Power of Pink! is an educational forum which raises awareness about women and breast cancer in a fun and inspirational atmosphere. The Power of Pink! Luncheon, began 25 years ago as the Jan Moore Memorial Lecture. Ms. Moore lost her battle to breast cancer in 1993, but her courage and determination won the hearts of her friends, family, and hospital leaders. As a result those who knew her best wanted to help inform others about breast cancer. What began as a handful of women discussing breast cancer over sack lunches in the hall of CHI St. Luke's Health-Memorial has grown to a luncheon that caters to more than 1200 women in Deep East Texas.
In 2016, the events in Livingston and Lufkin were the most attended yet. A special video titled “I’m Going to Love You Through It,” showcasing interviews with husbands, fathers, nephews and sons, debuted at the event. Another highlight of the luncheon was the Art Bra fashion show that featured some of our local first responders modeling the entries. Ovarian cancer survivor and nationally touring comedian, Karen Mills, reminded attendees that your spirit shines through your smile, not your hair with the story of her cancer journey.
Watch the whole presentation or the special video below.