BEACH, FL. -
Supporters of Hearing the Ovarian Cancer Whisper (H.O.W.), a
program of Palm Healthcare Foundation, filled the West Room
of The Flagler Museum in support of creating awareness for an
often silent killer.
At the luncheon, guest speaker, Professor Ian
Jacobs, Dean of the Health Science Research Institute of the
University College of London, spoke to guests about advancements
taking place in the field and how far we have already come in
beating this disease. “Each year, there are 21,000 new cases of
ovarian cancer,” said Professor Jacobs. “We are working
tirelessly to identify and diagnose the symptoms early, treat
women with the disease in a timely manner, and ultimately beat
this disease. With a group of dedicated supporters, such as
those involved with H.O.W., we can work even harder to fight
this killer head on.”
The event also featured a silent auction of
fine watches donated by Tiffany & Co.,
Saks Fifth Avenue, Betteridge at
Greenleaf & Crosby and Michele. One hundred percent of the
proceeds from the event will go towards the Jacquie Liggett
Fellowship for research, educational events, and the Jacquie
Liggett Angel Fund to help women with ovarian cancer
experiencing great financial need.
Guests included: Patricia Cook, Mark and Paula
Cook, Dr. Robert and Miriam Knapp, Betsy Matthews, Fern Fodiman,
Suzette Wexner, Anne Messer, Victoria Peaper,
Dr. Melanie Bone, Susan Keenan, Judy Grubman, Lori Gendelman,
Andrea Stark, Roberta Kozloff, Ellen Eisenberg, Dorsey Seed.
Co-chairs of the luncheon were Patricia Cook
and Kit Pannill. Honorary Chair was Mary Schott. Major sponsor
was Wilmington Trust. For more information, please contact
Jennifer McGrath at (561) 837-2285.