- Contact: Katrina Dorsey
- Email: [email protected]
- Website: https://www.familycenters.org/product/Center-for-HOPE-Luncheon
Featured Description (from the owner)
The Center for HOPE is pleased to welcome best-selling author and Emmy Award-winning journalist Suleika Jaouad as the speaker for its 2021 Annual Luncheon. This event will be held virtually via Zoom on Tuesday, June 1 at noon.
Suleika’s career aspirations as a war correspondent were cut short when, after her graduation from Princeton University, she was diagnosed with leukemia. She began writing her New York Times column “Life, Interrupted” from her hospital room at Memorial Sloan-Kettering, and has since become a fierce advocate for those living with illness and coping with the challenges of returning to "normal life."
Her New York Times best-selling memoir, "Between Two Kingdoms: A Memoir of a Life Interrupted," traces Suleika's journey from diagnosis to treatment to remission, and ultimately, a road trip of healing and self-discovery. It is a profound and uplifting saga of survival, and an inspiring exploration of what it means to begin again.
Suleika has served on Barack Obama's Presidential Cancer Panel, the national advisory board of the Bone Marrow and Cancer Foundation, and the Brooklyn Public Library’s Arts & Letters Committee. She was awarded the Red Door Advocacy & Community Service Award, and has been an artist in residence at Ucross, ArtYard, and the Kerouac Project.
Tickets can be purchased now. Exciting sponsorship opportunities, which include a prepared luncheon or boxed lunch from Marcia Selden Catering, are also available. All attendees will receive a signed copy of "Between Two Kingdoms: A Memoir of a Life Interrupted."
Proceeds from the 2021 Center for HOPE Luncheon will benefit the Center for HOPE and The Den for Grieving Kids, which are Family Centers’ programs offering counseling and support to residents of lower Fairfield County coping with a loss, a critical illness or life-altering circumstance.
This year's event is co-chaired by Lindsay Burn, Ashley Fox and Nicki Rose.