Pink Tea Event to celebrate Breast Cancer Survivors
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) will host its Pink Tea at First Presbyterian Church of Anderson on Friday, Oct. 12, from 2-4pm. The event will bring together breast cancer survivors and caregivers for an afternoon of hope where they will learn about living with breast and cervical cancer and hear about the latest developments in cancer research and treatment. Rep. Brian White will be honored for his commitment to funding breast and cervical cancer screenings for uninsured and underinsured South Carolina women through the National Breast and Cervical Early Detection Program. Early detection increases a women’s chance of survival. The Pink Tea will educate the community about the importance of screening and early detection and will discuss ways South Carolina can increase access to screening to help diminish death and suffering from breast cancer. Speakers will include a breast cancer survivor, caregiver, and healthcare professional. In addition, South Carolina Rep. Brian White will be honored for his dedication to ensuring all women in the state have access to lifesaving breast and cervical cancer screenings. ACS CAN’s public policy priorities are focused on the actions that elected leaders at all levels of government can take to accelerate the ability to save lives and win the fight against cancer. Actions like supporting state funding for the Best Chance Network in South Carolina. The Best Chance Network is South Carolina’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program which provides breast and cervical cancer screening at no cost for women who qualify. This year alone, the American Cancer Society estimates that 4,540 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in South Carolina and 220 will be diagnosed with cervical cancer. More than 700 women in the state die each year from breast cancer. The public is invited to this special event at First Presbyterian Church of Anderson, which is located at 302 West Whitner Street in Anderson, to enjoy an afternoon cup of tea with friends. The event is free, but registration is requested. To RSVP, go online at https://www.fightcancer.org/events/pink-tea-1 or call 843-858-2310. ACS CAN, the nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society, supports evidence-based policy and legislative solutions designed to eliminate cancer as a major health problem. ACS CAN works to encourage elected officials and candidates to make cancer a top national priority. ACS CAN gives ordinary people extraordinary power to fight cancer with the training and tools they need to make their voices heard. For more information, visit www.acscan.org.