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