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Actress Jane Seymour to headline June 6 Norma Pfriem Breast Center Luncheon in Westport

Monday, March 26, 2018

WESTPORT, CT (March 26, 2018) – Award-winning actress, artist, author and philanthropist Jane Seymour will be the keynote speaker at Norma Pfriem Breast Center’s 2018 Rose of Hope Luncheon noon - 2 pm Wednesday, June 6, at the Fairfield County Hunt Club in Westport. Brendan Fletcher of TV’s “The Voice” is the special musical guest. Proceeds benefit the programs for underserved women at the center, which is part of Smilow Cancer Hospital. For ticket information, visit or call 203-255-5546.

Merrill Lynch, a Bank of America corporation, is the lead corporate event sponsor. Other sponsors include the DeMattia Charitable Foundation, the Irwin W. and Dorothy S. Nessel Family Foundation, R.D. Scinto, Jaguar/Land Rover of Fairfield, Ardaso and Michaels Jewelers.

Seymour’s professional acting career dates back to the late 1960s. She gained international fame playing the role of Solitaire in the 1973 James Bond film “Live and Let Die.” In addition to many other film and television roles, Seymour starred as Dr. Michaela “Mike” Quinn in the 1990s TV series “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman,” for which she won a Golden Globe award as best actress.

Seymour has also authored several inspirational and children’s books including the recently released The Road Ahead, and created the “Open Heart” jewelry collection for Kay Jewelers.

Norma Pfriem Breast Center provides nearly 1,400 uninsured and underinsured women with financial assistance for patient care and educates over 5,000 women and girls about breast cancer risk each year. One of only 300 sites accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), the Center provides a wide range of diagnostic care and treatment at its Bridgeport Hospital, Trumbull and Fairfield locations, including medical oncology, surgical and chemotherapy services, plastic surgery, mammography and radiation therapy, and genetic risk assessment as well as opportunities to participate in clinical trials. The Center also provides comprehensive women’s wellness services, including nutrition counseling, massage and Reiki therapy, wig and prosthesis fitting, counseling, yoga, Pilates, naturopathic medicine, and other patient support activities. The Center is a member of Yale New Haven Health and the prestigious National Consortium of Breast Care Centers. For more information, call 203-255-5300 or visit

Bridgeport Hospital, part of Yale New Haven Health, is a non-profit 501-bed acute care hospital with two campuses (plus 42 beds licensed to Yale New Haven Children's Hospital). Its Bridgeport and Milford Campuses serve patients from across the region. The hospital admits more than 23,000 patients and provides nearly 350,000 outpatient treatments annually. The Connecticut Burn Center at Bridgeport Hospital is the only burn center in the state and one of only 64 verified burn centers in the United States. Bridgeport Hospital is committed to providing safe, compassionate and cost efficient care to its patients and the community.