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Lu Ann Cahn to serve as guest speaker at the Auxiliaries of Main Line Health Luncheon on 4/22

Main Line Health March 10, 2015 News Releases

(Bryn Mawr, PA) – The Auxiliaries of Main Line Health will host a luncheon featuring former long-time NBC 10 reporter and cancer survivor, Lu Ann Cahn, as the guest speaker. The luncheon, which will be held on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at the Springfield Country Club (400 West Sproul Road, Springfield), will support Nursing Excellence at all Main Line Health Hospitals, including Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital, Riddle Hospital and Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital.

In 1991, Cahn made local and national news when she publicly told her story of battling breast cancer after a missed diagnosis when she was only 35. Her 1992 special report “Breast Cancer: My Personal Story” won her a national Clarion award and two Mid Atlantic Regional Emmys. Cahn also underwent surgery for ulcerative colitis and kidney cancer. With the hope that her survivor experience inspires others, Cahn regularly speaks on behalf of Living Beyond Breast Cancer and other cancer support groups, as well as the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. Cahn is currently on a 30-day tour to promote her new book, "I Dare Me", in which she shares a year of her personal chronicles of trying something new each day. The concept of her book came from her daughter’s challenge to do something she had never done before and to write about it. She began this project while working at NBC 10, where she celebrated her 26th year as an eight-time Emmy award-winning journalist.

The cost of the event is $55. For more information and to register, please call 484.227.3174. The deadline for purchasing tickets is April 13, 2015.

About Main Line Health

Founded in 1985, Main Line Health is a not-for-profit health system serving portions of Philadelphia and its western suburbs. Main Line Health’s commitment—to deliver advanced medicine to treat and cure disease while also playing an important role in prevention and disease management as well as training physicians and other health care providers—reflects our intent to keep our community and ourselves well ahead. A team of more than 10,000 employees and 2,000 physicians care for patients throughout the Main Line Health system.

At Main Line Health’s core are four of the region’s most respected acute care hospitals—Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital—as well as one of the nation’s recognized facilities for rehabilitative medicine, Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital.

The Main Line Health system also includes Mirmont Treatment Center for drug and alcohol recovery; Main Line Health HomeCare & Hospice, which includes skilled home health care, hospice and home infusion services; Main Line Health Centers, primary and specialty care, lab and radiology, and other outpatient services located in Broomall, Collegeville, Concordville, Exton and Newtown Square; Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, a biomedical research organization; and Main Line HealthCare, one of the region’s largest multispecialty physician networks.

Main Line Health is the recipient of numerous awards for quality care and service, including System Magnet® designation, the nation’s highest distinction for nursing excellence, the Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence (MAAPE) Excellence Award, and recognition as among the nation’s best employers by Forbes magazine. Main Line Health is committed to creating an environment of diversity, respect and inclusion and has proudly embraced the American Hospital Association’s #123forEquity Pledge to Act to eliminate disparities in care. We are dedicated to advancing patient-centered care, education and research to help our community stay healthy.


Bridget Therriault
Director, Communications
Office: 484.580.1025
Cell: 484.222.9154