Attendees will hear from New York Times #1 bestselling author and breast cancer survivor, Christina Baker Kline and award-winning TV anchor Kristi Olds. Also in attendance will be honoree, Dr. Camelia Lawrence of Saint Vincent’s Medical Center. People all across New England are invited to step up and join the fight against breast cancer.
One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. The More than Pink Luncheon is an opportunity for those to give to a cause that affects many family members, friends and loved ones. In 2016, Susan G. Komen announced their goal: by 2026, reduce current rates of breast cancer mortality in the U.S. by 50%.
Dr. Camelia Lawrence states, “I am absolutely excited and privileged by this honor which you have bestowed upon me. Over the years as I work alongside my patients in the fight against breast cancer, the Susan G. Komen organization has been the wind beneath my wings through the services and support they provide for women in the midst of their battle. I could not have asked for a stronger, more compassionate and committed ally on this journey to fight this disease. Every day, I am reminded that while hope is sometimes frail, it is hard to kill. I am humbled and grateful to be given this prestigious recognition.”
Fairﬁeld County and Westchester County are among the counties with the highest incidence of breast cancer in Connecticut and New York.
For additional details and to purchase tickets, visit komenluncheon.org.