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July 2013
Holmes Addresses Rose of Hope Event
Attending the Rose of Hope Luncheon were (left-right) medical oncologist Justin Persico, MD, Catherine Simpson and radiation oncologist Bruce McGibbon, MD.

Nearly 600 attended the 13th annual Rose of Hope Luncheon Thursday, June 13, to hear keynote speaker actress Katie Holmes. The event, held at the Fairfield home of hosts Patti and Tom Keegan for the ninth consecutive year, benefits the Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center.

Holmes, whose mother is an ovarian cancer survivor, told the gathering, “You make a difference by giving [breast cancer patients] one of the greatest gifts in life – hope.”

Catherine Simpson, former Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center patient, also addressed supporters, noting, “I am someone whose life you saved. I am here talking to you because of your help.”


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