Archbold Pink Affair To Continue as Planned
On Thursday, October 25, Archbold’s Singletary Oncology Center will host the seventh annual Pink Affair, a benefit fashion show featuring local cancer survivors, at the Thomasville Center for the Arts. The presenting sponsor for the event will be Thomasville Ford.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Michael and with many in the region still recovering from the powerful storm, Archbold’s leadership team was sensitive to the timing of the event.
“Our leadership team carefully evaluated proceeding with the event as scheduled, considering the communities we serve are still recovering,” said Vann Middleton, President of the Archbold Foundation. “We recognize it is a difficult time for so many people in our community, as well as members of our Archbold family, who have suffered loss and discomfort. “But, cancer doesn’t take a break, which means we won’t either. So we’re hopeful that continuing with the event as planned might offer a upbeat, welcomed lift that we all need.”
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. Proceeds from the Pink Affair will benefit the Singletary Oncology Center’s “Brave and Beautiful” program, a new program that will offer patients monthly workshops led by a licensed cosmetologist who will teach skincare, makeup and hairstyles, including options for wigs.
Doors open at 6pm with the fashion show starting at 6:30pm. The fashion show will feature around 50 local cancer survivors modeling clothing from local retail stores. A celebration honoring the models will follow the fashion show with food and live music from Thomasville band Bleu Burden. Pink cocktail attire is suggested, but not required.
Pink Affair tickets are $35 and available for purchase online at www.archbold.org/pinkaffair, or by calling the Archbold Foundation, (229) 228-2924.