|Pictured are some of the fashion show models from Hamilton Diagnostic Center’s (HDC) recent “Pampered in Pink” event. From left are Barbara Combs (28-year breast cancer survivor); Terri White, Combs’ daughter and HDC manager; and Valerie White, Combs’ granddaughter.|
DALTON, Ga. – Hamilton Diagnostics Center (HDC) recently held its
annual “Pampered in Pink” event in honor of HDC patients who have been
diagnosed with breast cancer within the past year.
Local surgeons Eric Manahan, MD, and Rodovaldo Rodriguez, MD, served as escorts for the event. Patrick Minor, MD, welcomed the survivors and encouraged them in their battle. “We have this event today in honor of you (the breast cancer patient) and the courage that you have shown, and will show throughout your treatment,” said Minor.
The event included brunch served by HDC staff members, special music by Cassie Richardson, and a fashion show featuring clothing from Belk, Cotton and Twine Boutique, The Dress Barn, and Unique Selections, using models with a history of breast cancer.
“The idea of using survivors as models is to encourage the women that they can move forward from this devastating life event and once again be vibrant, productive women,” said Annette Daniel, event coordinator.
Each attendee received at least one door prize and, in many cases, two prizes. The grand prize was a Ladies’ Citizen watch with a pink face encircled by diamonds, contributed by The Jewelry Exchange of Dalton.
Other door prize contributors included Luxe Salon; Flash Graphics; Paper Princess; Cherry Tree; Pine Needle; Raspberry Row; Grace 251 Gifts; Edible Arrangements; Oakwood Café; Walmart; Chili’s; Longhorn; Outback; North Georgia Radiology; Brian Glass, MD; Larry Sanders, MD; North Georgia Women’s Center; Tim Dindoffer, MD; Judd Cancer Center; Bradley Wellness Center and Shaw Industries.