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Published on March 12, 2021

Mount Auburn Hospital presents Pink Pages, a virtual event hosted by author Alice Hoffman to benefit the Hoffman Breast Center May 5th

Featuring special guest cellist, Yo-Yo Ma and New York Times bestselling authors Kristin Hannah, Tayari Jones, Madeline Miller, Hilarie Burton Morgan, Susan Orlean and Amy Tan

Cambridge, MA – Mount Auburn Hospital presents Pink Pages 2021, a virtual event hosted by award-winning author and breast cancer survivor Alice Hoffman to benefit the Hoffman Breast Center at Mount Auburn Hospital on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, beginning at 7:00 pm EST. The evening will feature popular best-selling authors Kristin Hannah, Tayari Jones, Madeline Miller, Hilarie Burton Morgan, Susan Orlean, and Amy Tan. In addition, nationally celebrated cellist Yo-Yo Ma will present a special performance. Emmy award-winning arts and entertainment critic and cancer crusader Joyce Kulhawik will serve as the evening's emcee. Event tickets are $150 per person; VIP tickets are available for $500 per person to receive seven signed books – one from each author. All proceeds from Pink Pages will benefit the Hoffman Breast Center at Mount Auburn Hospital. For more information, please visit: https://www.mountauburnhospital.org/giving/pink-pages-event or contact Barry Russell at 617-575-8632 or brussel2@mah.org.

A bit about the evening's participants:

Alice Hoffman has published over thirty novels, three books of short fiction, and eight books for children and young adults. Her novel, Here on Earth, was an Oprah Book Club choice and her ambitious novel The Dovekeepers was adapted into a TV miniseries and was heralded by Toni Morrison as "beautiful, harrowing, a major contribution to twenty-first century literature." Her novel Practical Magic was made into a beloved film starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman. Hoffman's advance from her novel Local Girls, was donated to help create the Hoffman Breast Center at Mount Auburn Hospital.

Kristin Hannah is an award-winning author of more than twenty novels including the international blockbuster, The Nightingale as well as Winter Garden, Night Road and Firefly Lane. Firefly Lane was adapted as a television series and is currently airing on Netflix. The Nightingale, which has been published in 43 languages is currently in movie production and was voted a best book of the year by Amazon, Buzzfeed and the Wall Street Journal.

Tayari Jones is a New York Times best-selling author of four novels, including Oprah's Book Club Selection An American Marriage, which was included on Barack Obama's year-end roundup. She is a Professor-at-Large at Cornell University and a Professor of Creative Writing at Emory University.

Madeline Miller's novels have been translated into over twenty-five languages. Her first novel The Song of Achilles was awarded the Orange Prize for Fiction and was a New York Times bestseller. Her second novel, Circe, was an instant number one New York Times bestseller is currently being adapted for a series with HBO Max.

Hilarie Burton Morgan is the New York Times best-selling author of The Rural Diaries: Love, Livestock, and Big Lessons Down on Mischief Farm, a book about her life as a television star and her big move to the country. She is well known for her acting work as Peyton Sawyer on One Tree Hill and she and her husband actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan have worked together on the hit TV show The Walking Dead and are now featured on the AMC Show, Friday Night In With the Morgans.

Susan Orlean is a journalist and bestselling author of The Orchid Thief, which was adapted into the film Adaptation for which Meryl Streep received an Academy Award nomination. Before becoming a novelist, Orlean published stories in Rolling Stone, Esquire, Vogue, and most notably for the New Yorker, where she became a staff writer. Her books include, among others, The Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup: My Encounters with Extraordinary People, Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend, and The Library Book.

Amy Tan started her literary career writing fiction stories for magazines including Seventeen and received offers to do a book of short stories. The resulting book, The Joy Luck Club, was hailed as a novel and became a surprise bestseller, spending over forty weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List. She has delivered a TED talk, spoken at the White House, and appeared on Sesame Street!

Yo-Yo Ma is one of America's most celebrated musicians. His career as a cellist is a testament to his enduring belief in culture's power to generate trust and understanding. Whether performing new or familiar works from the cello repertoire, collaborating with communities and institutions to explore culture's role in society or engaging unexpected musical forms, Yo-Yo strives to foster connections that stimulate the imagination and reinforce our humanity.

About the Hoffman Breast Center

The Hoffman Breast Center at Mount Auburn Hospital is named in honor of the Hoffman Family and novelist Alice Hoffman, whose vision, enthusiasm and generosity made it reality. The center is designed to provide educational resources and referrals for breast cancer patients. In this nurturing setting, patients and their families receive direction to appropriate resources, instruction in breast self-exam, guidance to the most effective courses of treatment and support at each step along the recovery and a healthy lifestyle. The Hoffman Breast Center continues to offer patients the latest resources and the most advanced technologies. It provides the full range of services including mammography imaging, breast ultrasound, ultrasound breast biopsies, stereotactic biopsies and breast MRIs.

About Mount Auburn Hospital

Mount Auburn Hospital was founded in 1886. A teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, its mission is to provide clinically excellent care with compassion and to teach students of medicine and the health professions.

Mount Auburn Hospital is part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, a new health care system that brings together academic medical centers and teaching hospitals, community and specialty hospitals, more than 4,000 physicians and 35,000 employees in a shared mission to expand access to great care and advance the science and practice of medicine through groundbreaking research and education.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Lindsey Diaz-MacInnis, Mount Auburn Hospital
Ldiaz2@bilh.org

Janet Prensky, Aigner/Prensky Marketing Group
617-620-1558

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