The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® (BCRF) – Iris currently serves as a member on the advisory board of while her interior design showhouse, Holiday House, directly benefits the organization.

Susan G. Komen – For six years, Iris was an executive committee member of the Susan G. Komen Greater NYC Board of Directors; a five-year Komen NYC Race for the Cure chair/co-chair; and co-founder (with her daughters) of the New York City chapter of Teens for the Cure®.
In October 2009, Dankner was one of 38 US delegates who represented Komen for the Cure at the first Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® in Cairo, Egypt. She was part of the planning team for the first Race in Jerusalem, which was held in October 2010.

Tickled Hot Pink – Iris and her two daughters, Danielle and Nicole, created the Tickled Hot Pink event to directly benefit The Mount Sinai Dubin Breast Center of the Tisch Cancer Institute in New York City. The annual event is held for young professionals at the Bowery Hotel in Manhattan’s trendy lower east side neighborhood.

Mission in Pink, Inc. – Iris’s own 501(c)(3) organization. The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and The Dubin Breast Center are beneficiaries.

2009 – Featured Survivor in the Survivor Portrait Gallery from Susan G. Komen 

2010 – Myrtle Wreath Achievement Award from The Nassau Region of Hadassah

2013 – Pink Apron Award from The Ellen Hermanson Foundation

2017 – Spirit of Life Award from The City of Hope 

2018 – Hewlett-Woodmere Alumni Hall of Fame