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Breast Cancer Awareness Event with Rob Lowe

Submitted by on September 10, 2012 – 6:15 amNo Comment


13th Annual Celebrating Women Luncheon – Thursday October 11th

Legendary actor and best-selling author Rob Lowe will be the featured speaker at the 13th annual Baylor Health Care System Foundation Celebrating Women luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 11, at 11:45 am at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas.

The event, presented for the eighth consecutive year by Tom Thumb, has raised more than $18 million to fight breast cancer throughout Baylor Health Care System. In the past 12 years, donations to Celebrating Women have supported expanded technology, community outreach, innovative clinical research, education and programmatic needs for the men and women fighting this disease.

“Baylor has been fighting breast cancer for more than 50 years,” says Rowland K. Robinson, president of Baylor Health Care System Foundation. “While a cure remains elusive, the battle never ends. Thanks to supporters of Celebrating Women, we are bringing hope to breast cancer patients and their families that we will reach the day when breast cancer is no longer a formidable disease, but a distant memory.”

Off screen, Lowe is a dedicated activist in the fight against breast cancer. With a long family history – his mother, grandmother and great-grandmother all lost their battle with the disease – Lowe works with organizations such as the Cancer Hope Network to raise awareness and emphasize the importance of continued support for cancer survivors. Lowe was also the first male spokesperson for Lee National Denim Day, which raises awareness of breast cancer and encourages early detection. During his time as spokesperson, his mother was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer and tragically died nine months later. She had never had a mammogram.

“Multiple generations of women in my family have been struck by this disease. My grandmother and great-grandmother died of breast cancer. During the time I was the national spokesperson for breast cancer awareness, my mother died from this disease,” said Lowe. “That shouldn’t happen.”

For information about underwriting opportunities and tickets to Celebrating Women, call 214-820-4500 or email CelebratingWomen@BaylorHealth.edu.

Sponsorship and underwriting opportunities are still available; individual tickets start at $250 and table prices start at $2,500.

 

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