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Shannen Doherty guest speaker at 2018 Breast Cancer Foundation Gala

The Breast Cancer Foundation of Cayman is proud to announce that Shannen Doherty will be the guest speaker at this year’s Breast Cancer Foundation Gala, which will be held on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman.

“We are extremely honored to have Shannen Doherty as our guest speaker at this year’s Gala,” commented Janette Fitzgerald, Chief Administrator, Breast Cancer Foundation of Cayman. “After her diagnosis in 2015, at the age of 44, Shannen instantly took to social media to share her journey and by doing so expanded breast cancer awareness to a much younger audience.”

Shannen Doherty is an actress best known for her roles in a variety of popular television series, including Little House on the Prairie, Our House, Beverly Hills, 90210 and Charmed. She’s also been a favorite on the big screen with roles in films such as Heathers, Mall Rats and Christmas Caper.

Born in Memphis, Shannen’s family moved to Los Angeles when she was 7-years-old. By the age of 10, she made her professional television debut on Father Murphy, which led to her role on the renowned classic, Little House on the Prairie. Since her breakthrough role on the hugely popular Beverly Hills, 90210, Shannen has become one of the most popular and recognizable American women in film and television.

An accomplished actress with an extensive list of credits, Shannen is also a host of Scare Tactics, producer ofAnother Day and Breaking Up with Shannen Doherty, director of Charmed and author of Badass: A Hard-Earned Guide to Living Life with Style and (the Right) Attitude. Shannen co-hosts the Great American Country series Off the Map With Shannen and Holly.

In 2015, Shannen was diagnosed with breast cancer. She has been incredibly open throughout the process of her treatment, which has sparked a widespread conversation in the media that she hopes inspires others fighting cancer.

“You worry about the people you love and about making sure that they are going to be okay,” shared Shannen Doherty in an interview with Dr. Oz. “So for me, that was the hardest part.”

“At 46-year-old, Shannen Doherty will continue the Gala’s recent theme of having young women speakers,” added Kim Lund, Co-founder and Board Member of the Breast Cancer Foundation of Cayman. “She brings much needed awareness to a younger audience of women in Cayman who grew up watching her on Beverly Hills, 90210. Many of these women are now at the age where it is recommended they receive their first mammogram.”

“Shannen’s courageous and open battle with breast cancer from diagnosis in 2015 through remission in 2017 has helped change people’s perception of this disease,” added James Bovell, Co-founder and Board Member of the Breast Cancer Foundation of Cayman.

The black tie (actually pink tie), event starts at 6 p.m. with a champagne reception followed by a sumptuous three-course meal, wine included. If you are interested in tickets, they are CI$350 each per person and CI$3,500 for a table of ten. There are also a small number of tables of 12.

The Breast Cancer Foundation is looking for sponsors for the event, as well as donations for the auctions. If you are interested, please contact Janette Fitzgerald at [email protected] or call 923-1135.



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