Hey Darlings! This weekend I had the honor to attend the 6th Annual Painted Pink Brunch which was held at the Greystone at Piedmont Park. This was my very first time attending the event. The event took place on this past Sunday in which Sundays are normally my longer days because the early part of the day is spent serving in ministry which gets my day started around 6AM. This past Sunday happened to be a great weather day after having a few days of thunderstorms. As I made my way from Sunday Morning Service I made my way to the brunch which was about a 25 minute drive across time. I was happy that the organizers had thought of everything by making sure that there was a golf cart to transport us to the venue otherwise the walk would have taken 5-10 minutes through the park and one doesn’t want to make that journey in heels.
As I arrived to the event I was immediately greeted by the amazing board members and volunteers which made the transition attending an event for the very first time more comfortable. As the attendees began to arrive the room quickly filled with chatter, laughter, smiles and selfies. Since this was my first brunch for Breast Cancer Awareness and Survivors I really had no idea what to expect. I too had a love one past from breast cancer and a few years ago I walked the Susan G. Komen walk which allowed me first hand to interact with so many amazing women and learn about them through their triumph stories. I especially love this organization because they cater to African-American women whom are often overlooked as it pertains to Breast Cancer Prevention and Awareness.As the event started we all made our way to our designated table and began to have intimate conversation and learn more about each other. Each table was beautifully decorated and adorned with beautiful bouquets, conversation starters and trinkets.
Attendees witnessed first hand the heart felt stories firsthand. We were both educated and enlightened on preventative methods and the truth behind breast cancer myths. The panels were so transparent and you could feel the love and emotions as they individually and collectively poured their hearts out as they shared their stories of struggle, strength and power during the events surrounding their diagnosis, treatment and the moments when they finally rung the bell. There is just something about being in a room full of strong women no matter the struggle that they endured they SURVIVED. The theme for this year was so fitting, Empowering Each Other Through Survival. I commend the ladies who started this organization and all of the board members. These are the type of African-American businesses and organizations that we need to share with the world making impacts in millions of lives daily. I can’t wait until next year or to work with these amazing entrepreneurs again soon! Remember Painted Pink, Inc initiative goes year round so you can always get involved, volunteer or donate monetary gifts to help them continue to help more women and their families. Learn more http://www.paintedpink.org/
ABOUT PAINTED PINK, INC.
Painted Pink, Inc. is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit dedicated to educating every millennial on breast health. They empower millennials to take charge of their breast health with access to mentors, resources, and medical professionals who understand the intersection of breast health and the realities of breast cancer for this generation.