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August 31, 2017 - 8th Annual Think Pink Tea set for October 5
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MOBILE, Alabama (8/31/17) -- In October, breast cancer survivors will rock the runway with the latest fashions at the 8th Annual Think Pink Tea hosted by USA Mitchell Cancer Institute and USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital.

The free event, a celebration of breast cancer awareness, will be held from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, October 5, 2017, at the Mobile Convention Center Grand Ballroom. It will feature refreshments and music, with a fashion show beginning at 4:30 p.m..

“While Think Pink Tea is a fashion show, it’s also a way for survivors to show their amazing strength and spirit,” said Janel Lowman, associate manager for outreach at Mitchell Cancer Institute. “This is a time for breast cancer survivors to come together to celebrate their journey from diagnosis through survivorship.”

An estimated 3,960 women in Alabama are expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, according to statistics from the American Cancer Society. During the same period, 650 Alabama women are expected to die from the disease.

Within in the USA Health system, Mitchell Cancer Institute, Children’s & Women’s Hospital and the new Strada Patient Care Center provide state-of-the-art imaging services, leading-edge treatment, clinical trials and survivorship programs for breast cancer patients.

In addition, cancer researchers at Mitchell Cancer Institute are searching for new treatments and a better understanding of why African-American women are more likely to develop aggressive forms of the disease.

The official wardrobe sponsor for Think Pink Tea is Dillard’s of The Shoppes of Bel Air. MAC Cosmetics will provide makeup for models, and TMAC’s Hair Studio will provide styling services.

To register for this free event, contact Vanessa McMillian at vmcmillian@health.southalabama.edu or call 251-961-9691.

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