Sharon Stone joins celebration of Partnership to fight Breast Cancer: San Francisco General Hospital

By Eve Harris

WHAT A celebration of the Avon Foundation’s gifts of $12.2 million (to-date) to the partnership between San Francisco General Hospital Medical Center (SFGHMC) and University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

The UCSF digital Mammovan, supported in part by Avon funds, will be available for tours at approximately 11:30 on the street at 401 Van Ness

WHERE Veteran’s Building at 401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco
Green Room, second floor

WHEN 10:30 am - noon
Wednesday (July 10)
Program begins at 11 am (See detailed schedule, below)

WHO Actress and philanthropist Sharon Stone
  San Francisco Supervisor Sophie Maxwell
SFGHMC Executive Administrator Gene O’Connell
UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center Director Frank McCormick, PhD, FRS
Avon Foundation Director Kathleen Walas
Mistress of ceremonies Jan Yanehiro

Interviews available by arrangement (in English only except as noted):
SFGHMC Breast Clinic Director Judith Luce, MD
SFGHMC Director of Women’s Imaging Lori Strachowski, MD
UCSF Breast Oncology Program (BOP) Director Joe Gray, PhD
BOP breast cancer patient advocates
SFGHMC Breast Clinic patient navigators (Cantonese and Mandarin)
Avon 3-Day walkers



Wednesday, July 10
Veteran’s Building, 401 Van Ness Ave., second floor Green Room

10:30 Invitees arrive

11:00 Program begins with welcome by Jan Yanehiro, who introduces remarks by:
11:03 Frank McCormick, PhD, FRS, director of UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center
11:07 Sharon Stone, actress and philanthropist
(Stone unveils model of Avon Comprehensive Breast Center)
11:11 Kathleen Walas, director, Avon Foundation
11:15 Sophie Maxwell, San Francisco Board of Supervisors
11:19 Gene O’Connell MSN, chief executive officer, San Francisco General Hospital Medical Center
11:23 “Kissing Goodbye to Breast Cancer” - guests decorate a wall panel with lip imprints
until Mammovan on display for VIP and press tours (only)
noon Private interviews available by request