Sisters Network Inc. honors Houston-area Pink Angels for supporting the fight against breast cancer
Funds raised to benefit the organizations’ Breast Cancer Assistance Program (BCAP)
The national African-American breast cancer survivorship organization, Sisters Network, Inc., will raise funds to benefit its Breast Cancer Assistance Program (BCAP) at the 2013 Pink Angel Celebration Luncheon & Style Show on Sunday, October 13, 2013 from 1:00- 3:00 p.m., at the Westin Galleria in Houston. BCAP provides free mammograms and financial assistance for treatment, medicine and medical co-pays for doctor visits, ensuring women have access to be screened for early detection.
The luncheon will include a couture runway show featuring collections from Elizabeth Anthony | Esther Wolf, a Houston upscale specialty store known for its evening and cocktail attire and make-up by LAMIK Beauty.
General seating for the Pink Angel Celebration Luncheon & Style Show are available for purchase at sistersnetworkinc.org. The event’s co-chairs are Arvia and Jason Few. Corporate sponsors to date are Comerica Bank, HEB, Memorial Hermann Health System, MJWJ Global Radio, Westside Surgical Center, Capital One Bank, MD Anderson Cancer Center and Schlumberger.
During the event there will be a special tribute to Sisters Network founder and CEO Karen E. Jackson celebrating 20 years of survivorship. The program will also honor Sisters Network supporters and donors – Houston City Council member Wanda Adams, U.S. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, doctors Camille Cash and Mark A. Schusterman, D-Mars publisher Keith Davis, The Rose co-founder Dorothy Weston Gibbons, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. Southern Regional Director Cheryl W. Turner, The Church Without Walls first lady Sheretta West, Christine Verini, VP, Corporate Communications, Eisai, and Houston philanthropist Merele Yarborough.
“Our honorees are what we like to call our Pink Angels because they have made a difference in the lives of women battling breast cancer,” said Karen E. Jackson, Founder/CEO, Sisters Network Inc. “We want to recognize them in celebration of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and their unwavering commitment to the cause. In addition to raising awareness about breast cancer and the importance of early detection, Sisters Network is committed to celebrating breast cancer survivors.”
Jackson founded Sisters Network in Houston with the mission of saving lives and empowering black
women fighting breast cancer. Today, the organization has 3,000-plus members and more than 40
affiliate survivor chapters nationwide. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among African-
American women. Among women under the age of 45, black women have a higher risk of getting breast
cancer than any other ethnicity.
WHAT: 2013 Pink Angel Celebration Luncheon & Style Show
TIME & LOCATION: 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13 l The Westin Galleria Houston, 5060 W. Alabama St.
WHY: To raise funds for Sisters Network, Inc.’s Breast Cancer Assistance Program, to honor the
organization’s donors and founder and CEO Karen E. Jackson
MEDIA/PHOTO OPP: Interview opportunities with event honorees as well as breast cancer survivors,
including Sisters Network, Inc. founder and CEO Karen E. Jackson. Pink Angel Celebration Luncheon &
Style Show Event Chairs Arvia and Jason Few will also be available for interviews.
Photo opportunities of runway show featuring looks from Houston specialty store Elizabeth Anthony |
TICKETS: To purchase general seating, visit sistersnetworkinc.org
MEDIA CONTACT: Ashley Anthony, firstname.lastname@example.org l (281) 217-2347