CancerCare Manitoba Foundation and the Guardian Angel Benefit Committee announced Cynthia Nixon, the actress best known for her portrayal of Miranda on HBO’s Sex and the City, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s event on October 25.
Nixon was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006.
“This year’s Guardian Angel gala will carry a strong message about the things you can do everyday to keep this disease away from you,” said Guardian Angel committee chair Ida Albo. “Ms. Nixon is an excellent ambassador in this regard and we are looking forward to hearing the moving story about her own path to recovery.”
The Guardian Angel Benefit has raised more than $4.5 million for cancer treatment and research in Manitoba. Tickets for the event are available online at cancercarefdn.mb.ca.