Women’s Night Out for Breast Cancer: A Survivor’s Perspective

by Katie Austin

I attended Lexington Medical Center’s Women’s Night Out on October 11th at the Embassy Suites hotel in Columbia, SC. I have never been more honored to be surrounded in a sea of pink as I walked through the event.

One of my event favorites is the vendor room. Many of the resident medical groups sponsor tables that display informational pamphlets describing their services, health-related information and of course the free items that were being handed out. Where else can you get a pink cutting board or a pink carry bag that will fold up in to the size of a small bean bag or a pink water container?

If you were finished perusing the vendor room, you could walk to the center of the hotel where you would find the terrace transformed into a silent auction. Items included a pink mixer, purse with the breast cancer ribbon as the handles and many other items that might tickle your fancy. The best part of the auction is that the winners are kept a secret until the end of the event. You would just have to wait to find out until after dinner if you were a winner!

Katie Austin (bottom right) with friends and her infusion nurse, Sharon.

Then at approximately 6:30pm, we were ushered to our table in the dining area where we enjoyed wonderful conversation over a delicious dinner with a dash of entertainment in between. We heard from hospital management, watched the hospital’s version of the Pink Glove video, enjoyed a fashion show provided by Belk for a group of hospital staff that knows the breast cancer battle first hand, and then we heard from Emory Austin who was the guest speaker. I found myself enjoying Emory’s humor and relating to a lot of what she talked about as she too is a breast cancer survivor.

This year, we purchased a survivor table in honor of myself, Brandy Collette and Marsha Alverson. My husband, parents and our good friend Sharon sat with us too. This truly was an evening to remember and reflect just how far we have come in our personal breast cancer fight. I can’t wait to attend this event next year!

If you haven’t watched the Pink Glove video, click here! This video is a great example of the people you will meet and how they make you feel at home when you are there. I absolutely love this video and the Women’s Night Out event.

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This blog is intended for general understanding and education about Lexington Medical Center. Nothing on the blog should be considered or used as a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Blog visitors with personal health or medical questions should consult their health care provider.

4 thoughts on “Women’s Night Out for Breast Cancer: A Survivor’s Perspective

  1. Thanks Ro!! You inspire me with your positive, can do attitude and how you conquer your day. This is such a great event that will make you smile, cry and a night to remember. We should all go next year 🙂

  2. Pingback: Every Woman Blog: Women’s Night Out – A Survivor’s Perspective | Just A Walk In Faith

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