­            The newly formed Leon Hess Cancer Center Council at Monmouth Medical Center hosted the 23rd Annual Power of Pink Luncheon, an event benefiting the Leon Hess Cancer Center at Monmouth Medical Center in Little Silver.

­            This year’s event featured breast cancer survivor Amy Robach (from ABC’s Good Morning America and 20/20) as the celebrity speaker. ­The luncheon also featured the inaugural presentation of the Judith W. Dawkins Ambassador of Excellence Award to Ann Unterberg. For the past three decades, Unterberg has dedicated herself to helping the underserved, improving education, supporting the arts, as well as promoting conservation. She has served as a hospital trustee since 2005 and as chair of Monmouth Medical Center Foundation from 2011 to 2017. Along with her husband, Tom, she funded ­ The Unterberg Children’s Hospital, the ­ Thomas & Ann Unterberg Pediatric Emergency Department and several mammography suites in the Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center.