MEDIA ADVISORY: Capital Breast Care Center Hosts Annual Gift of Life Breakfast

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WASHINGTONCapital Breast Care Center (CBCC), a part of Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, presents the 6th Annual Gift of Life Breakfast Benefit to support its crucial mission.

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 Benefit

Who: Speakers includeAndrea Roane, a morning news anchor with WUSA-9; Carolyn “Bo” Aldigé,president and founder of the Prevent Cancer Foundation; Yvette Alexander, D.C. Councilmember for Ward 7 and chair of the Committee on Health; and Louis M. Weiner, MD, director of Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. 

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

When:  Thursday, October 31, 2013
8:00 a.m. – Coffee reception
8:30 a.m. – Program

Media RSVP by noon on Oct. 25:  Karen Mallet (onsite: 215-514-9751) 

Click here to find out more about the Gift of Life Breakfast Benefit.

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, and the only one in the Washington, DC, area. For more information, go to

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 and Translational Science Award from the National Institutes of Health.