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Friends Celebrates International Women’s Day with Special Events

Mar 01, 2020 09:00AM

For its third consecutive celebration of International Women’s Day (IWD), Friends After Diagnosis (FAD) invites the community to the IWD Free Movie Screening of the documentary The Eagle Huntress at The Majestic 11 theater in Vero Beach on March 8 at 1:30 p.m. (doors open at 12:45 p.m.). Ocean explorer Shirley Pomponi, PhD, of Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, will be the special guest speaker prior to the movie.

The Eagle Huntress is about a 13-year-old girl who trains to become the first female in 12 generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter and rises to the pinnacle of a tradition that has been handed down from father to son for centuries. The free screening is just one of several ways that FAD is celebrating International Women’s Day this year.

The two other FAD events celebrating IWD are an art opening March 5 and 6 from 2 to 6 p.m. and March 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Friendship Works Gallery, 3404 Aviation Blvd, Vero Beach; and an online auction at FriendsAfterDiagnosis.com, which is open for bidding through Saturday, March 15.

IWD is a global day of recognition providing an occasion for celebrating the achievements of women, and for making a call to action to accelerate the move toward gender equality.

FAD serves women with cancer, others with breast cancer, and their caregivers through four monthly support meetings, education, and wellness programming offered free of charge. For more information, visit FriendsAfterDiagnosis.com.

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