Breast Cancer Survivor Hosts Nov. 15 Benefit for Wilmot Research
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Breast cancer survivor Paula Bokman will host a fund-raiser for research at the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center to help find a cure Saturday, Nov. 15, at Calabria Restaurant on Pixley Road in Gates.
“Keeping the Hope Alive,” is an evening of wine tasting, grazing, music and auctions. The second annual event begins at 6 p.m.
“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, an eight-year survivor and Victor resident. She is director of nursing at Highlands Living Center.
Stamatia “Tulah” Destounis, M.D., from Elizabeth Wende Breast Clinic, will be the featured speaker.
Meghan Backus of WROC TV will be the emcee. 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 $25 and available by contacting Paula Bokman at (585) 389-0988 ext. 270 or 455-7894, and Robin Lown at (585) 389-0988 ext. 281 or 732-9225.