PRETTY IN PINK 2019
Breast Cancer is a cause that is near and dear to our hearts. At the age of 17 years old, our founder Avril S. Lewis, lost her mother, Gloria J. Hayes, to breast cancer. At the age of 41, Gloria left behind a husband and two teenage children. Even though Avril was a teenager, she can distinctly remember her mother going through treatment and not only the physical and mental strain, but the financial strain. The cost of the treatment and medication was extremely high. Even with good health insurance, there were still out of pocket expenses that the family had incurred.
Since her mother passed away, there have been and there continue to be, many women diagnosed with this dreadful disease. As our founder thinks back to the loss of her mother, at such an influential age, she can remember saying “One day I am going to be able to help women who are going through the treatment and healing process of breast cancer”. So, every year since October 2015, it has been her goal through the Pretty in Pink Affair Event, to help bring awareness and empower those that are yet fighting to WIN and OVERCOME!