Author Lee Woodruff to speak at CFH's annual luncheon

Best-selling author Lee Woodruff knows all about the unexpected twists and turns one encounters along the road of life. Without a moment's notice, her life was turned upside down when her husband, former ABC World News Tonight anchor Bob Woodruff, was seriously injured by a roadside bomb during a broadcast in Iraq.

Lee Woodruff will discuss how she found the strength to hold her family together at the 2011 Center for HOPE annual luncheon. The event will take place Monday, June 6 at 11 a.m. at the Country Club of Darien.

The lessons she learned throughout her husbands's long and painful recovery impacted her life. She documented her family's amazing journey is The New York Times bestseller "In an Instant: A Family's Journey of Love and Healing," a memoir she co-wrote with Bob Woodruff. In 2009, Lee Woodruff released her second book titled "Perfectly Imperfect."

All proceeds will benefit Family Centers' bereavement and critical illness support services offered through the Center for HOPE and The Den for Grieving Kids. For ticket information or sponsorship opportunities, visit or contact Gloria Veeder at 203-869-4848 or

The 2011 Center for HOPE Luncheon is generously sponsored by Windmill Foundation, M. Bonnie Axthelm Family Foundation, Mystic Aquarium and Institute for Exploration, Marge and Bill Berkley, Jan and Robert Dilenschneider and Wendy and Richard Hokin.

Family Centers is a private, nonprofit organization offering education and human services to children, adults and families in Fairfield County. More than 1,300 professionals and trained volunteers work together to provide a wide range of responsive, innovative programs. A United Way, Community Fund of Darien and New Canaan Community Foundation partner agency, Family Centers is a member of the Connecticut Council of Family Service Agencies and the Alliance for Children and Families and is accredited by the Council on Accreditation and the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The agency is licensed by the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health. Visit or for additional information.

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