Last year, more than 300 community members joined with to raise almost $20,000 through the inaugural Power of Pink event—a charity luncheon, fashion show, and silent auction—to support Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Greater Atlanta Affiliate.
This year, the hospital hopes to surpass last year’s impressive total at the second-annual Power of Pink event, which will be held Friday, Sept. 21.
“Last year, North Fulton Hospital, our sponsors, and our community took a stand against breast cancer through this wonderful event, and now we’re ready to do it again,” says Dr. Laura Rivers Pearson, Breast Surgeon and Medical Director of the North Fulton Hospital Breast Program. “Together we can help to increase awareness and help our community understand the importance of screenings and physician examinations. Early detection can make all the difference.”
Power of Pink is one of the first Susan G. Komen fundraising events to be held in North Fulton County and last year’s donation marked the largest amount of funds ever raised at an Atlanta-metro Komen event outside the city of Atlanta. The money raised at Power of Pink provides support to women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, as well as to fund research to help find a cure. In fact, 75 percent of all funds raised for Komen Atlanta stay in the area and go toward local screenings, treatment and support programs.
Attendees of Power of Pink will be treated to a gourmet luncheon and a dynamic fashion featuring breast cancer survivors who will model fall clothing pieces from Dillard’s Department Store. A silent auction also will run throughout the event and offer unique items generously donated by local businesses and other companies wanting to support the cause.
“It is a chance for the community to come together in support of the amazing women who have fought and survived breast cancer,” said Rivers Pearson.
The Platinum Sponsor for the event for the second year in a row is Kimberly-Clark Health Care.
“We are proud to once again support North Fulton Hospital in its effort to care for the community,” said Joanne Bauer, president, Kimberly-Clark Health Care. “Giving back to the communities in which we live and work is an important part of being an employee here. It is rewarding to work with customers like North Fulton who share the same values.”
The event is also made possible through the generosity of the following sponsors:
Gold Sponsors: Bank of North Georgia, The Maloney Center for Facial Plastic Surgery, and Thomas Eye Group.
Silver Sponsors: Atlanta Oncology, Myriad Genetics, Georgia Power, Resurgens Orthopedics, CaraVita Home Care, Roswell Radiology Associates, and the Historic Roswell Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Roswell Business Alliance.
Bronze Sponsors: Dr. Laura Rivers Pearson, the Chattahoochee Women’s Club, The Holdo Family, Illuminations by Borelli’s Salon, Veterinary Care Navigation, Alpharetta Baby Gifts, North Fulton Women’s Specialists, and Georgia Cancer Specialists.
The printing sponsor for the event is Stroud’s Printing and Design, and the media sponsor is Northside Woman. Flowers will be provided by Flowers from Us, and in-kind donations for the fashion show will be provided by Dillard’s, Borelli’s Salon, and Mary Kay.
Tickets for Power of Pink, to be held Sept. 21 at the Country Club of the South in Johns Creek, are now on sale. Visit the website or call 770-751-2660 for more information or to purchase tickets.