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WHAT: Chicago premiere of Decoding Annie Parker, a film starring Helen Hunt Samantha Morton, Bradley Whitfield, and Rashida Jones (view the trailer here)
WHEN: Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 7 PM
WHERE: Muvico Theater, 9701 Bryn Mawr Avenue, Rosemont, IL
WHO: This special film premiere event will also feature appearances by the director Steven Bernstein and the real life Annie Parker. A panel discussion will follow the screening.
TICKETS: Available at http://dapchicago.eventbrite.com/
Decoding Annie Parker tells the true story of two remarkable women, Dr. Mary-Claire King and Annie Parker, each touched by hereditary breast cancer in her own way: Ms. Parker battles the disease and Dr. King’s genetic research leads to the discovery of the BRCA1 breast cancer gene.
Proceeds benefit Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE), the only non-profit organization devoted to helping those affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC).