In honor and recognition of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the
Catawba County Breast Cancer Coalition (CCBCC) will host a “Pink
Tea” on Sunday, Oct. 25 at 3 p.m. at FirstUnitedMethodistChurch
in Conover. This is the organization’s sixth annual Pink Tea emphasizing
a celebration of women and survivorship.
Breast cancer survivor Barbara Bates Smith will be the keynote speaker.
Ms. Smith will perform “The C-Word: An Art-Meets-Life Cancer Story,”
the story of her own diagnosis while playing the role of a cancer patient
in the drama, “Wit.” Hammered dulcimer musical accompaniment
will be provided by Jeff Sebens of Cana, Va.
The event will also include refreshments, door prizes, gifts and pink ribbon
boutique. The Pink Tea is free and open to all women including cancer
survivors, their families and friends. Reservations are requested and
can be made by calling 828-326-2600. For more information about the Pink
Tea or the CCBCC, contact Brenda Putnam, Catawba County Breast Cancer
Coalition Coordinator, at 828-326-2176.
The Catawba County Breast Cancer Coalition is a multidisciplinary, multi-organizational
group that reaches out to all populations in the community to educate
about the importance of early detection for breast cancer and to provide
the needed support services and resources for those diagnosed with breast
cancer. CatawbaValleyMedicalCenter,FryeRegionalMedicalCenter, Catawba
County Health Department, Catawba County Cooperative Extension, CatawbaValleyCommunity
College, Newton Family Practice and American Cancer Society are all part
of the coalition. The event is funded by the NC Foothills Affiliate of
the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.