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Annual Community Luncheon

2​019 ​CWHR Annual Community Luncheon
September 23, 2019


Each year, the Center for Women’s Health Research brings a fascinating scientist and thought leader to serve as the Annual Community Luncheon’s keynote speaker. This year, we are thrilled that Pulitzer Prize winning scientific writer Siddhartha Mukherjee, M.D., will share his knowledge and insights with us on September 23rd. We hope you will join us at this signatu​re event and in supporting CWHR’s amazing group of researchers and physician-scientists. With your financial support, we can advance our knowledge about women’s health and sex/gender differences leading to a profound impact on health.


The Annual Community Luncheon will be held at the Seawell Ballroom in the Denver Performing Arts complex | 1101 13th St. Denver, CO 80204.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Call 303-724-0305 or email us at​

Table Sponsorship & Ticket Waitlist

Due to overwhelming interest, the 2019 Annual Community Luncheon is sold out! We are now taking names for the waitlist. If you would like to be added and contacted should we have space open, please click the button below and provide us with your information, or call us at 303-724-0305.

About the Annual Luncheon

The Center for Women’s Health Research Annual Community Luncheon is our signature education and outreach event.  Held each fall, this spectacular event brings hundreds of CWHR community supporters together.  The event features prominent ​keynote speakers that are expert researchers and/or educators in women's health and study of sex differen​ces.  The event is chaired by a CWHR Advisory Board Member and is made possible by individual, corporate, and foundation sponsors whose generous support funds the programs and research at the Center.​

Host Committee

Sharon & Lanny Martin, Host Committee Chairs
Mardi Cannon
Lin & Steve Carlson
Cind​y & Dan Caruso​​​​​
John Daily
Nan & Spike Eklund
Kathy Finley
Cathy & Graham Hollis
Lyda Ludeman
Betsy Mangone
Patti Klinge & Connie McArthur
Eileen Honnen McDonald​
Jan & John Meck
Catherine & Ray Petros
Mary & George Sissel
Nancy Tankersley
Betsy Wagner
Judith B. Wagner


Thank you to our Leading, Mentoring, and Sustaining benefactors of the 2019 Annual Community Luncheon. The Center for Women’s Health Research is extremely grateful to all of our  sponsors whose generous support benefits the operations and programs of the CWHR. Your support makes a difference.


​​​​Cind​y & Dan Caruso​​​​​ ​​Mary & George Sissel
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Jan & John Meck​​​​​
Betsy Mangone
Dick & Joyce Brown
Cathy & Graham Hollis
​​Catherine & Ray Petros
Nan & Spike Eklund
Judith B. Wagner
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Nan & Hugh Williamson
Nan Odell
​​Joe Joe Chacko-Nair
Maureen & Alan Bird

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 ​Past Luncheon Keynote Speakers & Topics


  • 2018 Annual Community Luncheon​ - First Lady Laura Bush
  • 2017 Annual Community Luncheon​ - C. Neill Epperson, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Pennsylvania
  • 2016 Annual Community Luncheon - Dr. Larry Cahill - How Sex Differences Influence the Brain and Body: An Issue Whose Time Has Come
  • 2015 Annual Community Luncheon - JoAnn Manson, MD - Research Regarding Controversies in the Prevention of Heart Disease
  • 2014 Annual Community Luncheon - Noel Bairey Merz, MD, Director of the Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center at Cedars Sinai
  • 2013 Annual Community Luncheon - Dr. Eve Van Cauter from the University of Chicago presented her seminal research findings about the impact of sleep disturbances on women’s health
  • 2012 Annual Community Luncheon - Alice Waters, chef, author, and proprietor of the world-famous Chez Panisse and a passionate advocate for a food economy that is "good, clean, and fair."
  • 2011 Annual Community Luncheon - Live Well, Think Well, Do Well: Real Lessons from Real Life with Diabetes with keynote speaker Mother Love​​