Breast Cancer Survivors to be Honored at Benefit for Wilmot Research

October 17, 2007

Breast cancer survivor Paula Bokman will host a fund-raiser for research at the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center to help find a cure and mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month Sunday afternoon at Calabria Restaurant on Pixley Road in Gates.

“Keeping the Hope Alive,” an afternoon of wine tasting, music, auctions and grazing, will be held from 2 to 6 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 21.

“I hope that in my lifetime, we’ll see a cure for breast cancer.  If we’re going to be successful, we have to continue to fund research, which is why we’re holding this event,” said Bokman, a seven-year survivor and Victor resident. She is director of nursing at Highlands Living Center.

During the event, Susan LoCicero, a physical therapist at Highlands Living Center, will be honored for her courage and determination after she was diagnosed with breast cancer 18 months ago. In addition, Kristin Skinner, M.D., director of the Wilmot Multidisciplinary Breast Program, will discuss the future of breast cancer care in Rochester.

Katrina Irwin of WROC TV will be the emcee and Everheart will perform.  The silent auction will feature a number of items, including restaurant gift certificates, hotel, spa and gourmet packages, a digital camera and jewelry.  

Tickets are $35 per person and available in advance by calling the Wilmot Cancer Center at 242-8988, or at the door.  For more information, go to www.wilmotcancercenter.com.

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