Foundation for Breast and Prostate Health Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Downton Abbey Creator & Writer Julian Fellowes For Exclusive Stage Interview and Benefit

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Academy Award winning writer Julian Fellowes Joins CNN host Michael Smerconish for one-on-one interview and benefit to support breast and prostate cancer initiatives

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We are so grateful to have Lord Fellowes and Michael Smerconish join us for this unique opportunity to combine philanthropy and entertainment to improve the lives of men and women in Philadelphia and around the globe.

The Foundation for Breast and Prostate Health (FBPH)—a world-renowned, Philadelphia-based non-profit promoting breast and prostate cancer education and prevention—is joining forces with the award-winning creator and writer of Downton Abbey Julian Fellowes to host an evening of philanthropy and Hollywood elegance on December 7, 2015 at the Union League of Philadelphia.

The benefit, titled “An Evening with Julian Fellowes,” welcomes the Oscar and Emmy-winning Fellowes to share exclusive details about his life, career and the highly anticipated final series of the critically acclaimed Downton Abbey in a one-on-one interview with CNN host Michael Smerconish.

A long-time supporter of FBPH, Julian Fellowes will join hundreds of fellow breast and prostate health supporters in the “City of Brotherly Love” for signature cocktails, gourmet plates, and conversation. Tickets start at $500 and can be purchased online at http://www.fbph.com.

All proceeds from the event go to fund the important work that FBPH does in the Delaware Valley and beyond to advance breast and prostate cancer awareness, education, treatment and prevention efforts.

“I continue to be impressed with the breadth and impact of the programs the Foundation offers to thousands of men, women and families battling these life-altering illnesses and I have been proud to play a part in supporting their efforts over the years,” said Julian Fellowes. “I am honored to join FBPH on Dec. 7 to raise awareness of FBPH’s breast and prostate health initiatives.”    

“We are so grateful to have Lord Fellowes and Michael Smerconish join us for this unique opportunity to combine philanthropy and entertainment to improve the lives of men and women in Philadelphia and around the globe,” said FBPH founder and chairwoman Rochelle Schwartz. “As we celebrate 25 years dedicated to this cause, we are humbled by our supporters and partners who have made it possible for us to help thousands of men and women undergoing cancer treatments and educate families everywhere on the importance of early detection.”

Michael Smerconish, Philadelphia native and award-winning host of SiriusXM’s “The Michael Smerconish Program” and CNN’s “Smerconish,” will moderate the on-stage interview with Julian Fellowes during the benefit, including a live Q&A from the audience.

“It is a special privilege to take part in this event to raise awareness for breast and prostate cancer as well as support an organization, like the Foundation for Breast and Prostate Health, that does so much to benefit men and women in the Delaware Valley,” said Mr. Smerconish. “I congratulate the Foundation on its 25 years of remarkable leadership and advocacy in breast and prostate health.”

Breast and prostate cancer continue to be the most common cancers among American women and men, respectively, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). ACS estimates that, in 2015, more than 40,000 women will die of breast cancer and more than 27,000 men will lose their lives to prostate cancer. By advancing clinical research, education about, and public awareness of both these illnesses, the Foundation for Breast and Prostate Health is working to significantly decrease these statistics.

“An Evening with Julian Fellowes” is sponsored by Independence Blue Cross.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.fbph.com.

About the Foundation for Breast and Prostate Health

The Foundation for Breast and Prostate Health was founded in 1990 by Rochelle Schwartz in response to the increasing incidence of breast cancer. The Foundation for Breast and Prostate Health is now a non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for clinical research, education about, and public awareness of breast and prostate cancer. Since the charity was founded, it has gained regional, national and international recognition as a major source for public awareness of breast and prostate cancer related issues. For more information about the Foundation for Breast and Prostate Health, visit http://www.fbph.com, ‘Like’ FBPH on Facebook, or Follow us on Twitter or Instagram at @FBPHealth.

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