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2018 SurvivinG & Thriving Luncheon

sEPT. 26, 2018
11:30 A.M.

hILTON hOTEL & cONFERENCE cENTER
 

 

Presented by:
     Texas A&M University Health
           Science Center

Hosted by:  Pink Alliance

  

"Life is Short. 
 Don't Wait to Dance."
  

Featured Speaker

Valorie Kondos Field – Head Coach of
UCLA Women's Gymnastic Team and
Breast Cancer Survivor/Advocate 

Valorie Kondos Field is the head coach of the UCLA Women’s Gymnastics team. She has led her team to seven NCAA Championship titles and 29 Pac-12 and NCAA Regional titles. This preeminent coach was recently named the Pac-12 “Coach of the Century.” In 2010, she became one of only two active coaches to be inducted into the UCLA Athletic Hall of Fame.

Valorie began her career as a professional ballet dancer and choreographer. Although never a gymnast herself, she’s transferred to her student-athletes all she learned in the world of classical dance. The result has been nearly three decades of coaching one of the premiere athletic programs in any sport.

As a recent breast cancer survivor, Valorie’s discussion of life lessons is even more impactful. The positive outlook she exhibited through 18 months of surgeries and chemotherapy resonated profoundly with her student-athletes and fans, as they were witnesses to the life-affirming outlook Valorie maintained throughout that journey. Since beating breast cancer, she now has another life motto: “Life is Short. Don’t Wait to Dance.”

 
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Welcome to Surviving & Thriving 2018!

2018 marks the 16th Anniversary of Surviving & Thriving hosted by Pink Alliance, and we are very excited to invite you to join us
as we welcome Valorie Kondos Field to Bryan/College Station for our annual celebration of Surviving and Thriving on Wednesday, September 26!   
Surviving & Thriving has quickly become a hallmark event of the community which sells-out quickly,
so please make plans to join us by confirming your sponsorship and making your luncheon reservation now.   

MORE THAN $764,000 RAISED since 2002

Over the past 15 years, this community luncheon has raised more than $764,000 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.  During the first two years, Pink Alliance has distributed over $223,000 in grants, providing direct support for local patients and countless others indirectly.  In 2017, grant funding provided 547 mammograms, 13 ultrasounds, and 2 biopsies.   During 2018, Pink Alliance awarded $100,000 in grants to 6 organizations.   In addition to its grant funding, 88 low-income patients received medical assistance totaling over $80,000 in 2017. 

During 2017, more than 390 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."

2018 Surviving & Thriving Luncheon Committee

Kay McWhorter, Co-Chair and Pink Alliance Board Member
Carolyn Oatman, co-Chair and Pink Alliance Board Member
Debbie Dunlap, Co-chair and Pink alliance Board Member

Amy Austin, Community volunteer and Breast Cancer Survivor
Lou Blinn, 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
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 McCray 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 and breast cancer survivor
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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Presenting Luncheon Sponsor:

 
 

 

Pearl Sponsor [$2,500 - $4,999]

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Wednesday,
sept. 26, 2018
College Station Hilton
11:30 a.m.  

 Doors open at
11:00 A.M.

  • $7,500 SIGNATURE SPEAKER SPONSOR - TABLE OF 10 WITH PRIORITY SEATING; ENHANCED PUBLICITY AS SPEAKER SPONSOR [Example:  SURVIVING & THRIVING .... FEATURING Valorie kondos field, 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 2018 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 mammograms" over $36,000 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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---JEWELRY RAFFLE ---
PENDING

STAY TUNED ...... we are in the process of selecting
another fabulous piece of jewelry for our
2018 Surviving & Thriving Luncheon.  

 

Raffle item is valued at $____________.

 

Tickets: $25 each or 5 for $100

Drawing will be held September 28, 2018.  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