Sixth Annual Pink Promise Tea Celebrates Breast Cancer Survivors

7 years 1 month 3 weeks ago Saturday, June 08 2013 Jun 8, 2013 Saturday, June 08, 2013 11:55:00 AM CDT June 08, 2013 in News
By: Elaina O'Connell

COLUMBIA - The Sixth Annual Susan G. Komen Mid-Missouri Pink Promise Tea occurred Saturday morning at the Clinton Club in Mizzou Arena.

Space was limited to 140 attendees, but the first 50 survivors were given complimentary admission courtesy of Ellis Fischel Cancer Center.

"My reason for being involved is because several years ago I lost my mother to breast cancer," Susan G. Komen for the Cure Mid-Missouri board member Mitzi Clayton said. "I know the feeling that that brings as a daughter, as a sister, a counselor to my siblings knowing what our mother was facing."

The morning began with tea and food while people mingled. The room was full of celebration for breast cancer survivors and the people who help them in the fight against cancer.

Before the guest speaker, the survivors celebrated the announcement of the 2013 Mid-Missouri Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure grantees.

This year's guest speaker was lymphedema physiotherapist Dorit Tidhar. The topic of her speech was Aqua Lymphatic Therapy (ALT). ALT teaches patients self-treatment in a group setting to help people who experience lymphedema.

Throughout the morning there was a raffle and a silent auction.

After the guest speaker, two sister survivors spoke to the group. Robin and Rebecca Viley are twin sisters who found out a week apart that they both had breast cancer.

"My sister was diagnosed with cancer and she convinced me, or pressured me, into having a mammogram," Robin said. "We have had cancer run through the family, but I still did not take the time to go have myself checked."

Robin said it is very important to get checked. It is important to get mamograms and also do self-checks.

Both sisters have been cancer free for four years.

At the end of the tea, all of the survivors came on stage. Two of the survivors have been cancer-free for more than 20 years.

Saturday afternoon, Dorit will host a free Aquatic Lymphedema Therapy session for a limited number of breast cancer survivors at Tiger Grotto.

For more information on Susan G. Komen visit their website.

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