2019 Time is of the Essence Luncheon

Jan 28, 2019 11:30 AM

Jane E. Brody, Personal Health Columnist for
The New York Times to headline
H.O.W. 18th Annual Time is of the Essence Luncheon

H.O.W. Hearing the Ovarian Cancer Whisper is pleased to announce that beloved columnist, and trusted authority on health, Jane E. Brody will speak at the 18th Annual Time is of the Essence Luncheon on Monday, January 28, 2019, at 11:30 am at The Flagler Museum in Palm Beach.  Jane E. Brody is the personal health columnist for The New York Times since 1976 and best-selling author. 
Ms. Brody’s widely read and quoted column, which appears in The Time’s Science Times section and in scores of other newspapers around the country, earned her the title of “High Priestess of Health” from Time magazine. She joined The Times in 1965 as a full-time specialist in medicine and biology, after serving two years as a general assignment reporter for The Minneapolis Tribune.
Ms. Brody has also written many magazine articles and lectures frequently on health issues to audiences both lay and professional. She has appeared on hundreds of radio and television shows throughout the country and has received numerous prestigious awards for journalistic excellence. In 1987, she was awarded an honorary doctorate from Princeton University. She also has honorary doctorates from Hamline University in St. Paul, the State University of New York Health Sciences University, the University of Minnesota School of Public Health and Long Island University.
She has written more than a dozen books including the best sellers “Jane Brody’s Nutrition Book” and “Jane Brody’s Good Food Book.” Her other books include “Jane Brody’s Good Food Gourmet,” “Jane Brody’s Good Seafood Book,” “Jane Brody's Cold and Flu Fighter,” “Jane Brody's Allergy Fighter,” “The New York Times Book of Health” and “The New York Times Book of Women’s Health.” She is co-author of “The New York Times Guide to Alternative Health,” published in 2001. Her newest work, “Jane Brody’s Guide to the Great Beyond: A Practical Primer to Help You and Your Loved Ones Prepare Medically, Legally, and Emotionally for the End of Life,” was published in February 2009.
Ms. Brody received her B.S. degree in biochemistry from the New York State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University in 1962 and a master’s degree in science writing from the University of Wisconsin School of Journalism the following year.
Ms. Brody was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where she presently resides. Her husband, Richard Engquist, a lyricist for the musical theater, died in 2010. Their twin sons, Erik and Lorin, both married, share her enthusiasm for wholesome food and fitness. She is the proud grandparent of four boys, including a pair of Brooklyn-born twins.
In addition to hearing from Jane Brody, guests will also have the opportunity to bid on some fabulous silent auction items followed by lunch. The major sponsor is longtime H.O.W. supporter, Wilmington Trust.
Tickets are $350 each and $175 for those 40 years of age and younger. For more information or to request an invitation please call H.O.W. Executive Director, Jennifer McGrath at 561.406.2109; email jennifer@howflorida.org or visit www.howflorida.org.
Proceeds benefit H.O.W. Hearing the Ovarian Cancer Whisper. 
H.O.W. (Hearing the Ovarian Cancer Whisper) raises money to support basic or translational research in ovarian cancer through the Jacquie Liggett Research Fellowship. Women with ovarian cancer experiencing financial need are helped through the Jacquie Liggett Angel Fund.  H.O.W. is dedicated to promoting awareness and recent advances in ovarian cancer by presenting educational programs to women primarily in our area. H.O.W. also provides scholarships to medical students interested in gynecologic oncology by working with a Gynecologic Oncologist during their elective time in medical school through the Dr. Robert C. Knapp Medical Student Award.
For more information please call (561) 406.2109.

Event Information

Flagler Museum
1 Whitehall Way
Palm Beach, FL 33480
Jennifer McGrath
Executive Director
Corporate Partner
Corporate Partner