Since 1995, the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute has celebrated National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by recognizing individuals and organizations for raising awareness of breast cancer through education, research and the promotion of early detection, treatment and survivorship. Continuing this tradition, the Karmanos Cancer Institute presented its 19th Annual Heroes of Breast Cancer Awards on Oct. 29. More than 200 guests attended the event at the Max M. Fisher Music Center. Radio and television personality Ann Delisi, host of "Ann Delisi's Essential Music" on WDET 101.9 FM, served as emcee. Guests were entertained by members of the Detroit Symphony Civic Jazz Ensembles as well as local songwriter Steve Acho, one of the evening’s awardees.