Film | Pink & Blue: Colors of Hereditary Cancer
Monday October 22, 2018: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room
In 2013, an op-ed piece appeared in the New York Times about a woman's choice to have preventative surgery and reduce her risk of hereditary breast cancer. Although Angelina Jolie's journey drew attention to BRCA mutation, the stories of men such as director Alan M. Blassberg remained unspoken.
Pink & Blue: Colors of Hereditary Cancer defines what it means to carry a BRCA mutation – for women, for men, for families that have been devastated by disease. Patients and their families interviewed in this film share these stories to save lives, reduce stigma, and empower others to make the difficult choices that are best for them.
A discussion with individuals affected by breast cancer and the BRCA mutation will follow the screening.
This 90 minute film is unrated.