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The Foundation for Ellis Medicine's Women's Night Out

Amy Robach

Women's Night Out Featured Speaker ...

2015 Headliner: We'll be Announcing our Featured Speaker Soon!

Every year, Women's Night Out brings a nationally recognized featured speaker to the Capital Region to provide a memorable talk on life, career and health topics. 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. We're close to announcing this year's speaker so be sure to check back in with us.

2014 Speaker Robach was an Inspiration to Attendees!

Amy Robach was our 2014  Women's Night Out speaker. The ABC News correspondent spoke about her personal battle with breast cancer during her motivational and heartfelt presentation.

In October 2013, Robach received some life-altering news when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.  As part of Good Morning America Goes Pink Day in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and at the urging of her colleague, Robin Roberts, she had her first mammogram (broadcast live in front of millions of viewers). Since Robach was 40, the recommended age women should start getting mammograms, producers felt that she would be the perfect person to help raise awareness about the importance of early detection and participate in the first ever live television mammogram. A few weeks later, Robach received the devastating news that she had breast cancer.  She underwent a double mastectomy and is currently undergoing treatment. Robach says the decision to have that on-air mammogram was “the difference between life and death.” She will soon chronicle her journey of what it’s like living with and treating her cancer in a new book. Having covered the tragedies and triumphs of others for nearly 20 years as a journalist, Robach wants to share her story-a road that so many have traveled before and help pave the way for those who unfortunately will follow.  She says, “nothing is the same, everything changes, but the fight to live joyfully has been ignited.”





2015 Women's Night Out

SAVE THE DATE: October 1 @ Proctors Theatre, Schenectady


Thank you for a great 2014 event!


More than 500 women from around the Capital Region attended Ellis Medicine's Women’s Night Out event  for a night of shopping, networking, and education on healthy life choices. All proceeds from Women’s Night Out supported women's health services at Bellevue Woman's Center and the Neil and Jane Breast & Heart Health Center.

2015 Headliner: We'll be Announcing our Featured Speaker Soon!

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. 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.  We're close to announcing this year's speaker!

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

Plans are underway for the 2015 Women's Night Out. Please check back in the coming weeks for more information. 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.