Media Advisory: Capital Breast Care Center Gift of Life Breakfast

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WASHINGTON (Oct. 3, 2014) – Capital Breast Care Center (CBCC), a community-based program of Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, presents its 7th Annual Gift of Life Breakfast. At this year’s event, CBCC is celebrating its 10-year anniversary and service to more than 10,000 patients.

CBCC is a program of Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities. CBCC provides culturally sensitive breast cancer screening services and health and wellness education guided by evidence-based practices to all women in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, regardless of their ability to pay. 

What: Capital Breast Care Center Gift of Life Breakfast

Who: Speakers include:

  • Jennifer Griffin, a national security correspondent for FOX News Channel and breast cancer survivor,
  • Yvette Alexander, D.C. Councilmember for Ward 7 and chair of the Council’s Committee on Health, and
  • Andrea Roane, WUSA-9 morning news anchor and CBCC Community Advisory Board member, who will serve as mistress of ceremonies.

Where: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
Atrium Hall,
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.

When: Friday, October 10, 2014
8:30 a.m. – Coffee reception
9:00 a.m. – Program

Media RSVP by noon on Oct. 8:  Sarah Reik

About Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of Georgetown University Medical Center and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, seeks to improve the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancer through innovative basic and clinical research, patient care, community education and outreach, and the training of cancer specialists of the future. Georgetown Lombardi is one of only 41 comprehensive cancer centers in the nation, as designated by the National Cancer Institute (grant #P30 CA051008), and the only one in the Washington, DC area. For more information, go to (new window).

About Georgetown University Medical Center
Georgetown University Medical Center is an internationally recognized academic medical center with a three-part mission of research, teaching and patient care (through MedStar Health). GUMC’s mission is carried out with a strong emphasis on public service and a dedication to the Catholic, Jesuit principle of cura personalis — or “care of the whole person.” The Medical Center includes the School of Medicine and the School of Nursing & Health Studies, both nationally ranked; Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, designated as a comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute; and the Biomedical Graduate Research Organization (BGRO), which accounts for the majority of externally funded research at GUMC including a Clinical Translation and Science Award from the National Institutes of Health.