15th Annual
Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon

sponsored by: Texas A&M University Health Science Center
Hosted by: Pink Alliance

Tuesday, October 3, 2017  
College Station Hilton
11:30 a.m.

  

 
 
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"Better:  How I Let Go of Control,

Held on to Hope,

and Found Joy in my Darkest Hour"

Featured
Speaker

Amy Robach – News Anchor, ABC's Good Morning America and Breast Cancer Survivor/Advocate 

In October 2013, Amy received some life-altering news when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.  As part of Good Morning America "Goes Pink Day" in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and at the urging of her colleague, Robin Roberts, she had her first mammogram (broadcast live in front of millions of viewers).  Since Robach was 40, the recommended age women should start getting mammograms, producers felt that she would be the perfect person to help raise awareness about the importance of early detection and participate in the first ever live television mammogram.  A few weeks later, Robach received the devastating news that she had breast cancer.  She underwent a double mastectomy and subsequent treatment.  Robach says the decision to have that on-air mammogram was "the difference between life and death."  

 

Welcome to Surviving & Thriving 2017!

2017 marks the 15th Anniversary of Surviving & Thriving hosted by Pink Alliance, and we are very excited to invite you to join us as we welcome Amy Robach to Bryan/College Station for our annual celebration of Surviving and Thriving on Tuesday, October 3!!!  This year’s luncheon is guaranteed to sell-out quickly, so please make plans to join us and make your luncheon reservation soon.   

MORE THAN $675,000 RAISED since 2002

Over the past 14 years, this community luncheon has raised more than $675,000 to support local breast health initiatives, further cancer awareness, and
serve breast cancer patients through low-cost mammograms and other financial support.

ALL FUNDS REMAIN IN THE BRAZOS VALLEY

Surviving & Thriving Luncheon is hosted by Pink Alliance, a local nonprofit organization, and the Brazos Valley’s advocate for breast health and cancer support. Alliance board members have joined a group of dedicated community volunteers in hosting this annual luncheon. All funds raised from this luncheon remain in the Brazos Valley to serve and support local breast cancer patients and advance breast health and cancer awareness efforts through Pink Alliance.

In 2016, Pink Alliance launched its Pink Alliance Grant Program to provide funding for important breast health and cancer initiatives in the Brazos Valley.  Over $99,000 in grants were awarded to 5 local organizations during its inaugural year, which provided direct support for 367 patients and countless others indirectly.  In 2017, over $144,000 in grants were awarded to 7 local organizations.  During 2016, more than 274 hours were registered by individuals attending Pink Alliance Support Group Meetings which meet twice a month. 

BENEFITING BREAST CANCER PATIENTS

As the community’s premiere women’s health awareness event, Surviving & Thriving continues to touch the lives of breast cancer patients, survivors and women.
In so doing, the committee remains focused on its initial goal – to provide resources and support to local breast cancer patients and recognize breast cancer survivors.

A special thanks to the countless medical professionals and business sponsors who continue to support and advocate for this important women’s health issue.

 

Thank you for joining us as we celebrate another year of

“Surviving & Thriving."

2017 Surviving & Thriving Luncheon Committee

Kay McWhorter, Co-Chair and Pink Alliance Board Member
Carolyn Oatman, co-Chair and Pink Alliance Board Member
 
Amy Austin, Community volunteer and Breast Cancer Survivor
Lou Blinn, Community Volunteer and Breast Cancer Survivor
laura Bond, Community Volunteer and Breast Cancer Survivor
Norma Borne-Ashley, Community Volunteer and Breast Cancer Survivor
Charlene Broome, Community Volunteer and Breast Cancer Survivor
Julie Colunga, Community Volunteer
Debbie Dunlap, Pink alliance Board Member and Breast Cancer Survivor
Gay Dunn, Community Volunteer and Breast Cancer Survivor
Hilda Eisele, Community Volunteer
Carole Faulkner, Community Volunteer and Breast Cancer Survivor
Patricia Gerling, Pink Alliance Board Member and Breast Cancer Survivor
Thelma Isenhart, Community Volunteer and Breast Cancer Survivor
Lee Ann Kilcoyne, Community Volunteer
Deborah Klepac, Community Volunteer and Breast Cancer Survivor
Jeannie Kipp, Pink Alliance Board Member and Breast Cancer Survivor
Doris Light, President - Pink Alliance and Breast Cancer Survivor
Tracy Paine, Community Volunteer
Janie McDougal, Pink Alliance Board Member and Breast Cancer Survivor
Bobbie Olivares, Community Volunteer and Breast Cancer Survivor
Reba Ragsdale, Pink Alliance Board Member
Rhonda Raphael, Community Volunteer and Breast Cancer Survivor
Polli satterwhite, Community volunteer

 

If you would like to become a part of this event, call Reba Ragsdale at 979.229.1200.


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Sponsored By:

 
 

SAPPHIRE SPONSORS:
..... PENDING ....


TUESday, Oct. 3, 2017
College Station Hilton
11:30 a.m.  

 Doors open at
11:00 A.M.

  • $10,000 SIGNATURE SPEAKER SPONSOR - TABLE OF 10 WITH PRIORITY SEATING; ENHANCED PUBLICITY AS SPEAKER SPONSOR [SURVIVING & THRIVING .... FEATURING AMY ROBACH, SPONSORED BY .......]; RECOGNITION ON WEBSITE, MEDIA, INVITATION AND FROM PODIUM; FULL-PAGE PROGRAM AD; RECOGNITION IN THANK YOU AD

  • $5,000 SAPPHIRE SPONSOR - TABLE OF 10 WITH PRIORITY SEATING; RECOGNITION ON WEBSITE, MEDIA, INVITATION AND FROM PODIUM; FULL-PAGE PROGRAM AD; RECOGNITION IN THANK YOU AD

  • $2,500 PEARL SPONSOR - TABLE OF 10; HALF-PAGE PROGRAM AD; RECOGNITION IN THANK YOU AD

  • $1,500 AMETHyST SPONSOR - TABLE OF 10; QUARTER-PAGE PROGRAM AD; RECOGNITION IN THANK YOU AD

  • $1,200 TOPAZ SPONSOR:  RESERVED TABLE FOR 10 AND RECOGNITION IN THANK YOU AD

  • INDIVIDUAL LUNCHEON RESERVATION: $60 PER PERSON [UNRESERVED SEATING]

  • I SUPPORT “THINK PINK!”: $100 [DONATION TOWARD MAMMOGRAMS AND DIAGNOSTIC NEEDS]

Proceeds from this year's luncheon will remain in the Brazos Valley to serve and support local breast cancer patients and advance breast health and cancer awareness efforts through Pink Alliance.


REGISTRATION:

To register for 2017 Surviving & Thriving Luncheon, download AND PRINT THE registration form.

Please complete and mail to
Pink Alliance • P.O. Box 6373 • Bryan, TX 77805-6373

"think pink!" DONATIONS:

To make a general donation to Surviving & Thriving or “Think Pink!,” download AND PRINT THE donation form.

Please complete and mail to
Pink Alliance • P.O. Box 6373 • Bryan, TX 77805-6373


REGISTRATION/DONATION INQUIRIES:
REBA RAGSDALE, TREASURER
979.229.1200, RRAGSDALE@SUDDENLINK.NET

Join our fight against breast cancer and "THINK PINK!"

Since 2009, the inaugural year of "Think Pink!" over $35,000 has been donated. As promised, these funds continue to provide screening mammograms AND PROVIDE DIAGNOSTIC SERVICES for a group of very grateful patients, including one who required additional testing.

 
 

Registration/Donation Inquiries:

Reba Ragsdale, Treasurer
979.229.1200, rragsdale@suddenlink.net

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DAVID GARDNER'S JEWELRY Raffle -- 

....RAFFLE ITEM IS PENDING ......

 

 

 

Tickets: $25 each or 5 for $100

Drawing will be held October 3, 2017. Winner need not be present to win and will be contacted within 5 days after drawing.
Winner is responsible for picking up prize from Pink Alliance within 90 days.


 
 

Raffle Ticket Inquiries:

Reba Ragsdale, Treasurer
979.229.1200, rragsdale@suddenlink.net