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'Women Leading the Way To Wellness' Breakfast Scheduled In Westport

The American Cancer Society is holding a Way to Wellness breakfast in November.
The American Cancer Society is holding a Way to Wellness breakfast in November. Photo Credit: Contributed image
Lee Woodruff
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WESTPORT, Conn. -- The American Cancer Society will host the third annual “Women Leading the Way to Wellness” breakfast scheduled for Wednesday, Nov, 16, at The Inn at Longshore in Westport.

Women throughout Fairfield County are encouraged to attend this morning event to learn and discuss the importance of being one’s own health advocate.

The event will benefit the American Cancer Society with the goal of raising funds that will help build a movement to empower women to recognize the value of making their own health a priority, according to a release from the The American Cancer Society.

A panel discussion that focuses on how women can and should put their health first in order to stay well and care for their extended families and household will take place.

The discussion will shine a light on a hidden issue that one in three American women will get cancer in her lifetime, the release said.

According to the American Cancer Society, the key to prevention is focusing on early detection and healthier lifestyles such as maintaining a healthy weight through diet and exercise, avoiding tobacco, and getting regular health screenings.

This year, the American Cancer Society will honor three women for their exceptional impact in the fight against cancer.

The honorees include Gayle Alswanger, Stamford resident and director of development at Bennett Cancer Center at Stamford Hospital; Ann Burke, Wilton resident and executive director at Boehringer Ingelheim; and Dr. Barbara Ward, Greenwich resident and medical director of the Breast Center at Greenwich Hospital.

The "Wellness Breakfast” will include keynote speaker Lee Woodruff, New York Times best-selling author and journalist, and guest speaker Jeanette Bronée, self-nourishment coach, author, and founder of Path For Life.

Fairfield county residents, local business and community leaders, and health professionals interested in learning more about cancer prevention, early detection for women and honoring local women who have been instrumental in the fight against cancer are invited to attend the event.

Tickets are $75, and sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting Lauren Ashton at or by calling (203)-563-1509.

For more information and to purchase tickets online, visit

The event will be from 7:30 - 9:30 a.m.

The Inn at Longshore is at 260 Compo Road South, Westport.

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