It was an afternoon of motivation, education, and celebration at the Annual Komen Lowcountry Survivor Celebration held at the Embassy Suites Convention Center in Charleston, SC(opens in a new tab), on March 27. Survivors, along with their friends and families, gathered together for some afternoon tea to celebrate those who have won the battle against breast cancer—both here, in the Lowcountry, and around the world. Guests enjoyed entertainment by singers from the Charleston County School of the Arts and Jazz Saxophonist Devon Gary. Survivor, Alex Costanzo, provided some laughs and good cheer with her “Top 10 Perks of Being a Breast Cancer Survivor.” Dr. Gretchen Meyer from Lowcountry Hematology & Oncologist provided the medical update portion of the program while Mona Palmore-Haynes stirred the crowd’s hearts and minds with her motivational speech about her own breast cancer experience. The program closed with a moving candle lighting ceremony honoring the survivors in attendance. Congratulations to Gene Glave, who was the well deserved recipient of this years’ Charlene Daughtrey Award for her work with the Susan G. Komen for the Cure—Lowcountry Affiliate. Thanks to Susan G. Komen for the Cure—Lowcountry Affiliate for such a truly beautiful and memorable day and The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction(opens in a new tab) for their sponsorship.

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