GREENFIELD — It’s time to break out the pink evening attire; the invitations are in the mail for the Hanock Regional Hospital Foundation’s 15th annual Women Helping Women fundraising dinner, which makes a big splash this year with its keynote speaker.
Headlining this year’s event will be comedian, author and breast cancer survivor Diana Jordan, who has turned her own experience with cancer into a humorous and inspirational message.
After her appearance on “Oprah,” Winfrey deemed Jordan “one of the funniest people on the planet” alongside Jerry Seinfeld, Robin Williams and Bill Cosby.
Jordan has been nominated as one of the top five female comedians in the country and has appeared on HBO, Showtime, Comedy Central, with Tom Cruise in “Jerry Maguire” and the independent film “Loretta’s Surprise,” featured at the Sundance Film Festival.
The foundation’s WHW program has raised nearly $350,000 to provide free mammograms, clinical exams, MRIs, biopsies and other breast health care to the area’s qualifying uninsured and underinsured women who might not otherwise receive the care.