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Breaking through Barriers Luncheon


Friday, March 7, 2014


Local TV News Anchor to Speak about her Journey to Wellness and Activism Huntsville, AL, February 15, 2014 - The American Association of University Women (AAUW) will host a local leader at the annual “Breaking through Barriers “Luncheon at 11:30 am on March 7, 2014 at the Valley Hill County Club. The speaker will be Liz Hurley, WAFF 48 News Anchor and Breast Cancer Survivor. Her topic will be “How My Walk Turned into a Run.” Her many professional achievements include being recognized twice as the “Best News Anchor” in the State of Alabama by the Associated Press. She has garnered two Emmy nominations and three Edward R. Murrow Awards for outstanding work in her field. Yet for all her professional success, Liz’s most prized achievement is being a 15-year breast cancer survivor. After being diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer in 1998, she shared her story and knowledge in a very public way; documenting her experience on video tape. Liz established the Liz Hurley Breast Cancer Fund at Huntsville Hospital Foundation. In October 2013, a record 6500 runners and more than 350 teams participated in the tenth annual Liz Hurley Ribbon Run. This run benefits the Liz Hurley Breast Cancer Fund, which since 1999 has raised more than $2.7 million for the Huntsville Hospital Foundation and the Huntsville and Madison Breast Centers. Proceeds from the upcoming AAUW lunch will allow local women college students to attend leadership training at the National Conference for College Women Leaders (NCCWSL) at the University of Maryland, College Park this June. Ticket information may be gained by contacting Amanda Jarrett at apjarrett@gmail.com (919-610-6581) or Sarah Ragan at Ragans@alumni.uah.edu (256-656-2887). Tickets may also be obtained through The Arts Council. The deadline to acquire tickets is February 28, 2013. For over 130 years, AAUW has been breaking through barriers for women and girls through research, education, advocacy, and philanthropy.

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