USA Mitchell Cancer Institute and USA Children’s and Women’s Hospital are hosting the Think Pink Tea
to bring awareness to breast cancer. Attendees will be delighted with Martha Rutledge desserts and a fall fashion show.
The Think Pink Tea is a celebration of breast cancer awareness to honor patients, survivors and the friends and family of those impacted by breast cancer. This year’s annual event will be held at MCI on Thursday, October 24, 2013 from 4 - 6 p.m., and will be attended by patients, caregivers, donors and members of the community. Each year, MCI works diligently to make the event an enjoyable social experience for the attendees, featuring prominent guest speakers and delicacies provided by Martha Rutledge Catering.
The Think Pink Tea will feature speakers including Dr. Elizabeth Thompson, Mrs. Geri Moulton, and Dr. Windy Dean-Colomb. MCI is partnering with Dillard’s of Mobile to present a runway fashion show as part
of the program. Dillard’s will be the presenting runway sponsor, showcasing trends and fall fashion applicable for every woman. The models that will walk the runway will be current patients, breast cancer survivors, physicians and others that have been affected by cancer.
Attendees can also look forward to seeing some of MCI’s dedicated oncologists and physicians strut for a phenomenal cause. Dr. Windy Dean-Colomb, M.D., Ph.D, a medical oncologist at MCI is a dedicated advocate of cancer awareness, and will be one of the models featured during the runway show, as well as Dr. Suzanne Russo, a radiation oncologist at MCI. Joy Grodnick will host the runway presentation, providing information about what to wear for Fall 2013.
A true advocate of MCI, Joy Grodnick’s father, Mayer Mitchell, was diagnosed with stage four Hodgkin’s disease when she was only ten years old. She says at that time her father wasn’t able to receive treatment in Mobile, and had to travel to Rochester, New York to be treated. During his first trip home, he said that if he lived long enough, he would like to see a cancer treatment center in Mobile, so that families didn’t have to travel for treatment, or go without care. He didn’t live long enough to see the first patient walk through the door, but he was able to see the building erected during the beginning stages of construction. Like many others that are involved in the event, Joy Grodnick has a personal connection to cancer and MCI, and views the event as a great way to promote awareness.
No ticket is necessary to attend the event, and the tea is open to the public. MCI strives to continuously show support and dedication to cancer patients and the communities of the Gulf Coast, and the Think Pink Tea is one way to give back. Sponsorship opportunities for the event are available, ranging from $500 to $3,000.
For additional information about becoming a sponsor, please contact Kelly McCarron at
(251) 460-7276 or KMcCarron@southalabama.edu. To RSVP, please email
Keslava@health.southalabama.edu. For additional information about the Think Pink Tea, please
contact the MCI Community Outreach Department at (251) 445-9819.
University of South Alabama’s Mitchell Cancer Institute is the only academic cancer research institute in the upper Gulf Coast region, and is the largest single research endeavor in the history of the University of South Alabama. MCI’s vast research initiatives are a key component of our commitment to provide the most advanced and most comprehensive cancer care. These initiatives, combined with the commitment to translate these findings into enhanced diagnostic, prognostic and prevention strategies, enable MCI to battle cancer on all fronts.
This formidable combination is the core of MCI’s commitment to providing the Gulf Coast region and the citizens of Alabama with not only the absolute best cancer care possible, but also new early detection tools and new cancer treatments that can ultimately save lives. More information about the USA Mitchell Cancer Institute is available at www.USAMCI.com.
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