I remember watching the Ann Jillian story on tv years ago, way before BC meant much to me, when I was pretty young. I must have known back then that it would touch my life some day, I just felt a strange attraction to the story and to the cause. She was one of the first to 'go public', that I recall.
I recently heard Brett Favre (Packer's QB) has BC, don't know the details. And People Magazine just did a story on BC in celebrities and their families. I am glad when those in the public eye are willing to share.
Sounds like a great evening! I had my stitches at JFK back in around 1973, so glad to see it is thriving!