Argo Author Tony Mendez Speaks at Pathways Hospice Benefit Today

Argo Author Tony Mendez Speaks at Pathways Hospice Benefit Today

Tony Mendez, author of Argo, is the featured speaker at the 23rd Annual One from the Heart Awards Breakfast which is scheduled for today, October 10, 2013, 7:30-9:30 a.m., at the Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel in Palo Alto, California.

Tony Mendez's book, Argo: How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in History was adapted for the feature film directed by and starring Ben Affleck as Tony. The film Argo won three Oscars this year, including the coveted Best Picture award.

Tony and his wife, Jonna, are both retired CIA agents and they will tell the story of Argo at the One from the Heart Awards Breakfast, which benefits Pathways Hospice. They will share the details of how Tony, Chief of Disguise at the CIA, engineered and conducted an operation to rescue six American diplomats from Iran during the hostage crisis. This rescue involved creating an ostensible Hollywood film production company, complete with personnel, scripts, publicity, and real estate in LA.

In addition to the featured speaker, a highlight of the breakfast is the presentation of the One from the Heart Award to an individual who has made a significant contribution to hospice care in our community. Each year, this event attracts more than 600 corporate and community leaders, medical professionals, and friends of Pathways who support hospice and end-of-life care.

Individual seats are available as well as tables.

For more information about Pathways Home Health & Hospice's One from the Heart Awards Breakfast, call Holly Smith at 408.773.4109 or 408.730.1200. E-mail events(at)pathwayshealth(dot)org or visit

About Pathways Home Health & Hospice

Pathways Home Health & Hospice is a non-profit, community-based organization with more than 36 years of assisting Bay Area families. Pathways was founded in 1977 by a group of Stanford physicians and community members who saw the need for professional care at home. That first year, Pathways served 12 patients. Pathways now serves over 5,000 families a year in San Francisco, Alameda, Santa Clara, San Mateo and Contra Costa Counties.

Affiliated with El Camino and Sequoia Hospitals since 1986, Pathways Home Health & Hospice is accredited by The Joint Commission, and is a member of the Visiting Nurse Association of America, California Hospice & Palliative Care Association, and the California Association of Health Services at Home. Pathways Home Health & Hospice is a designated 2012 HomeCare Elite Agency for Quality Care.