Atlanta, GA -October 26, 2016 – On Saturday October 22, 2016, prominent physician, national expert on women’s health and Star of Bravo TV’s “Married to Medicine”, Dr. Jackie Walters hosted the 2016 “50 Shades of Pink Foundation Annual Gala”. Held at The Ballroom At The Carlos Center the star-studded event featured 20 breast cancer warriors who bravely walked the runway wearing featured designer JE’AMOR while displaying their poise, beauty, and triumph over breast cancer. In addition to the fashion, a silent auction, delectable hor d’oeuvres, and first class entertainment; guests experienced an elegant evening of luxury, fashion, and philanthropy. The participating silent auction contributors included both small businesses and major corporations: Proof of The Pudding, Neiman Marcus, Dress JP, Bluemercury, Southwest Airlines, Core Power, Panera Bread, Vera Bradley, Design Essentials, Tootsies, Trader Joe’s , Eclipse Di Luna, Seasons, Fresh Grill, S&S Lux, Ryse, Julian’s, Amber Raw Images, Diptyque Paris, Distinctive, Kate Spade, Kelvin Myers, Atlanta Braves, Fab’rik, Total Wine & More, Free-Flite Bicycles, Brighton Collectibles, DressUp, Jamba Juice, Marble Slab Creamery, Getaway2Give, DermaBlend, The Body Shop, Buckhead Family Dentistry, JO Malone, Soapy Faith, Fuji Floral Design, J.Christopher’s, deshonica kerrie, Remy Martin, Pepperidge Farm, The Wells Luxury Group, Bare Minerals, Harbor Mill, Not As Famous Cookies, European Wax Center, S&k Event Design and Rentals, Classic Event and Party Rentals.
Guests and performers included Dr. Heavenly Kimes & Genise Sheldon of Bravo’s Married To Medicine, eOne Recording Artist and Actress Demetria McKinney and World Renowned Poet Hank Stewart each performed live. Cox Radio’s Sasha The Diva served as Mistress of Ceremony for the glamorous affair. With the help of key sponsors like Community Foundation For North Georgia, JMW Entertainment, Prost Aware, A CCRM Network Clinic, Taylor Reece Burdette Golf Tournament, Rick & Lakesha Robinson, Holland & Knight, The Cochran Firm Atlanta, and Maternal-Fetal Specialists the “50 Shades of Pink Foundation Annual Gala” was a complete success. Survivors, supporters, caretakers, celebrities and media including BE100 Radio, Essence Online, InDaHouseMedia, Africa TV1, 108 Prasie Radio, and more came together for one night to celebrate the model’s determination and courage after receiving a breast cancer diagnosis.
The gala was able to raise vital funds for the 50 Shades of Pink Foundation to ensure the organization can continue supporting thousands of breast cancer survivors worldwide. For more than four years the 50 Shades of Pink Foundation have been supporting breast cancer survivors through their journey. Described as one of the most life changing events, attendees left the gala passionate about increasing the awareness of the organization and its service after hearing the many challenges of those affected. “The event was beyond amazing. I want to thank everyone who made this show a success. I appreciate all of you from the bottom of my heart. All of my breast cancer warriors looked stunning and I could not be more proud of the courage they displayed walking the runway” stated Dr.Jackie.
The 50 Shades of Pink Foundation is a breast cancer awareness organization motivated by sharing the importance of developing a strong system of support and creating an environment of hope and optimism. The organization aims to nurture the psychological and physical well-being of breast cancer warriors and supports the philosophy that awareness and support are needed to fight with confidence and dignity. The 50 Shades of Pink Foundation was established by Dr. Jackie Walters after beating breast cancer twice. Her main goal with the organization is to take care of the men and women who are diagnosed and treated with Breast Cancer. “ Our organization nurtures the person with this disease. I would like to see all Breast Cancer survivors get through this process and start feeling and looking like a champion” explained Dr. Jackie.
To obtain more information on the 50 Shades of Pink Foundation, stay informed about upcoming events or to donate to the organization, please visit www.50ShadesOfPinkFoundation.org.