Survivors rocking the runway for breast health symposium
The community is invited to be “educated, entertained, inspired and motivated” Wednesday night when the Institute for Breast Health Inc. presents the 19th annual Breast Health Symposium at the Cajundome Convention Center.
With a theme of “We Rock Pink” in conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the event is expected to draw more than 800 women for an evening of dynamic speakers, fashion modeled by 30 local breast cancer survivors, a “Save Ze Ta Taz” art bra event and more.
This year’s keynote speaker is registered nurse and breast cancer survivor Dee Milliken.
The Institute for Breast Health Inc. is an area nonprofit with a mission of raising awareness on breast cancer treatment and prevention. This year, the group will also be awarding a scholarship to one “deserving” UL nursing student.
The symposium is from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Cajundome Convention Center. Admission is $5.
For more information, check out the “We Rock Pink” website.
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