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Jane Pauley announced as keynote speaker for 2017 Champions of Health Gala

Jun. 27, 2017

Tulsa, Okla. – Award-winning journalist and host of "CBS Sunday Morning," Jane Pauley, will serve as the keynote speaker for the 2017 Champions of Health gala. The event will be held on Thursday, Sept. 28 at 6 p.m. at the Cox Business Center in Tulsa.

Pauley began her network career as co-host of "TODAY" for thirteen years, anchored "Dateline NBC" for more than a decade and hosted her own daytime program, "The Jane Pauley Show."

A longtime advocate in children's health and education, Pauley is a member of the Board of Directors of Children's Health Fund and The Mind Trust, and is a highly regarded spokesperson in mental health.

"The Champions of Health gala is a wonderful opportunity to highlight those great individuals, organizations and groups who are working together to create a healthier Oklahoma," said Pauley. "I'm looking forward to attending the event and witnessing the positive impact of the honorees."

The 14th annual event will honor Champions of Health winners for making a difference and improving the health of Oklahomans. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Oklahoma Caring Foundation Learn more about third-party links, a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing children access to preventive health services and immunizations at no cost through the Oklahoma Caring Vans.

For tickets, sponsorship opportunities and additional information, visit championsofhealth.org Learn more about third-party links.

The Champions of Health awards program is presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma in partnership with the Office of the 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.