Power of Pink
The Livingston luncheon was held on Tuesday, October 15 at the Polk County Commerce Center.
The Lufkin event was held on Thursday, October 17 at the Lufkin Pitser Garrison Convention Center.
Power of Pink! is an educational forum to raise awareness about women and breast cancer. The Power of Pink! Luncheon, began 20 years ago as the Jan Moore Memorial Lecture. Ms. Moore lost her battle to breast cancer in 1993. Her courage and determination won the hearts of her friends, family, and hospital leaders, and as a result those who knew her wanted to help others know the facts about breast cancer. What began as a handful of women discussing breast cancer over sack lunches in the hall of Memorial Health System of East Texas has grown to a luncheon that caters to almost 800 women from the community.
This year’s luncheon featured nationally recognized humorist and motivational speaker Sally Baskey. Power of Pink! welcomes Mrs. Baskey back to the Lufkin stage to share her most recent life stories and experiences, which she entitles, “Reflections on Life from the Back of a Harley!” Mrs. Baskey will talk about trust, missed opportunities, being “in the moment,” life’s unexpected detours, how to read the warning signs and more.
Many thanks to our Livingston sponsors including Petalz, The Main Event, Brookshire Brothers, Beard Fine Jewelers, Sam Houston Electric, Sheryl's Flower and Gifts, Cupcakes by Marsha Jordan, My Place Eatery, Community Title Company, Ralph K. Jenke, DDS and Associates, Zelesky Law Firm and many more.
Also, many thanks to our Lufkin sponsors including The Main Event, Kwik Kopy Printing, Studio 319, Brookshire Brothers, Beard Fine Jewelers, Lufkin Jewelry on the Square, Alene’s Florist, Alexander, Lankford and Hiers, East Texas Urology Specialist, First Bank and Trust East Texas, Swain and Baldwin Insurance, Advantage Plus Homecare, Angelina County Medical Society, Angelina Surgical Associates, Consolidated Communications, Heart to Heart Hospice and many more.
The event will also hosted the 5th Annual Art Bra Exhibit. Memorial Health System of East Texas and Abeldt’s Gaslight Pharmacy once again teamed up to present the Art Bra Contest in conjunction with Power of Pink! Community members decorated bras in memory or in honor of someone they know who has fought breast cancer or just to support the cause.