annual events

Benefit Luncheon

Thursday, October 5th, 2017 at 11am

Our 2017 luncheon welcomed two-time Emmy nominated TV host Samantha Harris who was an inspiration to us all!

Samantha is a seasoned entertainment journalist, certified personal trainer, and health and fitness expert. She is best known as a host of Entertainment Tonight and for her eight-season run as co-host of Dancing with the Stars. Most importantly, she is a cancer survivor.

In 2014, Harris was diagnosed with Stage II invasive breast cancer, having found a lump in her breast just days after a clear mammogram. Two of her longtime doctors told her it was “nothing,” but her gut said otherwise. Harris pressed on and found the right kind of specialist. Together, they decided on a lumpectomy. Even though this surgical oncologist reassured her that the lump tested negative for cancer, she advised Harris to remove it anyway. When the pathology results came back, invasive ductal carcinoma was confirmed.

Three surgeries later, Harris is cancer-free and encouraging others. Her diagnosis led her and her husband to create GottaMakeLemonade.com, a site with a goal of “inspiring positivity in the face of adversity.” Whether the issue is illness, injury, or a career low, the site helps embolden those faced with life’s challenges and encourages them to turn them into something better. She is currently working on an adult nonfiction book entitled "Your Healthiest Healthy".

Watch this space for 2018 event details.

Proceeds benefit Pink the Basin to provide free mammograms. For more information call 432-940-PINK(7465)