The 'PINK POPCORN MOVIE NIGHT' at Palmetto Baptist Hospital Auditorium was the Pink Posse August Party. The Philes thank Anna Saunders of the Palmetto Health Foundation for making all the arrangements to show the movie "Living Proof". This movie, based on a true story, stars Harry Connick, Jr. as Dr. Dennis Slamon who helped develop the drug Herceptin. Yes, we munched on pink popcorn too! As breast cancer survivors, we walked away from the movie very thankful for all the research and pray that one day we will live in a world without cancer.
Did you know the Pink Posse originally started as a 2008 Palmetto Health Foundation Walk for Life team? We have come a long way since 2008 and we have raised a ton of money for breast cancer too! Please consider being part of our 2012 Pink Posse Team as we take steps against breast cancer on October 6th! You can walk, run a 5K, 10K, or even be a VIRTUAL team member! One thing for sure, you don't want to miss it! In September, we are having a PINK PARTY for our Walk for Life Team members. Be part of the biggest and most fun team at the walk! Register and save the date!
The August 'Recipe of the Month' was submitted by Char Blair from Kentucky. Char is a big fan of the Pink Posse and we're sure you will say 'Char's Chicken Salad' is the best you have ever eaten! We'd love to feature one of your original healthy recipes on the website too. Please send your recipe entry to: Pink.Posse.Philes@gmail.com with RECIPE on the subject line.
Yes, October Breast Cancer Awareness Month is right around the corner and things are starting to get very busy for the Pink Posse Philes! Stay tuned for all the fun and we invite you to be part of our group in 2013 and celebrate life with us every month. Details on 2013 Membership coming soon!
For now, so long! Go PINK POSSE!
Posted by Bren
Char's Chicken Salad
3 organic Chicken Breast
2 - 3 stalks organic chopped Celery
1 - bunch organic Red Grapes
Almonds or Pecans (add a small amount of butter and toast on low heat in oven)
Dressing: Hellmann's Mayo (Healthy option: Mix equal portions of Hellmann's Light Mayo and FAGE 0% Plain Greek Yogurt) Salt, Pepper, and Powdered Onion to taste
Boil chicken breast in a large kettle with plenty of water until done.
Remove chicken from bone and shred or cut into chunks.
Mix all ingredients adding mayo/yogurt mixture, celery, nuts, and grapes.
Refrigerate until served.
The July Party was one of those parties we didn't want to end! Actually, this party went on strong for a good three hours which made the Pink Posse World Book of Records! Honestly, we laughed for three hours. . . correction: We laughed our guts out for three hours! Remember how good it feels to belly laugh? We had a 'LAUGH FEST on the LAKE' with Banana Splits! Sherry went all out turning her home into an ice cream parlor with the best decorations ever! Everyone's assignment was to bring a banana dressed in a costume, one favorite banana split topping (preferable something healthy) and be prepared to share a very funny joke or story! Did I say bananas dressed in a costume??? Oh my, just take a look at the pictures! This party was a Platinum-plus keeper and you will definitely see it on our 2013 Party list for sure! Thanks again Sherry for providing a perfect place for the 'Laugh Fest on the Lake'! Welcome survivor Lesley!
Information on the Pink Posse August Party is below. We will have plenty of room and plenty of pink popcorn so bring your friends and family :
The July 'Recipe of the Month' is from Bren. She says the smoothie recipe below is guaranteed to please everyone in your family!
The Philes hope you are having a phantastic summer and making lots of memories with your family and friends.
Posted by Bren
Bren's 'Pink Sunshine Smoothie'
Navel Orange - peeled with the pith (white)
Green Apple - sliced
Carrots - 3 cups
Cherries - 1 cup fresh or frozen
Pineapple Juice - 6 oz
Ice Cubes - 2 cups
Place all ingredients into a Vitamix in order listed and select the Smoothie Cycle
June brought the Philes together for our 1st annual Pink Posse Potluck Picnic! We met at the South Carolina Oncology Prayer Garden and everyone brought a 'phat' potluck dish to share. Thanks to Meredith Anderson, Candy Coey and SCOA for providing food with all the trimmings to go along with the Philes potluck dishes. As always, the main goal of our monthly parties is celebrating life. . . Yes, we celebrated life while chowing down on all the delicious food! The Philes have phenomenal cooking abilities and you just might see a Pink Posse Cookbook in our future!?
The Pink Posse fundraiser for June was 'Muscles on a Mission' for Breast Cancer / OPERATION 'Lieutenants Lending a Hand'. Lieutenants from Ft. Jackson used their muscles to do all kinds of jobs for people in our community raising $1,450 for Palmetto Health Foundations 2012 Pink Posse Walk for Life Team! We thank Lieutenant Steve Cross for organizing this event for the Pink Posse.
The June 'Recipe of the Month' is Lisa K's Baked Oatmeal. She has tweaked this recipe to perfection and it's one of her family's personal favorites!
The Philes wish you and your family a positively pleasurable pink-arazzi summer!
God Bless You!
Posted by Bren
Lisa K's Baked Oatmeal
1 cup coconut or almond milk
1/4 cup sugar or sweetener of your choice
1 Tbles. Cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
Add 2 cups uncooked oatmeal, stir together
Pour in 9" x 13" pan (sprayed with Pam)
Bake 350 - 20 minutes
Sprinkle brown sugar over top and broil about 5 minutes until sugar is caramelized
Slice into 9 pieces and refrigerate for quick breakfast or snack.
Warm slightly in the microwave before serving
Health Directions hosted our Pink Posse May Party. We had the privilege of hearing guest speaker Thad Werts, a certified cancer exercise trainer who designs programs for cancer patients to develop strength and endurance during and after treatment. Thad spoke on the benefits of exercising after cancer. According to Thad, Wellness Workouts maximizes the benefits of your training within the parameters of your limitation. The goal is to support your recovery by emphasizing the importance of exercise and how to integrate it into your health care program. Several Philes signed up to participate in the program including moi'! Thad's presentation was extremely informative and we certainly do appreciate his expertise on this subject! Just one more way to PINK HEALTHY! Thanks Thad! Welcome survivors Shawn and Debbie!
Afterwards, we scooted down the road to Atlanta Bread Company where we socialized and made plans for the next few months. Let's see, we have a 'Potluck Picnic' planned in June, a 'Laugh Fest on the Lake" in July, 'Popcorn Movie Night' in August, 'Pink Party' in September, and something spectacular in October! October is also the Palmetto Health Foundation's 2012 Walk for Life and we are already recruiting peeps to walk with the Pink Posse Team. Yes, we have lots of Pink Posse 'phun' planned!
The PINK FLOWER PROJECT by Thirty-One ran this month on Facebook. Consultant Alison Branham reported there were 46 PINK FLOWERS purchased for our Pink Posse Breast Cancer Bags! Thanks to ALL who participated in this project. The PINK FLOWER PROJECT will be running every couple of months so if you missed the first one, you will have the opportunity to participate in the future.
Sharon Wright, owner of Good Life Cafe' has provided another RAW-mazing recipe for the May Recipe of the Month! Check out the Chocolate Cheesecake below! YUM! Thanks so much Sharon!
Please contact us if you are a breast cancer survivor and have an interest in finding out more about the Pink Posse Philes. We are a very positive group and we never have pity parties! We celebrate life every single day and meet up once a month to celebrate life together! YEE HAW! Thanks for keep up with us and blessings to you and your family :)
Posted by Bren
Good Life Cafe' Chocolate Cheesecake - Sharon Wright
2 cups raw cashews soaked in water 2+ hours (discard water)
3/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup raw cacao
1 bag frozen cherries or raspberries (optional)
Mix in high speed blender
Pour over 1/2 cup shredded coconut sprinkled into a pie pan
April was a very busy month for the Pink Posse Philes! We were invited to participate in our first Wellness Fair at the South Carolina State Museum sponsored by South Carolina Technical College System. Also, the Dorcas class at Riverland Hills Baptist Church invited us to set up a Pink Posse display for the 'Dorcas Women's Retreat.' Both events were excellent opportunities to spread breast cancer awareness! Philes Anne, Kathy, and Bren gave survival testimonies at the 3rd Annual Breast Cancer Awareness 'PINK TEA' sponsored by the Community Memorial Church of God In Christ. "The Fight is on to Survive" was the theme of this fundraiser for SCOA Cares Foundation and it was an honor for us to be included in this meaningful event.
The Philes met at the Good Life Cafe' for our monthly Pink Posse April Party. We learned about eating 'RAW' from owner, Sharon Wright. Sharon's interests in raw foods began over twenty years ago after her father had health issues. The Good Life Cafe' is the wonderful result of her desire to prepare the most healthy foods for her family! Welcome guest Elizabeth, Andrea, and Jennifer! The Philes certainly enjoyed some raw-mazing food and we highly recommend Good Life Cafe'! Please check out Sharon's April 'Recipe of the Month' for 'Kale Salad' below! Thank you Sharon!
In closing, we want to thank the Young Survivor Coalition, Lexington Medical Center /Lexington, Carolina Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine, Inc. , Arbonne District Manager Kathy Cooper, and the Palmetto Health Foundation for partnering with us on the Pink Posse Cancer Patient Packages! The smiles our packages bring to cancer patients are priceless :) We appreciate everyone who has donated money and items to this cause. Please contact us at Pink.PossePhiles@gmail.com if you are a business interested in participating in this project.
Blessings to all!
Posted by Bren
Good Life Cafe' Kale Salad - Sharon Wright
2 Bunches of Kale
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Olive Oil to taste
Juice of one lemon
2 cups assorted chopped veggies
Wash and drain Kale to dry
Strip leaves from stems and discard stems
Tear Kale into small pieces and place in a large bowl
Massage salt into Kale
Add Olive Oil, Lemon Juice and Veggies
Continue to massage dressing into Kale until it achieves a dark green color
Hello March! The Pink Posse Philes celebrated life this month with our first annual Pink Posse PROM! We had such a good time and a big thank you to Sherry for hosting the prom at her house! The decorations were phabulous and the food was prom perfect! Sorry theirs not a lot of details this month because....."WHAT HAPPENS AT THE PROM STAYS AT THE PROM, right?" :)
'The Pink Posse Palooza with a Purpose' video is now online! This event raised over $22,000 for SCOA Cares Foundation and as you can see from the video, we had LOTS of fun!
The March 'Pink Healthy' recipe of the month is one of Bren's own smoothie concoctions. This is a 'filler upper' and she drinks one everyday!
The Philes wish you a very happy spring! How about dabbing on perfume everyday, plant flowers in your garden, take a walk in the sunshine, and make a pretty spring wreath for your door? Oh yes, and remember to sparkle!
posted by Bren
Bren's Brunch Smoothie
1 cup unsweetened Almond Milk
1 Tbles organic Chia Seeds
1 Teas Spirulina
1 Tbles 100% Cocoa
2 Tbles Hass Avocado previously frozen
1/3 cup Libby's canned Pumpkin previously frozen
1/3 cup Sweet Potato previously baked and frozen
2 heaping cups fresh organic Spinach
1/2 sliced organic Banana previously frozen
1/2 cup frozen organic Blueberries
6 or 8 frozen organic Cherries
Combine ingredients (in the order listed) into VITAMIX, click 'SMOOTHIE CYCLE' and enjoy!
Happy February! Did you know the definition of 'PHILE' is love? We hope you spend lots of time with those you love and celebrate every day this month!
The Philes continued the 2012 'Pink Healthy' Theme with a FebruaryPink Posse 'POW WOW' at Jamestown Coffee Shop in Lexington, SC. A big thank you to James for the awesome meeting room and wonderful hospitality! Introductions includedPhiles partnering with someone they wanted to get to know better and after a few minutes of visiting, each person introduced their breast friend! The 'Pink Healthy POW WOW' included Philes sharing interesting healthy cancer fighting tips, healthy recipes, and original healthy smoothie concoctions!
The Pink Posse had a very successful Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser on Saturday, Feb 25th at Fatz's Cafe in Irmo, SC. raising $2,254 after expenses! We sincerely thank everyone who generously supported this event! We now have the opportunity to expand the 'Pink Posse Patient Packages' to more
Thanks to Kathy for submitting her prize-winningFebruary Recipe of the Month (see below). Kathy won first place in the 'Famously Hot and Healthy Recipe Challenge' sponsored by the City of Columbia and the University of South Carolina School of Public Health and Columbia Cooking. CongratulationsKathy! You rock!
Thanks again to Jamestown Coffee Shop and all the fabulous Philes who contributed in making the February Party positively phabulous!!!! I personally thank God for all the blessings He continues to bring us.
posted by Bren
Kathy's Baked Striper Italiano
1 ½ lbs. striped bass (or mahi, or other thick white fish)
2 T. Olive Oil (or Olive Oil Pam)
Juice of 1 Lime (about 1 T.)
4 tsp. Old Bay Seasoning (Original or Garlic and Herb)
1 tsp. Sea Salt
½ tsp. Pepper
2 tsp. Dried Oregano
¼ cup fresh Basil, chopped (or 2 tsp. dried)
3 cloves Garlic, minced
1 medium Sweet Onion, thinly sliced
4 -5 Tomatoes, cut in chunks (or 1- 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes)
¼ cup Parmesan Cheese (optional)
Cut fish into 6 portions (removing any bloodline). Toss in olive oil and sprinkle with lime juice.Sprinkle both sides of fish with Old Bay Seasoning and place in a 11x7 glass baking dish.Layer fresh basil, garlic and onion slices on top of fish evenly.Mix together salt, pepper and oregano (and basil if using dried). Sprinkle evenly over layered ingredients.Top with tomatoes and Parmesan Cheese.If using canned tomatoes, lightly drain.Bake at 400 degrees for 30 - 40 minutes or untilfish flakes (do not overcook).Serves 6.
Happy New Year!
Our January Yoga Party was voted THE BEST PARTY ever!
Thanks so much to Yoga and Meditation Teacher Pamela Cauthen Meriwether www.pamelayoga.com Pam's yoga class was AWESOME!!!!! Everyone learned so many great tips on relaxing, massaging our arms (lymph nodes), and breathing! Ahhhhhhh! We really hope to have Pam teach another class (or two) for us sometime soon. Thank you Pam for inspiring us! Also, we appreciate the Palmetto Health Foundation for scheduling the Northwest YMCA in Irmo for our party.
Our Pink Posse Pancake Breakfast is February 25, 2012. We have 500 tickets to sell! Thank you Audrey for designing and printing the tickets! Great job!
We have a few random items to post this month. . .Welcome new Philes Debra and Roseanne! Congratulations to Sylvia on retiring this month :) Melissa won a Diamond Necklace from Dems Jewelers and Kathy won a cooking contest! Bren's friend who owns Aspire Salon in Chicago featured The Pink Posse in their online newsletter www.TheAspireSalon.com Columbia's Darci Strickland with WLTX interviewed Michele, Sherry, and Bren at the South Carolina Pink Primary Luncheon on January 11! The 'Buddy Call 19' segment aired on January 19. Thank you Darci and WLTX for the informative breast cancer story!
Equipping our bodies with healthier choices is the 2012 Pink Theme. Therefore, we will be sharing healthy recipes from our Philes each month. The January Recipe of the Month below is from Phile Anne. Rosewood Market's Miso Soup recipe inspired Anne to combine extra cancer fighting ingredients to this tasty soup. Please email us @ Pink.Posse.Philes@gmail.com and let us know how you like it :)
Before signing off, the Philes want to thank Grits Design and especially Robin for the great job she does with our website! Also, thanks to Phile Anne for submitting the January Recipe of the Month and kudos to all the Pink Posse Philes for your wonderful spirit, love, and sisterhood.
The Philes wish everyone a very happy and healthy New Year!
Posted by Bren
4 cups filtered water
3 tsp Organic Vegetable Base Better Than Bouillon
1/4 cup Sweet White Miso Paste (inhibits growth of breast cancer cells)
Per 8 ounces, a dash or two of organic cayenne pepper (buy from bulk jars at health food store)
Diced green onions (organic if possible)
1/4 cup firm tofu, cubed in small pieces (but if you are ER positive, avoid soy products)
2 Shitaki mushrooms, sliced
1 tsp Tamari soy sauce
Bring water and vegetable bouillon to a boil and whisk until bouillon is dissolved. Add mushrooms and simmer for several minutes. Turn off heat for a few minutes and wait until the liquid is hot but not at a boiling point. Add miso paste and whisk until dissolved. Add any remaining ingredients, stir well and enjoy!
Note: The enzymes in the miso paste will die if the water is at a boiling point. I enjoy this soup even if all I have is bouillon, miso paste, water and cayenne pepper. This makes several cups. You can reheat (but don't boil!) what you don't enjoy at one sitting. Miso paste can be purchased at EarthFare, Rosewood Market, Whole Foods, and just about any grocery store that stocks a large inventory of health foods.
Benefits of cayenne pepper: There are too many to list here! Research shows that an element in cayenne pepper causes cancer cells to "commit suicide." The following was found at http://www.cayennepepper.info This is just one of many sites devoted to the benefits of cayenne pepper.
Christmas is the best time of the year to be with friends. The Philes celebrated with a Christmas Party at Bren's and everyone brought their favorite breakfast dish to share. Thanks Philes for the P-licious food and to Sylvia for bringing the protein! We had a fun evening together celebrating life and discussing some exciting Pink Posse plans for 2012.
The Philes also participated in "The 12 Days of Christmas" for Melissa and her family. Melissa says a big thank you to all the Philes.
Welcome new member Jo to the Pink Posse Philes!
Best Wishes Survivors for a Happy and Healthy New Year!
posted by Bren
The Pink Posse has so much to be thankful for and with it being November, we did some thankful celebrating! First, thank you Michele for hosting the November Party and serving the scrumptious food! Thanks to Edible Arrangements for ANOTHER delicious bouquet of fruit and chocolate . . . you are spoiling us!
Another drum roll please . . . The 2nd Annual Pink Posse 'Palooza with a Purpose' raised $22,960 for SCOA Cares Foundation! The money will be used for needed CT Scans for uninsured breast cancer patients at South Carolina Oncology. The Pink Posse Philes thank everyone who helped make this event a success.
Yes, the Philes have so much to be thankful for. . . but most of all, as survivors we are thankful for each day God gives us.
posted by Bren
In case you haven't heard. . .
DRUM ROLL . . . for the fourth year in a row, The Pink Posse was the NUMBER ONE 2011 Walk for Life/5K Race for Life fundraising team raising nearly $7,000 for Palmetto Health Breast Center!
The Pink Posse Team wore bibs "IN HONOR OF LINDSAY" at the Walk for Life/5K Race for Life. Sadly, five days after the walk, Lindsay lost her battle on October 6, 2011 . . . she was only 43 years old. Lindsay joined The Pink Posse Philes in October 2010, and we have many fond memories of her. Please remember Lindsay's family in your thoughts and prayers.
The October Pink Posse Philes Party was held at Carolina Wings in Lexington, SC. What a great place for a party! Thank you Lisa for making all the arrangements! In addition to the delicious food at Carolina Wings, Edible Arrangements donated another pink-AHH-licious basket of fresh fruit and chocolates. . . Also, thanks to Irmo Kroger for the phantastic Pink Posse cake!
Welcome new members Audrey and Sharon!
Lisa Helfer, the Palmetto Health Foundation 2011 Walk for Life Featured Survivor and Anne Buck were the October program speakers. Lisa is a ten-year survivor and her positive energy radiated as she told her story and spoke of her son and family. Congratulations on 10 years Lisa! Anne Buck spoke at our February party and helped us start the year off with healthy smoothie recipes. Tonight, Anne's topic included her uplifting testimony plus invaluable information on incorporating healthy anti-cancer foods into our diet. Anne is such an inspiration for anyone who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Thank you Anne Buck and Lisa Helfer!
The Pink Posse was invited to "DIG PINK" with the University of South Carolina Girls Volleyball game with Florida on October 19. We formed a tunnel to cheer on the USC girls as they were introduced before the game. It was very cool to see everyone in the stands dressed in pink to raise awareness for breast cancer.
Posted by Bren
Philes met weekly at The Manor House preparing for the 'Palooza with a Purpose'. THE HALL has a perfect atmosphere for this event! Thanks to all the Philes for collecting amazing auction items! We have some GREAT stuff and it's going to be one heck of an auction :) Additionally, thank you Michele for having everyone at your house on the 20th to package the 'Palooza' auction items . . . With only seven days to the 'Palooza' . . . we ROCK!
You still have time to sign up for Walk for Life/5K Race for Life . . . Everyone is welcome to join our team so please invite friends and family!
The 2nd Annual 'Palooza with a Purpose' was held on September 23! What a great time and a great way to raise money for SCOA Cares Foundation!
You can view the phantabolous 'Palooza' photos by Clark Berry at www.clarkberry.biz. An amazing 'Palooza' video was shot by Absolute Productions! From the Clark Berry link you can click VIEW VIDEO to see all the fun we had!
Also, thank you to the following committee members who made the 'Palooza' a success: Sponsorships: Sherry / Tickets: Bren & Cindy / Auction: Michele & Katie / Survivor Party: Kathy, Susan, Sylvia & Rhonda / Decorating: Lisa, Melissa, Terriann & Rhonda. Again, thank you Philes! You are phantastic!
Enjoy being with those you love and Pink Positive :)
posted by Bren
Thank you Sylvia for graciously opening your home for TWO Pink Posse Philes Parties in August! Also, a special thank you to Katie for arranging food to be provided by Zaxby's! . . . and -Thank you Zaxby's!
Although the main purpose of our monthly parties is to always celebrate life and enjoy each other's company, we were mainly focused on final details for our 2nd Annual Pink Posse 'Palooza with a Purpose' on September 23. Plans are set to meet weekly in September to get everything ready for the 'Palooza'. . . new Pink Posse T- shirts are ordered . . . 2011 Palooza POOFS are designed and being assembled . . . plans for an incredible Survivor Celebration Pre-Party with entertainment, specialty drinks, food, and a tractor ride for the survivors. . . perfecto decorations . . . phenomenal auction items . . . music by 'Jumpstart' . . . and all of this is happening at THE HALL on Senate in downtown Columbia!
Thanks Philes . . . we are in good shape and the 'Palooza' is going to be a huge success for SCOA Cares Foundation.
Posted by Bren
Thanks to Kathy for hosting the July Pink Posse Philes Party. You really missed some mouth watering Mahi Mahi if you didn't make it to the party . . . We also sampled different combinations as we decided on our 'speciality' drink for the Pink Posse Palooza Survivor/VIP Celebration Party . . .(you know, all the ingredients must begin with a "P" :) Kathy, thanks again for having the Philes at your home and preparing the delicious food!
In addition to voting on the 'Palooza' Survivor Celebration' beverage, the goal of the July Party was to relax, enjoy each others company, and once again, celebrate life! Speaking of celebrating, everyone was so happy to see Lindsay! Praise God! Plus, Melissa was there without her crutches, Kathy's cast was off, and Sylvia was doing much better with her cane. Yee Haw!!!
Plans for the our 2nd Annual 'Palooza with a Purpose' are moving right along! Ticket sales have started! Thanks to our phenomenal sponsors: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Choice, South Carolina Oncology Associates, Colonial, Palmetto Health Hospital, Clark Berry Photography, Lexington Woman, and Midlands Woman! (See Palooza tab for more details)
The 'Palooza' Survivor/VIP Sponsor Celebration Party will be an 'event' in itself . . . special drinks, food, entertainment, door prizes, and a perfect surprise for everyone! All survivors need to be there "ON TIME" because the hour will be full! Can't you just feel the excitement??? >
The Pink Posse has a WALK FOR LIFE/5KRace for Life Team and we have actually been the number ONE fundraising team for the last three years! If you are reading this, you are welcome to walk with us on October 1, 2011. (See the WALK FOR LIFE tab for details)
Thanks for being the best sisters! See you next month! We are going to practice the "PINK GLOVE" dance to 'These Boots are made for Walkin' :) to be performed at the 'Palooza' . . . YEE HAW! (I think it is really 'These Boobs are made for Scannin' or something like that :) All I can say is that we will have a belly laughing time at the August party!
posted by Bren
The Philes say 'thank you' to Terriann for hosting the June Pink Posse Philes Party.
The goal of the June Party was to relax, enjoy each others company, and once again, celebrate life! However, our party started off on a sad note when Melissa called to check on Lindsay . . . Lindsay, remember you are in our prayers 24-7. Melissa actually hobbled in on crutches from falling off her son's bunk bed changing sheets . . . Sylvia carefully walked in with a cane . . . and Kathy had surgery earlier that day and came to the party with a cast on her arm! OH MY!!! BUT - the three of them wore smiles on their faces along with the crutches, cane, and cast! Terriann served scrumptious food and we had lots of great conversation! We learned so many interesting facts about our Philes . . . this is one incredibly talented group of survivors!
The big news is that we have an official website! Yee Haw! www.PinkPossePhiles.com. Thanks to Sherry's friend, Robin, we are all up and running! Robin announced our website is #1 on Bing, #1 on Yahoo, and #2 on Google . . . How cool is that?
Plans for our 2nd Annual 'Palooza with a Purpose' are well underway, and it is going to be an outstanding event. Mark your calendars for Friday, September 23, 2011. PLACE: The HALL @ Senate's END (formerly Sterling Gardens). Dupre Percival is catering the Palooza again this year, and 'Jumpstart' will be back to entertain us! Palooza packetts were passed out and sponsorships need to be wrapped up soon. Posters will be printed before the July Party.
Clark Berry Photography is the offical photographer for the Palooza, and he will be doing some publicity shots of the Philes on June 30, at The Old Mill in Lexington @ 6 p.m. So, shine up your boots (if you have some) and wear anything black with a HOT PINK western twist! Oh yes, and a big pretty smile is most important!
posted by Bren
Thank you Dupre & Gina for inviting us to have our May Pink Posse Phile Party @ your place! Everyone agreed The Manor House . . . THE HALL . . . and the surrounding grounds will be a perfect place for our 2nd Annual 'Palooza with a Purpose'! And not to forget the delicious food you will be serving at the Palooza! YUM!
Welcome two new members Lisa and Rhonda! We have such an outstanding group of ladies . . . :) Welcome 'Flat Stanley' from Texas! He especially loved meeting all the Philes and wearing his Pink Posse tee shirt! You'll have to check out his story on Facebook as soon as it's posted :)
posted by Bren
Welcome 21 Survivors . . . and a big thank you to Jorge and Boston Scientific Company for hosting a prize-winning Pink Posse Philes Party! We've had some pretty pleasurable parties, but this one was phenomenal! Miyo's is positively the "place" for a party!
AND- Dr. Epps! What a great program! We learned so much and thanks for taking the time out of your busy schedule to speak to us.
Please mark your calendars for our 2nd Annual 'Pink Posse Palooza with a Purpose' on Friday, September 23, @ The HALL @ Senate's END (formerly Sterling Gardens). Dupre Percival is catering the Palooza again this year and he has invited us to have our May Pink Posse Philes Party there so we can check out the place! I'm sure you will agree The HALL will be a perfect place for the Palooza!
Again, the Philes thank Dr. Amy, Jorge and Boston Scientific!
posted by Bren
Thank you, Sherry, for hosting a fantastic birthday celebration in March! We have so many survivors with March birthdays, so it was the perfect month to celebrate life! The delicious food, the fabulous decorations, and your lovely home made a perfect place for us to party!
Sherry’s birthday party inspired a new idea: How about if we start calling our monthly meetings “parties”??? Don’t you think Pink Posse Philes Parties sounds more inviting than Pink Posse Phile Meetings? Oh, how I love “P” words :o)
The next Pink Posse Philes Party is April 12, at Miyo’s. We only have room for about 7 or 8 more survivors so please make your reservation now.
Again, thank you Sherry—your hospitality was greatly appreciated!
posted by Bren
Welcome, Anne Buck—our incredible speaker! It was so good seeing everyone . . . and a big thanks to Palmetto Health Foundation for allowing us to meet in their beautiful conference room. For those of you who missed the meeting, we had to leave in a BIG hurry because we set off the security alarm!!!!! We were all holding our ears as we frantically grabbed up our belongings (this included a juicer, a blender with a motor the size of a lawn mower, plus all the food from making smoothies, etc). Remember, Michele offered to give us all free hearing test this week :)
Anna, thanks a million for the conference room; and I sure hope we left everything in order!
First, a big thank you to Anne Buck (our speaker) and her assistant Kathy Mercer! VERY interesting and informative meeting! Thank you for getting us all excited about taking better care of ourselves and giving us tips on cancer fighting foods . . . this has opened a whole new world for me especially since sugar has always been one of my main food groups. I am happy to report that I made a trip to Rosewood Market and have been making smoothies everyday . . . and even made home-made almond milk a couple nights ago! Yee Haw!!! I also bought jar lids for sprouting but haven't located "large mouth" mason jars to screw them on :) and I have broccoli and chia seeds! Can't you just feel my excitement?
posted by Bren
Cancelled due to inclement weather :(
Next Palooza TBA