Breast cancer remains the most common cancer among women other than skin cancer. It’s the second-leading cause of cancer death, and about one in eight women will develop the disease in their lifetime. The disease consistently remains one of the most common cancers treated at Archbold’s Lewis Hall Singletary Oncology Center.
On October 14, 2016, Archbold’s Lewis Hall Singletary Oncology Center will host the fifth annual Pink Affair, a benefit fashion show featuring local cancer survivors.
A silent auction featuring art by cancer survivors will be held, and a celebration honoring the models will follow the fashion show with food and live music from Thomasville band Bleu Burden and Albany musician Matt Casey.
Pink cocktail attire is suggested, but not required.
Proceeds from the event will help fund the breast cancer navigation program at Singletary Oncology Center.
“The breast cancer navigation program provides a navigator for each patient diagnosed with breast cancer at Archbold,” said Debbie Beeson, Archbold’s breast cancer navigator. “This program is so vital to the care of breast cancer patients. Starting at time of diagnosis, each patient has an opportunity to meet with me. I help guide them through the stages of their treatment and provide a better understanding of their disease. I also connect them to the resources patients and their families need throughout their journey.”
And out of all the resources offered through the breast cancer navigation program, many patients find the emotional support is what really means the most to them.
“Some patients just need someone to hold their hand, a shoulder to cry on, or an ear to listen,” said Beeson. “That’s a big part of what I do every day. Our patients really appreciate that they have someone who is here to listen and help them through their journey.”
If you or someone you know is a cancer survivor and interested in modeling for the Pink Affair, please visit www.archbold.org/apinkaffair for more information, or call Debbie Beeson, breast cancer navigator at the Lewis Hall Singletary Oncology Center, at (229) 584-5445 or (229) 403-9257.
Tickets are $25 and are available for purchase through the Archbold Foundation online or by calling (229) 228-2924. Tickets will be available for purchase beginning September 1, 2016.
Corporate and individual sponsorship opportunities are also available for the Pink Affair. For more information on sponsorships, contact the Archbold Foundation at (229) 228-2924.