SHANNON MILLER - the only female athlete to be inducted into the US Olympic Hall of Fame – Twice! [Individual (2006) and Team (2008)], was diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian cancer in 2011. Her baseball-size tumor was successfully removed and she followed-up with an aggressive chemotherapy regimen. Shannon has remained open and public about her diagnosis and treatment and continues to empower women to make their health a priority. Shannon is currently cancer free and remains a strong advocate for early detection.
In a casual interview format, Shannon will answer questions from DEBORAH ROBERTS an award-winning reporter who is a highly respected news correspondent. She reports consistently for ABC News’ 20/20, Good Morning America, World News Tonight and Nightline. Deborah has also served as substitute anchor for Good Morning America, World News Weekend and 20/20, as well as co-host of The View.
“I’m thrilled to be able to share my personal story at the annual H.O.W. Time is of the Essence Luncheon in Palm Beach, said Miller. My hope is that those who attend will be reminded on the importance of early detection and why “making your health a priority” is a lesson for all of us.” We will all be touched by cancer at some point - whether it is you, a loved one, a friend, or co-worker. The cancer journey is a unique one for each of us, but it is one that we can follow with dignity and strength.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.