Shannen Doherty to headline breast cancer gala

| 18/03/2018
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Shannen Doherty

(CNS Local Life): US actress Shannen Doherty will be the guest speaker at this year’s Breast Cancer Foundation gala, which will be held Saturday, 6 October. Doherty, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015, has openly chronicled her two-year battle with the disease. Foundation chief administrator Janette Fitzgerald said the organisation was “extremely honoured” to have Doherty speak at this year’s event.

“After her diagnosis in 2015, at the age of 44, Shannen instantly took to social media to share her journey and by doing so expanded breast cancer awareness to a much younger audience,” she said, in a foundation press release.

Doherty is best known for her roles in a variety of popular television series, including Little House on the Prairie; Our House; Beverly Hills, 90210; and Charmed. She’s also played big screen roles in Heathers, Mall Rats and Christmas Caper.

Doherty is also a host of Scare Tactics, producer of Another Day and Breaking Up with Shannen Doherty, director of Charmed and author of Badass: A Hard-Earned Guide to Living Life with Style and (the Right) Attitude. She co-hosts the Great American Country series Off the Map With Shannen and Holly.

After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015, Dohery has been “incredibly open throughout the process of her treatment, which has sparked a widespread conversation in the media that she hopes inspires others fighting cancer”, stated the press release.

In a 2016 interview on The Dr Oz Show discussing her breast cancer, Doherty said, “You worry about the people you love and about making sure that they are going to be okay. So for me, that was the hardest part.”

Kim Lund, co-founder and board member of the Breast Cancer Foundation of Cayman, said, “At 46-years-old, Shannen Doherty will continue the gala’s recent theme of having young women speakers. She brings much-needed awareness to a younger audience of women in Cayman who grew up watching her on Beverly Hills, 90210. Many of these women are now at the age where it is recommended they receive their first mammogram.”

Fellow co-founder and board member, James Bovell, added,“Shannen’s courageous and open battle with breast cancer from diagnosis in 2015 through remission in 2017 has helped change people’s perception of this disease.”

The “pink tie” event, being held at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, starts at 6pm with a champagne reception followed by a three-course meal, wine included. Tickets cost $350 each or $3,500 for a table of 10. There will also be a small number of tables of 12.

To help sponsor the event, or donate items for the auctions, call (923-1135) or email Janette Fitzgerald

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  1. Anonymous says:

    My concerns is to my friend,How can we give a breast cancer survivor a second chance to have a job that will supports her needs, thats eager to have a work for there family.

  2. Anonymous says:

    $350 a person, $700 a couple . Let me see how much in groceries that will buy my family, over 1 gala night out .

  3. Anonymous says:

    Never heard of this person. Feels good, accomplishes nothing event. Everyone is aware of cancer. Absolutely nothing is being done to bring into discussion the potential causes of cancer.

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