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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 11, 2012


CONTACT:

Katherine C Brazauskas
202-687-2679
kcb39@georgetown.edu


Media Advisory: 'Bachelors and Bridesmaids'

Capital Breast Care Center (CBCC), a community initiative of Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center co-hosts Bachelors and Bridesmaids event.


WASHINGTONCapital Breast Care Center (CBCC), a community initiative of Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, is co-hosting a fun fashion event, Bachelors and Bridesmaids, with Shoot for Change and L2 Lounge, on Wednesday, April 18th, 7:00-10:00 pm.

Ladies, take out your bridesmaid gowns and men, straighten out the bow ties, this is a perfect event to air out your old duds from the cedar closet! Couples, singles, moms and dads, get ready for a blast from the past!

Bachelors and Bridesmaids will be held at L2 Lounge in Georgetown, 3315 Cady’s Alley, N.W.  Tickets are available for $20.00 at the door or through bachelorsandbridesmaids.eventbrite.com.

Just as a wedding brings friends and families together for a special time and forms a community of support, Bachelors and Bridesmaids reaffirms the commitment to be there for one another through sickness and health.  This event is focused on the importance of taking care of yourself and others.

The evening directly benefits CBCC and furthers its mission to serve the community through breast cancer screenings, ultrasound-guided biopsies, health education, clinical breast examinations, cervical cancer screenings, and navigation services for women in the DC metropolitan region regardless of their ability to pay.

The event is open to the press. Members of the media should arrive at L2 Lounge at 7:00 p.m. and check-in with Katherine Brazauskas, GUMC Communications, kcb39@georgetown.edu.

Shoot for Change will be donating photographic services for the event, with pictures from the evening available online.

About the Capital Breast Care Center
Capital Breast Care Center (CBCC) is the only community-based, licensed and accredited mammography facility in the Washington, DC area that provides comprehensive, culturally appropriate breast cancer screening services and health education to women in the DC metropolitan area regardless of their ability to pay. CBCC was founded in 2004 as a community initiative between the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Washington Hospital Center’s Center for Breast Health, with a generous $1 million gift from the Avon Foundation for Women, to address the issue of health disparities in breast cancer in Washington, DC. For more information, visit capitalbreastcare.org.

About Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of Georgetown University Medical Center and MedStar 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. Georgetown Lombardi is one of only 40 comprehensive cancer centers in the nation, as designated by the National Cancer Institute, and the only one in the Washington, DC, area. For more information, go to http://lombardi.georgetown.edu.


About Georgetown University Medical Center
Georgetown University Medical Center is an internationally recognized academic medical center with a three-part mission of research, teaching and patient care (through MedStar Health). GUMC’s mission is carried out with a strong emphasis on public service and a dedication to the Catholic, Jesuit principle of cura personalis -- or "care of the whole person." The Medical Center includes the School of Medicine and the School of Nursing & Health Studies, both nationally ranked; Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, designated as a comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute; and the Biomedical Graduate Research Organization (BGRO), which accounts for the majority of externally funded research at GUMC including a Clinical Translation and Science Award from the National Institutes of Health. In fiscal year 2010-11, GUMC accounted for 85 percent of the university’s sponsored research funding. For more information, go to gumc.georgetown.edu.

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