St. Joseph’s Mercy Health System hosted the annual “In The Pink” luncheon on Friday.
This year’s event, which featured a theme of Don’t Rain On My Parade, benefited the Mercy Women’s Center and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation. Activities included a silent auction, entertainment, drawing for door prizes and fashion show.
“Most of all today is a celebration,” said St. Joseph’s Mercy President Tim Johnsen, who served as master of ceremonies. “Hope, friendships, celebration of the bond between your caregivers and you, which is important.”
The featured speaker was retired Henderson State University art professor and breast cancer survivor Nancy Dunaway, who used artwork to describe her pathway in dealing with cancer.
“I think that happens so much to us in our lives. Something happens and later we process it and then we start dealing with it,” Dunaway said.
The fashion show featured models who are all cancer survivors.
This is the 10th In The Pink Luncheon hosted by St. Joseph’s Mercy, anot-for-profit, faith-based health facility with 27 medical clinics serving the healthcare needs of Hot Springs and its surrounding communities since 1888.
Established in 1982, Komen for the Cure has become an international organization – with a network of volunteers working through local chapters and Race for the Cure events in over 100 American cities – fighting to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease by advancing research, education, screening and treatment.