2023 Honorees Dr. Leonard and Pat Battle



Each year this annual dinner honors survivors, humanitarians, and medical professionals for their commitment to raising awareness and supporting life-saving research. Join us next November to experience a very special evening to benefit Cancer Research & Treatment Fund (CR&T).

For more information, please contact CR&T at 212-288-6604 or events@crt.org.

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John P. Leonard, MD

Richard T. Silver Distinguished Professor of Hematology and Medical Oncology at Weill Cornell Medicine
Senior Associate Dean for Innovation and Initiatives at Weill Cornell Medicine
Chair (Interim), of the Weill Department of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine
Physician-in-Chief (Interim) at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Pat Battle
National Emmy® and Edward R. Murrow Award Winner
Co-anchor – “Weekend Today in New York”
NBC 4 New York

We are grateful for Pat Battle sharing her breast cancer survivor story with us.
She also shared her story on air. Click HERE to view her story.

Doug McCormick was a very active CR&T Board Member, former Board President, and husband to current Board Member Kasia McCormick.

Not only did Doug make his mark at CR&T and other charities, but he was also a force in his professional life in the cable and media industry. In addition to his white-collar work, he was a published songwriter. Doug’s songs were performed and recorded by stars such as Dusty Springfield, Gladys Knight, Paul Anka, and Roberto Carlos.

CR&T was pleased to have Darin Brown, a Doug McCormick collaborator, play during the Cancer Survivors Hall of Fame Dinner. Earlier this year, Darin released a new single titled “NY/LA,” which is a remake of the classic song “Brought Up In New York (Brought Down in L.A.)” originally written by Paul Anka and Doug McCormick. This track features new material co-written by Doug and Darin and is a heartfelt tribute to McCormick.

Darin performed songs, in tribute to Doug, and played softly throughout dinner. We are grateful to Kasia McCormick who introduced Darin Brown to CR&T and who will be funding this performance.

Darin Brown is a NY-based piano player, singer and songwriter. He’s toured worldwide with Enrique Iglesias and throughout Europe as the musical director for Willy DeVille. He’s had many TV appearances including Good Morning America with Michael Bolton. He performs regularly with his wife Melanie Goerlitz with their group “The Modern Martinis.”


Listen to Darin’s latest single “NY/LA” written with Doug McCormick and Paul Anka:  https://hyperfollow.com/darinbrown/nyla