E! News Personality to Visit Amarillo

WHAT: The Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health (LWBIWH) will host its fourth annual Power of the Purse Luncheon and Designer Purse Auction benefitting SiMCentral, a collaborative initiative of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, West Texas A&M University and Amarillo College.

WHEN: 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday (April 17)

WHERE: Amarillo Civic Center Heritage Ballroom, 401 S. Buchanan St.           

EVENT: The event will include a keynote address by entertainment journalist, fashion/ beauty expert and breast cancer survivor Giuliana Rancic. She is the co-anchor of E! News and co-star of E!’s popular Fashion Police team alongside Joan Rivers.

Rancic was born in Naples, Italy, in an impoverished neighborhood and moved to the U.S. when she was a girl. Her love affair with television journalism began before she could speak English – her parents couldn’t afford a tutor, so she learned the language by watching TV.

She has a bachelor’s in journalism from the University of Maryland and a master’s in journalism from the American University in Washington D.C. Rancic worked for a Capitol Hill news bureau covering a number of stories related to the Pentagon, Supreme Court, White House and U.S. Department of State.

Because differences matter, the LWBIWH improves the lives of women and girls through research supporting scientific discoveries unique to women’s health and gender differences, education advancing the knowledge of health care professionals through evidence-based resources and outreach connecting with communities for healthier lives. For more information about the LWBIWH, call (806) 356-4617 or visit www.laurabushinstitute.org.

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