Hosted by the USA Health Mitchell Cancer Institute, the event was a celebration of breast cancer awareness.
By Carol McPhail
Breast cancer survivors and healthcare providers modeled the latest fashions at the 13th Think Pink Tea on Sunday, Oct. 8, at the Arthur R. Outlaw Mobile Convention Center.
Hosted by the USA Health Mitchell Cancer Institute, the event was a celebration of breast cancer awareness. Hundreds of attendees cheered on the models and celebrated with photos and refreshments.
“We all know someone who has been affected by breast cancer,” said Janel Lowman, M.H.A., senior manager of community outreach at the Mitchell Cancer Institute. “They are our co-workers, friends, siblings and parents.”
The event included an educational panel discussion with medical oncologist Pranitha Prodduturvar, M.D.; cancer researcher Amod Sharma, Ph.D.; community engagement coordinator Erica Pettway, M.P.H., all of the Mitchell Cancer Institute, and breast cancer survivor Jennifer Mixon.
News veteran Kelly Finley of 92 ZEW and “251 NOW with Kelly Finley” served as emcee for the fashion show. The models’ attire was provided by Metzger’s Clothing.
It is estimated that 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop breast cancer over the course of their lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women, behind lung cancer.