BHWF Presents Chasing the Cure for Breast Cancer

By Kathy Hull

Tonight, the Beacon Hill Women’s Forum (BHWF) presents “Good Funding & Good Fortune: Ending Breast Cancer,” featuring two women leaders engaged in international efforts to cure breast cancer. The first is Myra J. Biblowit, President and CEO of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation in New York City. The Foundation is the largest private funder for breast cancer research in the world, with a CharityWatch rating of A+. Ms. Biblowit is recognized for running one of the most efficient and transparent non-profits in the US. Her fund raising experience includes previous work with NYU Langone Medical Center, Mt. Sinai Medical Center, the American Museum of Natural History, and the Central Park Conservancy in New York.

Joining Ms. Biblowit will be Nadine M. Tung, M.D. Dr. Tung is founder and director of the Cancer Genetics & Prevention Program at Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She is also a breast medical oncologist at Dana Farber Harvard Cancer Center. Dr. Tung’s research focuses on hereditary causes of breast cancer and strategies for its prevention and treatment, with special emphasis on BRAC1 and BRAC2 genetic mutation. Her lab has been a recipient of Breast Cancer Research Foundation grants since 2007.

The Neighborhood Narrative this evening will be offered by Margarita Druker, local owner of Persona Jewelry on Charles Street, a boutique specializing in luxury custom jewelry. A native of Moldova, Ms. Druker says she has achieved the “American Dream”: a graduate of Babson College (Entrepreneurship & Marketing), she originally opened Persona in 2004 in Kenmore Square with her husband, master jeweler Gary Shteyman. The store relocated to Beacon Hill just over a year ago. Ms. Druker has been recognized by Boston Business Journal as a Business Innovator.

The event will be held at Hampshire House, 84 Beacon Street. Cash bar and socializing begin at 6 pm; the speakers’ program starts promptly at 7 pm. BHWF is a non-profit social organization for women living in and around Beacon Hill, with a mission to provide local women opportunities to connect, inspire, and enjoy. All are invited to join. To find out more, and to register for the event, visit www.beaconhillwomensforum.org

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