Argo Author Tony Mendez to Speak at Pathways Hospice Benefit

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Tony Mendez, author of Argo, will speak at this year’s One from the Heart Awards Breakfast at benefit for Pathways Hospice on October 10, 2013. Tony’s book, Argo: How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in History, was adapted for the Best Picture, Oscar-winning, feature film directed by and starring Ben Affleck as Tony.

Argo: How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in History

Tony Mendez and his wife Jonna, both retired CIA agents, will tell the story of Argo at the One from the Heart Awards Breakfast, which benefits Pathways Hospice.

Tony Mendez, author of Argo, will speak at this year’s One from the Heart Awards Breakfast on October 10, 2013. Tony’s book, Argo: How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in History, was adapted for the Best Picture, Oscar-winning, feature film directed by and starring Ben Affleck as Tony.

Tony and his wife Jonna, both retired CIA agents, will tell the story of Argo at the One from the Heart Awards Breakfast, which benefits Pathways Hospice. They will share the details on how Tony, Chief of Disguise at the CIA, engineered and conducted an operation to rescue six American diplomats from Iran during the hostage crisis. This rescue involved creating an ostensible Hollywood film production company, complete with personnel, scripts, publicity, and real estate in LA.

The One from the Heart Awards breakfast is scheduled for Thursday, October 10, 2013, 7:30-9:30 a.m., at the Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel in Palo Alto, California. This event attracts more than 600 community leaders, medical professionals, and philanthropists annually who support hospice and end-of-life care.

For more information about Pathways Home Health & Hospice’s One from the Heart Awards Breakfast, call Holly Smith at 408.773.4109 or 408.730.1200. E-mail events(at)pathwayshealth(dot)org or visit http://www.pathwayshealth.org/foundation.

About Pathways Home Health & Hospice

Pathways Home Health & Hospice is a non-profit, community based organization that has served the Bay Area for over 35 years. The home health, palliative- and hospice-care agency was founded in 1977 by a group of Stanford physicians who saw a community need for professional care at home. That first year, Pathways served 12 patients. Pathways now serves over 5,000 families a year in San Francisco, Alameda, Santa Clara, San Mateo and Contra Costa Counties.

Affiliated with El Camino and Sequoia Hospitals since 1986, Pathways Home Health & Hospice is accredited by The Joint Commission, and is a member of the Visiting Nurse Association of America, California Hospice & Palliative Care Association, and the California Association of Health Services at Home.

For more information about Pathways’ services, bereavement services, grief workshops, volunteering, or making a donation in support of Pathways’ families, call 1.888. 755.7855 or visit http://www.pathwayshealth.org/.

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