This Friday at the Kennedy Center Susan G. Komen will host its annual “Honoring the Promise” gala.  In addition to the swanky affair, the organization’s Women in Media Committee will hold a special VIP reception to honor NBC Today co-host  Hoda Kotb.  Now in its second year, the reception highlights a woman in the media who has courageously and publicly shared her personal battle with breast cancer by recognizing her with the Rebecca Lipkin Award – named in honor of the late ABC News producer who lost her battle with breast cancer in 2009.

This year’s committee is chaired by Jen Griffin of Fox News and includes  CNN foreign affairs correspondent Jill Dougherty, political commentator Laura Ingraham, ABC’s Robin Roberts, Reuters correspondent Deborah Thomas, NBC’s Anne Thompson, NBC News’ Andrea Mitchell and  W*USA-TV news anchor Andrea Roane.  The reception will take place in the Kennedy Center’s Jazz Club from 6.30-7.30 pm.