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Cokie Roberts to Speak at Second Annual Gift of Life Breakfast

Event Will Benefit Lombardi's Capital Breast Cancer Center

Washington, DC: The Capital Breast Care Center, a community initiative of Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University, will hold its 2nd annual fundraising Gift of Life Breakfast on October 7, 2008, at the Grand Hyatt Washington Hotel at 9 a.m. This year’s program highlights the ongoing work of the only community breast cancer screening facility designed to address cancer disparities in the Washington area.

The keynote speaker this year is Cokie Roberts, political commentator for National Public Radio. Michelle Fenty, wife of DC Mayor Adrian Fenty, is the President of the Advisory Council for the Capital Breast Care Center and a strong supporter of cancer prevention.

Located in Southeast, DC, the Capital Breast Care Center’s mission is to provide breast cancer screening services to women regardless of their ability to pay. The Capital Breast Care Center has served over 4,000 women since its inception in 2004.

About The Capital Breast Care Center

The Capital Breast Care Center, located at 650 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, opened in 2004 and is a major community initiative of Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center to reduce breast cancer disparities in Washington, DC.

About Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

The Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of Georgetown University Medical Center and Georgetown University Hospital, seeks to improve the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancer through innovative basic and clinical research, patient care, community education and outreach, and the training of cancer specialists of the future. Lombardi is one of only 41 comprehensive cancer centers in the nation, as designated by the National Cancer Institute, and the only one in the Washington, DC, area.