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Jamie Lee Curtis announced as keynote speaker for 2018 Champions of Health Gala

Tulsa, Okla. — Award-winning actress and author Jamie Lee Curtis will serve as keynote speaker at the 2018 Champions of Health Gala, to be held at 6 p.m. on Sept. 27, at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.

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The 15th annual Champions of Health Gala will honor individuals and organizations working to improve the health of Oklahomans. All proceeds from the event benefit The Oklahoma Caring Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization that provides Oklahoma children with immunizations at no charge.

Curtis is known for her starring roles in such acclaimed films as “Freaky Friday,” “True Lies,” “Trading Places” and “A Fish Called Wanda.” She is also an author of best-selling children’s books, having sold more than five million books under the banner “Books to Grow By.”

Curtis is a recovering alcoholic and addict and has served on the Board of Directors for The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, as well as The Scott Hitt Foundation. She has a deep and active connection to many children’s charities, and currently serves on the Board of Trustees at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

“Those honored at the Champions of Health Gala are making a difference through innovative and replicable programs,” said BCBSOK President Ted Haynes. “I’m excited for Jamie Lee Curtis to meet the deserving honorees, and for her to share her health story.”

The Champions of Health awards program is presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma, in partnership with the Office of Secretary of Native American Affairs, the Oklahoma Association of Optometric Physicians, the Oklahoma Dental Association, the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, the Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality, the Oklahoma Health Care Authority, the Oklahoma Hospital Association, the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association, the Oklahoma Primary Care Association, the Oklahoma State Department of Health and the Oklahoma State Medical Association.

For tickets, sponsorship opportunities and additional information, visit championsofhealth.org.

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma, a Division of Health Care Service Corporation, a Mutual Legal Reserve Company, an Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association

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