WASHINGTON, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Celebrate like a royal! As Great Britain prepares to welcome a new member to its royal family, the Capital Breast Care Center’s (CBCC) Young Professionals Advisory Council, will host “Prelude to a Royal Wedding” in celebration of the long-awaited union of Prince William and Kate Middleton. The CBCC is a community initiative of Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Don your most chic dress (or suit) and your trendiest hat and get ready to revel in the biggest social event of the decade. CBCC’s prelude will feature British-infused drinks, bites, and cakes fit for a future queen. Washingtonians can have their photos taken with the two-dimensional life-size cutouts, of the royal couple. Photography is provided by Walter Grio of Shoot for Change.
All proceeds raised from the evening benefit will be donated to the CBCC, the only community-based center that provides breast cancer screening services to underinsured or uninsured women in the district.
Sponsors include the Peacock Cafe, Malta Boutique and Lord Wedgewood, a member of the British House of Lords. To purchase a ticket, visit: preluderoyalwedding.eventbrite.com. For more information, contact Tressa Kirby by phone at (202) 687-8865 or via email at [email protected].
WHEN: Thursday, April 28, 2011, 6:30 to 10:00 p.m.
*Media must reply to Tressa Kirby by Thursday, April 28, at 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Peacock Cafe
3521 Prospect Street, N.W.
Capital Breast Care Center (CBCC) was founded in 2004 as a community initiative between the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Washington Hospital Center’s Center for Breast Health and a generous $1M gift from the Avon Foundation, to address the issue of health disparities in breast cancer in Washington, DC. CBCC is the only community-based, licensed and accredited mammography facility in the Washington, DC area which provides comprehensive, culturally appropriate breast cancer screening services and health education to women in the DC metropolitan area, regardless of their ability to pay.
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 curapersonalis -- 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 2009-2010, GUMC accounted for nearly 80 percent of Georgetown University's extramural research funding.
SOURCE Georgetown University Medical Center