Power of Pink
This years Livingston luncheon will be held on Tuesday, October 14 at the Polk County Commerce Center.
The Lufkin event will be held on Thursday, October 16 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 will feature Susan Sparks. A trial lawyer, turned standup comedian and Baptist minister, Rev. Susan Sparks is America’s only female comedian with a pulpit. Ms. Sparks, a breast cancer survivor, will present “Humor and Healing While Going Through Hell,” a program that explores the power of humor in difficult situations. Ms. Sparks has been featured in “O (The Oprah) Magazine,” the New York Times, USA Today, CBS The Early Show, on ABC and CNN. Her book, Laugh Your Way to Grace: Reclaiming the Spiritual Power of Humor was named one of the best spiritual books of 2010 with over 10,000 copies sold.
The date for the Livingston event tickets to go on sale is to be determined.
Tickets for the Lufkin event will be available for purchase beginning Tuesday, September 9 at the Arthur Sr. Regional Cancer Center, Alene's Florist and Studio 319. Tickets can also be purchased online. Individual tickets are $25 and reserved tables are $250.
Many thanks to our Livingston sponsors including First National Bank of Livingston, Ralph K. Jenke, DDS & Associates, Sam Houston Electric Coop. and many more.
Also, many thanks to our Lufkin sponsors including The Main Event, Kwik Kopy Printing, Studio 319, Beard Fine Jewelers, Alene’s Florist, First Bank and Trust East Texas, Swain and Baldwin Insurance, Abeldt’s Gaslight Pharmacy, Angelina Surgical Associates, Lufkin Jewelry on the Square and many more.
The event will also host the 6th Annual Art Bra Exhibit. Memorial Health System of East Texas and Abeldt’s Gaslight Pharmacy have once again teamed up to present the Art Bra Contest in conjunction with Power of Pink! Community members are encouraged to decorate bras in memory or in honor of someone they know who has fought breast cancer or just to support the cause. The decorated bras will be judged prior to and displayed at the luncheon. Rules and entry forms can be picked up at Memorial Medical Center – Lufkin, the Arthur Temple Sr. Regional Cancer Center, Abeldt’s Pharmacy or online at http://www.memorialhealth.org. For more information on the Art Bra Contest please contact Lindsey Mott at 936-639-7613.