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Oshkosh Lourdes Lady Knights basketball team host One Pink Knight to benefit mammogram screening for the communityTuesday, January 19, 2010
Oshkosh, Wis, - Join us for an evening of determination, inspiration and motivation as local author Anita DuJardin Hockers shares the story of her journey through diagnosis, treatment and recovery of breast cancer on Saturday, January 30 at 6:00 p.m.
Hosted by the Oshkosh Lourdes Lady Knights basketball team as a kick off to a week’s worth of “Think Pink” activities increasing the awareness of breast cancer, this free event begins at 6:00 p.m. with a dessert buffet and silent auction, followed by the presentation of Anita’s story. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Aurora Health Foundation’s Mammogram Screening Fund. A fund established through the efforts of the Oshkosh Lourdes Lady Knights in 2009 to offer free mammogram screenings to women who may not otherwise have access.
“We are so pleased to be working with the Oshkosh Lourdes Lady Knights on this event. This is a wonderful opportunity for the community to come together and hear the story of a true cancer survivor,” says Lynn Kleman, Senior Philanthropy Officer of the Aurora Health Foundation. “Anita is the epitome of what it takes to journey through the cancer process, we are ecstatic she will be sharing her story with us. You can be assured you will leave the evening a stronger person with a greater appreciation for life.”
The free event takes place at Oshkosh Lourdes High School, 110 N. Sawyer St., in the Bill Behring Commons. To make a reservation or donation to the fund please contact the Aurora Health Foundation, 920-303-8765.
Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit Wisconsin health care provider and a nationally recognized leader in efforts to improve the quality of health care. Aurora offers services at sites in more than 90 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin.
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