in general surgery and research fellowship at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Mass. In addition, she was a teaching assistant at Tufts University and Baystate Medical Center. She completed a minimally invasive surgery fellowship at North Shore—Long Island Jewish Medical Center in Manhasset, as well as an interdisciplinary breast fellowship at the Yale University School of Medicine. She is board certified by the American Board of Surgery.

Sara Raymond, M.D.

Dr. Sara Raymond is a Radiologist for Schenectady Radiology.