Angelina Jolie, the Supreme Court decision on genetic patents, and the tragic death of Pierce Brosnan's daughter, a 4th generation ovarian cancer victim, has generated a lot of buzz about hereditary cancer and the north shore is no stranger to this emotional topic.
FORCE cordially invites you to Chicago’s Exclusive Premiere of the Hollywood Feature Film Decoding Annie Parker starring Helen Hunt, Aaron Paul, Samantha Morton, Maggie Grace, and more. This film has not yet been released and this will be your only chance to see it in Chicago. Join us on the red carpet, along with the film’s director, Steven Bernstein, and Annie Parker herself, and together we will experience this unforgettable movie.
Grab a tissue and check out the 2 minute trailer Here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5ir_blc-WQ
When: Thursday, July 25, 2013
Where: Muvico Theater Rosemont 18
Time: 7:00 – 10:00 pm
Tickets start at $50 and can be purchased atwww.dapchicago.eventbrite.com/
Decoding Annie Parker is based on the lives of two remarkable women. Annie Parker is a sharp witted young woman who watches her mother and sister fall victim to breast cancer. When she is diagnosed with the disease she believes that her cancer is hereditary in nature and fights back against immeasurable odds.
Dr. Mary-Claire King is the Berkeley based geneticist whose discovery of the BRCA1 gene and its link to hereditary breast cancer forever changed the understanding of the disease. Hers is considered one of the most important scientific discoveries of the 20th century.
Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE), the nation’s only nonprofit organization dedicated to helping families fighting hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, is proud to be bringing this important story to a wider audience and encourages people to know their family medical history. We’ll hope you’ll join us for what promises to be an exciting – and very inspirational evening.