The award will be presented at the annual Rose of Hope Luncheon, a benefit for the Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center. The luncheon takes place on June 13 at the home of Patti and Tom Keegan in Greenfield Hill.
The Breast Care Center, the first free-standing, community-based breast care center in Connecticut, has been helping women in the community fight breast cancer for over a decade.
One of the area’s largest and most publicized fundraisers, the Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center’s Rose of Hope Luncheon takes place each year in June, with over 500 Fairfield County women and men attending.
The luncheon serves as an important source of funds for the Breast Care Center’s programs for women in need, including their Medically Underserved Initiative, which provides financial assistance to uninsured and underinsured women. Over 1,000 women receive screening and diagnostic services through the initiative each year, making it the largest program in the area.
The luncheon also raises money for the Breast Care Center’s outreach and education programs.
This year’s keynote speakers are television personalities Giuliana and Bill Rancic. Giuliana, a breast cancer survivor, is the co-anchor of television’s E! News. Her husband, Bill, a motivational speaker and Chicago real estate developer, was hired by The Trump Organization at the conclusion of the first season of The Apprentice.
Karen O’Neil, also of Milford, will be this year’s patient speaker.
For ticket information, call 203-255-5300.