Events to Raise Awareness

Whew!  Breast Cancer Awareness month is off to a running start here in Charleston!  Just a few events we’re going to mention where we’ve lent our support – there are so many that I hope you can find your way to one of them to show your support of our sisters (and brothers) who have been affected by breast cancer.


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Tonight! October 8, 2014 – 2nd Annual Warriors Wear Pink Event at ALOFT Charleston Hotel & Convention Center from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.   Click the event flyer thumbnail for more details.


October 15, 2014BRA Day USA!!  Learn more……

October 18, 2014 Komen Lowcountry Race for the Cure –  Family Circle Cup Stadium – Daniel Island, S.C.

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October 19, 2014A Tickled Pink Reception:  T-shirts & Stillettos –  Presented by the Folly Road Church of Christ.  3:30 p.m.  Experience a fun filled afternoon celebrating breast cancer survivors.  Click the event flyer for more details.




Columbia Friends – SC FORCE Support Group GatheringOctober 26, 2014, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Richland country Main Library – Irwin Kahn Conference Room – 1431 Assembly Street – Columbia, S.C. 29201.   Do you have a family history of breast and/or ovarian cancer?  Have you tested positive for a BRCA mutation or are you considering genetic testing?  You are not alone and we invite you to join us to find out more.

Worship in Pink – Worship in Pink is a breast health education initiative for the Affiliate’s faith-based communities in an effort to reduce disparities seen in African-American, Hispanic and rural communities.  The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction is thrilled to be the Promise Partner for the Komen Lowcountry initiative again this year.   Find out more….

What events do you plan to attend?  We’d love to feature them on our next “Upcoming Events” or “All Things Charleston”  post.

7 Ways to Celebrate Pink Sunday Wherever You Are

pink sundayPink Sunday is a breast-cancer awareness program sponsored by the Susan G. Komen for the Cure ® Lowcountry affiliate and takes place Sunday, October 23, 2011. Nonprofit organizations and churches will be celebrating with their own Pink Sunday events, but we thought this was such a great idea that we’d like to let everyone know about it.

A highlight of Pink Sunday is the Commitment Challenge, which simply means that by signing the Commitment form you promise your friends and family that you’ll get a mammogram this year. The form has a space for your email address, and if you choose to include it, Komen Lowcountry will send you updates.

Ideas for celebrating Pink Sunday no matter where you are include . . .

  • Wearing pink and asking others to as well.
  • Ordering or making pink pins to give to friends and family.
  • Asking others to take the Commitment Challenge with you.
  • Collecting donations for Komen Lowcountry, or asking people to make donations online at
  • Creating a Wall of Hope with names of those who have lost the breast cancer battle and names of survivors.
  • Celebrating survivors you know with a candle lighting ceremony, pink ribbons, or flowers.
  • Asking a survivor to share her story with your family or group of friends while honoring her with a special lunch or dinner.

For more ideas and the Commitment form, visit:

Do you have any ideas to celebrate Pink Sunday?

Spread the Word about the 2011 Women’s Empowerment Conference

womens healthWe are delighted to spotlight the upcoming 2011 Women’s Empowerment Conference hosted by the Women’s Empowerment Group on May 21, 2011 at the Technical College of the Lowcountry, Beaufort Campus, Beaufort, SC, happening at 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Dedicated to educating and assisting women to live “Healthier Lives Through Education,” the Women’s Empowerment Group has created their very first Women’s Empowerment Conference for all women of the Lowcountry to attend. In an effort to educate women and young females about common health issues, the conference will work to educate females about heart disease, cancer, diabetes, stroke, and chronic diseases. Attendees may also receive HIV tests, as well as breast exams.

Throughout the day at the conference, there will be a variety of breakout session topics, including . . .

Dream Big, Live True: This is an entrepreneurial workshop hosted by Elizabeth Millen, editor and publisher of Pink Magazine.

Breast Health 101: This workshop will focus on what females can do to take care of their breasts and work to prevent breast cancer. The workshop will be hosted by Lucy Spears, a mission / coordinator survivor.

Sexy Senior: This workshop will focus on sex throughout life and will be hosted by Gwen Bampfield, JD.

Fats: The Good, Bad and the Ugly: Hosted by Sarah Smith, RD, LD, CDE, this workshop will focus on how to prevent chronic diseases.

Your Body is Your Temple: This discussion will focus on how to nourish the body and soul, and will be hosted by Gina Jordan, MD.

Sexual Health: With a focus on women’s sexual health issues, this workshop will be hosted by Ardra Davis-Tolbert, MD.

Teen Conference: This discussion will focus on a broad range of health topics for teenagers ages 13 – 18.

The event will also feature health screenings, door prizes, fitness demonstrations, heart health discussions, snacks and beverages, and giveaways.

**Since seating at the event is limited, please pre-register prior to Saturday, May 14. Registration is completely free. Click here to fill out your pre-registration form.

Spread the word and bring your daughters, mothers, grandmothers, and girlfriends for a day of fun and health education you’ll always remember.

For more information, click here to visit the Women’s Empowerment Group website.

A Look at the Second Annual Warriors Wear Pink MoBo Event

Guest post by Lee Heyward, owner of the Charleston Style Concierge.

Lee attended the Second Annual Warriors Wear Pink MoBo Event, and was one of the speakers.

See below for Lee’s guest post:

Last week I was honored to be a part of the 2nd Warriors Wear Pink MoBo, where shopping was not only fun, but went to a great cause.  Attendees shopped through a great selection of designer denim, fun accessories, and great spring wardrobe updates to benefit local “warriors” fighting breast cancer. I had the privilege of helping shoppers find and put together great spring outfits.

warriors wear pinkImage to the left of Lee Heyward at the Warriors Wear Pink MoBo Event.

The MoBo was a great way to add fun spring wardrobe updates on any budget. I always teach my clients to keep an open mind when shopping because you never know what you are going to find, and the MoBo was the place to find so many great deals. Shopping here was a fun way to add new pieces to your wardrobe while benefitting an amazing cause.  Pictured here are a few of the many MoBo racks.

Below are images taken at the event of some of the clothing, jewelry, and shoe racks:

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I’m so honored to have had the opportunity to become involved with the Warriors Wear Pink organization. After speaking for only a few minutes with Leslie Moore, the organization’s founder, I had chills and knew I wanted to help however I could. Leslie is a breast cancer survivor and founded Warriors Wear Pink to give other pink warriors inspiration, hope, advice, and a community to reach out to.

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For more information about Warriors Wear Pink visit the Warriors Wear Pink Promise Blog or get involved with them on Facebook.  I hope to see you at the next Warriors Wear Pink MoBo!

To find out more about Lee and the Charleston Style Concierge, click here to visit her website.

Fabulous Shopping for a Fabulous Cause: The Second Warriors Wear Pink Event

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Support a great cause by coming out to the 2nd Warriors Wear Pink MoBo event, happening Thursday, April 7 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The event takes place at the Tanner Hall Amenities Center in Tanner Hall Plantation and features fabulous guests including the Charleston Style Concierge, Lee Heyward; Elizabeth Quinton of EQMake Up; Sumner Little of Stella & Dot Jewelry; and the Rosita Jones Studio.

This is going to be an amazing night full of fun, shopping, and socializing! Those who attend the event will be helping to support local breast cancer survivors and those affected by breast cancer. Attendees can shop some great deals for an exceptional cause while listening to great music, socializing with family and friends, and enjoying a glass of wine and snacks.

Some of the items being sold at this event will include high-end, gently used clothing and fashionable accessories at great deals. Part of the proceeds will be given to locals affected by breast cancer, as well as the Warriors Wear Pink Foundation. Lee Heyward, the Charleston Style Concierge, will offer style expert assistance to shoppers looking to get some insight on wardrobe creations and pairings.

Don’t miss out on this great event to help support our brave local survivors and give to a wonderful cause!

For additional questions about the event, contact Leslie Crawford Moore at 843.708.1918.