From press & staff reports
Once again, residents of Winston County are awaiting the annual event Breast Cancer Awareness To Teach Ladies Early Detection (BATTLE) luncheon.
BATTLE plans are underway. The core group of planners for the annual BATTLE luncheon have began putting in motion its 2013 plans.
This year’s event is set for Thursday, Sept. 26 at noon in the Lake Tiak O’Khata dining area. The program was initiated by Peggy Crawford and Glenda Gregory in 1999 and had a guest list of 28 during its first year. Last year, the Breast Cancer Awareness To Teach Ladies Early Detection luncheon catered to over 300 men and women. This year, committee members hope once again to draw the maximum number of attendees for the space at Lake Tiak O’Khata.
Committee members noted that while the day is a wonderful chance to fellowship with community members that the educational part and promoting early detection is key to the event.
This year’s featured speaker will be Dr. Beverly McMillin of Jackson, MS. Last year’s speaker was Dwalia South, who served as the Mississippi State Medical Association President from 2007-08, and specializes in family medicine while collecting stories from her life to illustrate the ups and downs of a small town doctor.
Also each year besides featuring a speaker, the group hosts a fashion show of breast cancer survivors or those battling the disease. Models for the fashion show are still being sought with the group especially seeking breast cancer survivors for the show.
Anyone interested in attending or survivors interested in participating in the fashion show should contact the Extension Office at 773-3091.
Those wishing to sponsor the event should also contact the Extension Office.