Caring Advocate for Recovery through the Arts (CARA)

2020 CARA AWARD Recipients

​Conceived by Moving For Life Co-Founder Allison (Annie) Rosen, the Caring Advocate for Recovery through the Arts (CARA ) award is given in recognition of those who recognize and deepen the role the creative arts play in cancer recovery and the healing process.

Moving For Life 2020 CARA Awardee

Linda Tantawi

CEO, Susan G. Komen Greater NYC
Linda Tantawi’s work with a diverse universe of nonprofits has transformed lives and communities. Driving organizations to embrace innovation to deliver impact and excellence is a hallmark of her leadership. She builds teams and organizations empowered to be bigger, better, and bolder, so they can be the change they want to see in the world. She excels at turning organizations into communities while developing lifelong brand evangelists and having tons of fun along the way. Extensive expertise in working with patients and advocating on their behalf. Tantawi joined Komen Greater NYC as its Chief Executive Officer in January 2013 - leading the largest affiliate in the Komen network and serving as a member of the National Affiliate Leadership Council.
Moving For Life CARA Awardee

Daniel Eddy

Michelin-starred Chef, Owner & Chef of Winner Bakery/Cafe
Chef Daniel Eddy has brought delight to palates far and wide – earning Michelin stars for his French-inspired cuisine at Rebelle,  a fine-dining favorite (now closed) in Manhattan's Lower East Side. Prior to returning to his hometown of NYC, he showcased his talents at Spring in Paris. Continually reinventing himself, Eddy opened a new, neighborhood bakery/cafe in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Catering to families with daytime essentials like pastries, tasty sourdoughs, baguettes and scones, Eddy is bringing it back to basics, and opening up the night-time menu to surprise guest chefs. In his spare time he donates his talents to support NAACP-LDF, Loveland Foundation, and past Moving For Life Wine & Dine events.


Erin Fogarty

Erin Fogarty (2019)

Co-Founder of Dance Against Cancer, Director of Programming at Manhattan Youth Ballet, Ballet Dancer

Daniel Ulbricht (2019)

Co-Founder of Dance Against Cancer & Principal Dancer at NYC Ballet
Moving For Life CARA Awardee

Ann Ogden Gaffney (2018)

Founder & Author of Cook For Your Life
Moving For Life CARA Awardee

Marleen Meyers, MD (2018)

​Medical Oncologist and Director of the Cancer Survivorship Program at NYU Perlmutter Cancer Center
Moving For Life CARA Awardee

Greg Miller (2017)

Founder of New York City's Dance Parade
Moving For Life CARA Awardee


Emmy Award-Winning TV Producer, Film-maker, Founder of Mindful Films, Cancer Survivor
Moving For Life CARA Awardee

Laurel Kamen (2016)

Co-founder of the Alloro Collection, Breast Cancer Survivor & Advocate
Moving For Life CARA Awardee

Maria Schneider (2016)

Grammy Award Winning Composer, Conductor & Cancer Survivor
Marisa Acocella Marchetto

​Marisa Acocella Marchetto (2015)

Graphic Novelist, Philanthropist & Cancer Survivor
Florence Poulain

Florence Poulain (2015)

Dancer, Moving For Life Certified Instructor & Cancer Survivor
Moving For Life CARA Awardee

Martha Myers (2014)

Dancer, Educator & Cancer Survivor
Erdene Greene

Erdene Greene (2014)

Moving For Life Senior Associate Instructor

Catherine Gross (2012)

Moving For Life Certified Instructor & Cancer Survivor

Peter Barton (2012)

Film Director & Moving For Life Volunteer
Mitch Gaynor

Mitch Gaynor, MD (2011)

Freya Schnabel

Freya Schnabel, MD (2011)

Breast Surgeon

Bonnie McGlynn Deluca (2009)

Moving For Life Certified Instructor
Robin Glazer

Robin Glazer (2009)

Director of the Creative Center
Moving For Life CARA Awardee

Ruth Oratz, MD (2008)

Moving For Life CARA Awardee

Alison Estabrook (2008)

Chief of the Comprehensive Breast Center, Mount Sinai-Roosevelt Hospital