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A Celebration of Life and Hope
The Inaugural Gala of the Cancer Support Community of Southern Connecticut
Thursday, November 8, 2012
The Waterview, 215 Roosevelt Drive, Monroe, CT 06468 (203) 261-0915
6 p.m. Reception and Silent Auction
7 p.m. Presentations, Dinner and Keynote Speaker
Julia Sweeney, Keynote Speaker
Julia Sweeney is best known for her four seasons “Saturday Night Live,” in which her most famous character was androgynous “Pat.” She is also known for her three critically acclaimed one women monologues, “God Said, Ha!” “In The Family Way” and “Letting Go of God .” “God Said, Ha!” played on Broadway at the Lyceum theater in 1996. This show chronicled Julia’s brother Michael’s diagnosis with cancer, and her experiences as his care-taker. During this time, Julia was also diagnosed with cancer. Miramax released the film version of the show in 1998 which was produced by Quentin Tarantino. The CD version of the show was nominated for a Grammy. Julia has worked as a writer on several TV shows including “Sex & the City” and “Desperate Housewives.” She has also appeared in several TV shows including “Frasier” and “Sex & the City” and in many films, including “It’s Pat: The Movie” “Pulp Fiction” and “Stuart Little.”
Gillian Neff, Emcee
Gillian Neff is a News 12 Connecticut anchor and “12 on Health” reporter. She has been part of the News 12 Connecticut team since 1999.
Morgan Amarone, Emcee
Morgan Amarone was selected Miss Connecticut 2011 and is an advocate for cancer education awareness.
Jennifer M. Kapo, MD, Presentation
Dr. Kapo is Associate Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology) and Chief, Palliative Medicine at Yale Cancer Center.
Vivace, Musical Performance
Vivace is the Suzuki Music School of Westport’s senior performance ensemble, whose members represent some of the region’s leading young musicians.
Michael Mugrage, Musical Performance
Michael has worked with James Brown, Orleans, Ronnie Spector, Felix Cavaliere and Bruce Hornsby. Songwriting credits include Smokey Robinson’s hit “Sleepless Nights” and Chaka Khan’s “Naughty.” TV and film: Good Morning America, All My Children, HBO, Showtime, MSG Network and ESPN.
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