Jetta to Perform at Event that will honor Today Show’s Hoda Kotb, Fashion Designer Randi Rahm, Z100 Radio’s Sharon Dastur and Founder of Radio One Cathy Hughes

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Robin Quivers

*The T.J. Martell Foundation for Leukemia, Cancer and AIDS Research has announced that well known radio personality, actress and cancer survivor Robin Quivers will host the Women of Influence Awards which will be held Thursday, May 1st, 2014 at New York’s renowned Essex House at Central Park South.

The awards and luncheon will be from 11:30am – 2pm.  The foundation will honor Hoda Kotb, Co-host of the fourth hour of NBC’s Today Show, Randi Rahm, celebrated New York fashion designer, Sharon Dastur, Program Director for New York’s Z100 Radio and Cathy Hughes, Founder and Chairperson of Radio One Inc.

She’s a radio personality, an actress, an author and a cancer survivor. Robin Quivers is also a force of nature, best known as the sidekick on The Howard Stern Show.  In 2012, Quivers began her battle with cancer and one year later was pronounced cancer free from doctors after her treatment at Memorial Sloan Kettering. Since that time Quivers has become a strong supporter and voice for cancer research and advanced treatments. She was recently honored by the T.J. Martell Foundation at the New York World Tour of Wine Dinner in November 2013 and has been vocal on her show about her battle and subsequent journey which led to the cure.

“I am in awe of Robin Quivers and her determination to beat cancer and stay healthy. The Women of Influence Awards brings together such an amazing group of  women to bond, learn about healthy living, breast cancer, awareness and prevention and to celebrate health and fitness month,” said Laura Heatherly, CEO of the T.J. Martell Foundation. “It is truly an honor for us to have Robin be our host this year.”

Set to perform at The Women of Influence Awards is Jetta, an incredible new vocal and songwriting talent who recently released her debut underground smash “Start a Riot” EP. Born in Liverpool and raised by her a cappella singer mother, Jetta has been surrounded by music for as long as she can remember.  She has performed as the back-up singer for Paloma Faith and has worked with Cee Lo Green. She is currently recording her debut album.

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Hoda Kotb, whose first name means guidance in Egyptian, is the Daytime Emmy award winning Co-host of the fourth hour of NBC’s Today Show. She also is a regular contributor to the network’s Dateline NBC.  She is the author of the best-selling book Hoda: How I Survived War Zones, Bad Hair, Cancer and Kathie Lee (2010) and Ten Years Later: Six People Who Faced Adversity and Transformed Their Lives. In 2007, Kotb underwent a mastectomy and reconstructive surgery for breast cancer and has since become a strong advocate for breast cancer awareness.

New York fashion designer Randi Rahm is one of the worlds most celebrated designers with an eye on detail. Rahm is famous for her couture gowns, bridal wear and evening wear collections and her wide range of clientele including celebrities and socialites. Rahm is based in New York and is also a classically trained concert pianist and musician. She has dressed celebrities such as Carrie Underwood, Mariah Carey, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Halle Berry, Eva Longoria, Ashanti, Holly Hunter and various other celebrities.

Sharon Dastur, Program Director of New York’s powerhouse Z100 Radio was also one of the top honorees for Billboard’s Women in Music 2011, 2012 and 2013, in addition to being named one of the Most Influential Women in Radio and Best Program Directors in America for the last 5 years. She is also the Executive Producer of the world famous Z100’s Jingle Ball concert at Madison Square Garden.

Cathy Hughes

Radio One Founder and Chairperson Cathy Hughes is no stranger to adversity and challenge. The woman named Entrepreneur of the Year by the company Ernst & Young has built a media empire. Hughes founded Radio One in 1980 and later expanded in to the most listened to talk radio stations in the nation’s capital.  Radio One currently owns 53 radio stations in 16 major markets.

The 2014 Women of Influence Awards & Luncheon tickets, table sponsors and journal ads can be reviewed by going to the website’s Events Page. Ticket purchase link:

The T.J. Martell Foundation is the music industry’s largest foundation that funds innovative medical research focused on finding cures for Leukemia, Cancer and AIDS.  The Foundation, headquartered in New York, is a national 501(c)3 non-profit organization that was founded in 1975 by music industry executive Tony Martell and his colleagues in loving memory of his son T.J., who died of leukemia. The Foundation has provided more than $260 million dollars for research that supports top hospitals in the United States. For more information click on the T.J. Martell Foundation go to,


Caroline Galloway
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