Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation to Welcome Dr. Nicholas Perricone as Keynote Speaker for 28th Annual Book of Hope Luncheon on March 12

The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation is proud to announce the celebrated author of Forever Young and The Perricone Diet, Nicolas Perricone, M.D., M.A.C.N., C.N.S. will serve as Keynote Speaker during the upcoming Book of Hope Luncheon. The Eli Whitney Award-winning dermatologist will bring his expert knowledge and humor to the elegant affair which takes place March 12, 2018 at the Boca Raton Resort. This year’s 28th Annual Luncheon Honored Guest is noted Gastroenterologist Dr. Maria Abreu.

Nicolas Perricone M.D.

As a pioneering entrepreneur, inventor, board-certified dermatologist, scientist, best-selling author and Master of the American College of Nutrition, Dr. Nicholas Perricone has led a revolution in science-based health and beauty with an emphasis on patented, proprietary skincare formulations. With more than 160 patents in such diverse areas as medicine, pharmacology and aerospace, he has enabled multitudes of followers to enjoy the healthy lifestyle, physical and mental well-being that he first introduced in his first #1 best-selling book, The Wrinkle Cure close to two decades ago. Regarded as the “Father of Anti-Inflammation Theory of Aging,” Dr. Perricone is a popular guest on television, appearing on the Today Show, Oprah, The Rachael Ray Show, 20/20, Good Morning America, CBS Sunday Morning, The View, Larry King, CNN, Fox, Extra, Access Hollywood and many news broadcasts. He has been featured in major news outlets including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, W, Forbes, People, and USA Today. Vogue named Dr. Perricone one of the best dermatologists in the U.S. Dr. Perricone completed medical school in 3 years, graduating with distinction before completing his internship in Pediatrics at Yale Medical School and his Dermatology Residency at Ford Medical Center.

Joining Dr. Perricone in the day’s festivities is the Book of Hope Luncheon Honored Guest, Dr. Maria Abreu.Dr. Abreu is a Chief in the Division of Gastroenterology, Martin Kaiser Chair in Gastroenterology, Professor of Medicine and Professor of Microbiology and Immunology. Her cutting-edge research focuses on inflammatory bowel disease and colon cancer. She ceaselessly dedicates her life to researching the nature of digestive diseases, how they interact within the body and how genetics affects those who suffer from them. She has spoken of advancements in treatments for many of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundations free workshops offered throughout the state of Florida.

Attendees to the Book of Hope Luncheon will enjoy a sumptuous gourmet meal in addition to the inspiring keynote speech, and also hear about the recent achievements made in the ongoing efforts of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation to find a cure for those with digestive diseases.

The Book of Hope Luncheon is one of the Florida chapter’s signature events with the goal of raising funds and awareness to support the chapter’s mission. The Luncheon begins at 10:30 a.m. on March 12. Tickets are $150 per person. Those interested in attending the luncheon or wishing to become a sponsor may contact Jennifer McCorvey by email at [email protected] or by calling 561-218-2929.