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Patricia Arquette Joins Celebrating Women Luncheon as Featured Guest

Academy Award-winning actress is the keynote speaker for the 23rd annual luncheon .

6 hen the Celebrating Women committee members gathered this spring at the home of Tracey Kozmetsky , there was renewed excitement to kick off the 2022 effort and continue the fight against breast cancer in North Texas . Luncheon co-chair Marybeth Conlon and Elizabeth Gambrell shared that plans are well underway for a return to an in-person event at the Hilton Anatole Hotel on Friday , October 21 , 2022 , and that Amy Hegi and Libby Hegi have graciously agreed to serve as underwriting co-chairs .
Presented by Tom Thumb and Albertsons Companies Foundation , the 23rd annual luncheon will recognize Gene Jones , Charlotte Jones , Karen Jones and Lori Jones as honorary chairs . Their generous support of the American Cancer Society Gene and Jerry Jones Family Hope Lodge facility in Dallas , which opened its doors last fall , provides cancer patients and their caregivers with free lodging when they travel to the Metroplex for care .
During the kickoff , Marybeth and Elizabeth made the exciting announcement that Academy Award-winning actress Patricia Arquette will join the fall luncheon as the featured guest . A vocal advocate in
the fight against breast cancer and the importance of early detection , this is a cause that is deeply personal to Patricia .
“ I lost my own mom to breast cancer . She was only 57 years old and was stage IV when she was diagnosed ,” Patricia shared . “ Make sure that every year you have your mammogram and breast exam , because early detection is really critical to survival . Please don ’ t put it off .”
Christina Goodman , Elizabeth Gambrell , Marybeth Conlon , Tracey Kozmetsky · Photo : MySweetCharity
Over the last 22 years , Celebrating Women has raised more than $ 37 million to help care for the more than 20,000 women diagnosed with breast cancer each year in Texas . Although we ’ ve been unable to hold this luncheon in person for the last two years , the commitment from generous donors in our community has helped : Expand our High-Risk Breast Screening Program , which has already identified more than 3,000 women who were high risk and otherwise unaware . Provide mammograms and other breast cancer services for patients unable to afford this care . Support patient navigators , who play a crucial role in the patient ’ s journey by identifying and resolving barriers , answering questions and offering support .
As these programs continue to grow , we have the opportunity this year to build on our previous impact and help support additional women and families facing a breast cancer diagnosis . For more information on how you can get involved and make an impact , visit BSWHealth . com / CelebratingWomen or email CelebratingWomen @ BSWHealth . org .

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23RD ANNUAL LUNCHEON Helping Baylor Scott & White fight breast cancer in North Texas
GRAND ROUNDS GOLF TOURNAMENT Benefiting medical education at Baylor University Medical Center
23rd annual Celebrating Women featured guest , Patricia Arquette

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