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Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2009 11:00 pm | Updated: 1:31 pm, Mon Apr 18, 2011.

Lizzie Bell, the Tucson young woman whose fight with disease and advocacy for blood donation has been acknowledged by "Extreme Makeover Home Edition," is speaking at the Northern Pima County Chamber of Commerce breakfast this Thursday, May 28.

The event runs from 7 to 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador. Tickets are $20 per person. Reservations are required; call 297-2191, or e-mail admin@the-chamber.com.

Elizabeth "Lizzie" Bell is a teen-age girl with a rare bone marrow disease. She and her family established the John P. Bell Foundation, and for the past 10 years have been working to raise awareness about the ongoing need for blood donations, a release said. She was given the Red Cross Hero Award for her advocacy on behalf of blood donations and blood drives.

Lizzie was the "hero" featured in Extreme Makeover Home Edition earlier this year, when her family received a new home from the TV series. She has also been featured in a photo shoot for Seventeen Magazine, encouraging teens to donate blood.

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