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Joan Lunden Named Emcee Of Greenwich Hospital’s October Fundraiser

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GREENWICH, Conn. – Greenwich Hospital announced award-winning journalist, best-selling author, motivational speaker and recent breast cancer survivor Joan Lunden will serve as master of ceremonies at its 2015 OCEAN Gala.

Proceeds from the Oct. 24 event, which is co-chaired by Greenwich residents Sabrina Raquet, Mary Rolla and Jennifer Seidel, will benefit the hospital’s nationally recognized oncology services.

“Greenwich Hospital is extremely honored that Joan Lunden has agreed to participate in our gala in October,” said hospital President Norman Roth in a press release. “By bravely sharing her own battle with breast cancer, Ms. Lunden has given courage and inspiration around the world to women who are living with the disease. I can’t think of a more appropriate spokesperson for this event, which will enhance the cancer services available to individuals in our community.”

As the longest-running host of “Good Morning America,” Lunden has been one of America’s most recognized personalities for more than 30 years. In June 2014, she was diagnosed with breast cancer, which required chemotherapy, surgery and radiation treatments at Greenwich Hospital, according to a press release.

“Going through treatment for my breast cancer was the most challenging assignment I have ever been given,” Lunden said in a press release. “It was grueling both physically and emotionally and I couldn’t have asked for a better team of doctors, nurses and staff than I found at Greenwich Hospital. They were my teachers, my cheerleaders, and my friends and I can’t thank them enough. It is my honor to be a part of this important event for the oncology services at Greenwich Hospital.”

The event will include silent, live and fine wine auctions with lively entertainment provided by Billy Stone Band/Hank Lane Music, according to a press release.

Sponsorship, advertising, auction and volunteer opportunities are available at various levels for this event.

For more information contact the special events team at (203)-863-3865 or e-mail events@greenwichhospital.org.

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