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Breakfast at Tiffany’s Breast Cancer Fundraiser


Wednesday night, hundreds of Audrey Hepburn or Holly Golightly look-alikes (for those of you familiar with the 1961 movie) dressed in black cocktail dresses and tiaras and paraded the streets of downtown Frederick for the 2nd Annual Breakfast at Tiffany’s Breast Cancer Fundraiser.

The ladies enjoyed a cocktail reception followed by a private screening of the Breakfast At Tiffany’s movie. Additionally, there was a contest for the best Holly Golightly look-alike and an attempt to be in the Guinness World Record’s for the largest gathering of Holly Golightly look-alikes.

Frederick Mayor, Randy McClement, was an honored guest and one of the only few men in attendance.

“This is a wonderful event. Anytime we get the opportunity to put Frederick on the map, we love it!” said Mayor McClement.

All proceeds benefitted the Hurwitz Breast Cancer Foundation at Frederick Memorial Hospital, which was established in 1999 after co-founder Patty Hurwitz was diagnosed with breast cancer. Since early detection was the key to Mrs. Hurwitz’s successful outcome, the goal of the fund has been to provide the most innovative options in the treatment for breast cancer.

“Anything we can do to enhance the process of finding out if you have breast cancer to then going through the treatment process,” said Breakfast at Tiffany’s event co-founder Patty Hurwitz.

To date the fund has raised nearly $700,000 for this cause, saved countless lives in Frederick County, and has funded some valuable enhancements to the Radiology and Breast Center departments at FMH.

“This is way fun for us girl’s, because we just don’t get to wear tiaras everyday,” exclaimed Breakfast at Tiffany’s event co-founder, Paula Jagemann.