After WCVB's Kelley Tuthill's speech at the fourth Susan F. Smith Center for Women's Cancers Executive Council, Beyond Boston Luncheon Thursday, there was not a dry eye in the house, according to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, which hosted the event.
Tuthill, a reporter and breast cancer survivor from Wellesley, shared her personal story as one of the event's speakers. Other speakers included Dr. Ann Partridge,, founder and director of the Program for Young Women with Breast Cancer at Dana-Farber, and Dr. Eric Winer, Dana-Farber's chief of breast oncology.
More than 250 women business and community leaders attended the fundraiser, which was held to benefit research in breast and ovarian cancers, at the Wellesley Country Club.
Since 2004, the executive council has raised more than $9 million to fund early stage research in breast and ovarian cancers and has educated women about issues that affect their health.
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