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Dr. Susan Love to speak in Vail at Celebration of Life Luncheon

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Who: Dr. Susan Love.

Where: Celebration of Life Luncheon, held at Vail Marriott Mountain Resort and Spa.

When: July 10.

More information: Call 970-479-8595 or email info@vailbreastcancerawareness.org.

VAIL — The Vail Breast Cancer Awareness Group recently announced that Dr. Susan Love, regarded as one of the most trusted and respected women’s health specialists in the United States, and “founding mother” of the breast cancer advocacy movement, will be the featured speaker at the group’s 21st anniversary Celebration of Life luncheon. The annual event will be held on July 10 at the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort and Spa.

Love has dedicated her professional life to the eradication of breast cancer. She is the chief visionary officer of the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation and oversees an active research program centered on breast cancer cause and prevention. She co-founded the National Breast Cancer Coalition and was appointed by former President Bill Clinton to serve on the National Cancer Advisory Board from 1998-2004. Love served as clinical professor of surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and was the first director of the Revlon/UCLA Breast Center. Love’s “Breast Book,” now in its fifth edition and available in seven languages, has been deemed “the Bible for women with breast cancer” by The New York Times.

“We are thrilled to bring Dr. Love back to the valley,” said Brenda Himelfarb, president of the VBCAG. “She is down to earth, amazingly entertaining while speaking on such a serious subject and a true visionary as evident in the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation’s Health of Women Study, the largest long-term online study to identify the cause of breast cancer.”

In June of 2012, Love was diagnosed with leukemia. Following a successful stem cell transplant from her sister, she went back to work and is more impatient than ever to find the cause of breast cancer and end it once and for all. She is also running marathons (in her spare time).

The VBCAG began in 1993. In addition to Himelfarb, board members include Joyce Bradley, Nicole Denton, Heidi Bricklin, Lori Brown, Eric Burgund, Tracy Gillette, Jessica Denton, Heather Sica and Linda Lund. The group strives to ease the financial and emotional burdens endured by those in Eagle County who are battling breast cancer. Since its inception, the VBCAG has raised well over $1 million.

For sponsor opportunities and more information, call 970-479-8595 or email info@vailbreastcancer awareness.org.