Maria Menounos To Host Susan G. Komen® San Diego’s “Screens, Genes & The Choices We Make” Annual Fundraiser

| March 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Emmy® award-winning journalist, brain tumor survivor and The New York Times bestselling author, Maria Menounos is guest speaker.

On March 14, Susan G. Komen® San Diego (Komen San Diego) will bring together leading cancer and wellness experts from around the globe to share the latest developments in breast cancer research, treatment and well-being at its much-anticipated fourth annual dinner symposium, “Screens, Genes & The Choices We Make” presented by Bank of America. The event will take place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, located at 1 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101. Proceeds from the event will benefit Komen San Diego, the County’s largest funder of free breast cancer services and support and the only organization providing qualified women the free services they need for every step of the breast cancer journey. Emmy® award-winning journalist, brain tumor survivor and The New York Times bestselling author, Maria Menounos, will host the interactive, casual and cutting-edge event.

Menounos holds the distinct honor of conducting the only interview with the entire Obama family. The interview was touted by ABC News as one of the defining moments leading to Obama’s historic victory. Her groundbreaking conversational style of reporting led her, at the age of 22, to become the youngest person ever to host Entertainment Tonight. Menounos would go on to do the same for the Today Show, Nightly News, Dateline and Access Hollywood.

Menounos has also overcome significant personal challenges. Just months after her mother was diagnosed with stage IV brain cancer, Menounos was also diagnosed with a brain tumor. She endured a difficult operation and recovery, and thankfully the tumor was benign.

“We’re thrilled to once again come together to not only raise critical funds, but also learn about the progress in the fight against breast cancer,” said Shaina Gross, president and CEO, Komen San Diego. “There will be nothing ‘stuffy’ about this event as it is meant to be a candid and real conversation about the latest and greatest advancements in breast health research. It will be a fun-filled night of inspiration and continued commitment to all San Diegans facing breast cancer.”

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