Me with my fabulous and fun survivor Sherri.
We are both sporting looks from Tootsies Atlanta.
My dress was this Nicole Miller stunner! I wish I could have sneaked it home with me!
Hair, makeup, and iPhones in action at the W Hotel Buckhead!
How cool did my hair do turn out?? I've never had this much volume!
Thanks to Van Michael Salon for the fab ponytail!
Setting up on the wet deck before showtime!
All of the blogger stylists from the Southern Blog Society posing with our celebrity host Julie Moran.
The reason we were all there tonight - to celebrate THESE
amazing breast cancer SURVIVORS!!
Me doing my best not to fall in the pool!
Our finale shot!
A Sherri & Jennifer selfie! How FAB are her hot pink lips?!!
My wonderful friends and sister in law who came out to support me!
Our cocktails in hand were "Tata-Tinis" thanks to Vixen Vodka. They were waaay yummy.
That's a wrap!!
The swanky and hip W hotel was the perfect spot for this energetic event. It was so upbeat because we were celebrating all of these amazing breast cancer survivors and their journey after treatment to feel as fabulous as they did before cancer hit.
After getting to hear my survivor Sherri's story from start to finish, it was completely inspiring but also hard to grasp. From the moment she first found out she was diagnosed on the phone while in the middle of the classroom of children she was teaching, to the wig she had to have made to cover up her shaved head, to her now being cancer free after multiple chemotherapy treatments, it's all difficult to imagine going through as a female. But the way Sherri and some of the other survivors I spoke with tell it, once you find out you're diagnosed, you just go into fight mode. You have to take on the mindset of taking the cancer head on and not looking back.
To quote its founder Lisa (also a breast cancer survivor) on her reasoning for creating the foundation,
"Pink Heals goal is to help young women who have been stripped of their confidence, looks, and sense of self - in what would normally be the prime of their lives - reclaim their "mojo."
Thank goodness I got the opportunity to meet these ladies who have bravely gone through and beaten the ultimate health scare. I'm also equally as glad I got to meet and make some new blogger friends who styled these survivors. Now I've got a bunch of new inspiring friends! Oh what a night.
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