Yesterday the waiting room of women waiting for their mammograms was filled with all types of women — young and old, first-timers and yearly regulars, accompanied by family and soloing it. All had one thing in common — uncertainty. Despite doing the monthly exams, one cannot be absolutely sure if that itty-bitty lump is hiding. They were here to have a very, very expensive machine provide themselves greater insight on their well-being.
In the days ahead they will receive word on the results of the exam. Some will get a clean slate; some will get a call back for a more, in-depth test; and some will face a major change in their lives requiring possible surgery, chemo, radiation and an emotional roller coaster.
It was with this in mind that a report from a MySweetCharity source on last Wednesday’s party at Allie-Coosh seemed quite timely today. Yes, you’re wondering how we’re moving from a waiting room to a Snider Plaza boutique. Bear with us.
“Model, designer and Allie-Coosh proprietor Paulette Martsolf honored motivator, pastor lady and TV personality, the Rev. Dr. Sheron Patterson, with a reception and book signing at her popular Snider Plaza boutique. Clients, friends and fellow honorees, Baylor Medical Center’s 2012 Celebrating Women Committee, lined up to buy books, see Paulette’s summer designs and enjoy tasty temptations by Carla Jonisch-Adams of Smokin’ Upstream. Of course, smoked salmon was among the goodies.
“Sheron’s new book ‘The Blessings & Bling — How I Survived Breast Cancer by Turning to Faith and Fashion’ inspires us all to have a positive attitude and try to look better no matter what our income level and to help us get through serious illness or other adversity.
“A portion of proceeds from book sales benefit The Gift of Life Fund at Baylor Health Care System Foundation to provide mammograms for low-income women.
“Recently retired Ebby Halliday right-hand-gal Anne Anderson came wearing Allie-Coosh. TravelLady Madelyn Miller sported her favorite new cowboy boots (via the Salvation Army) she had enhanced with red nail polish. When Madelyn asked Sheron where her favorite place to find bling was….Sheron eagerly responded, “Allie-Coosh now.”
“Make-up maven Kim Rozell and Regina Bruce noodled over some fashionable news. Regina’s take on the evening — “What a wonderful store and a great evening of fun, fashion food and friends to help raise money to provide mammograms for underprivileged women.”
“Hostess Paulette was thrilled by the ‘fun-filled evening of happy people supporting an important cause’; and Sheron (happy to see husband Robert ringing up those book sales) summed it up with, ‘The Allie-Coosh book-signing event was the perfect way to spend a hot July evening. The fashion was fabulous and the crowd that gathered was eager to help others and look good. We raised funds to help low-income women get free mammograms and we added a few gorgeous outfits to our closets. I think that Allie-Coosh owner Paulette is an amazing woman. I love her clothes and her style.’
“Snider Plaza spies report that Dr. Sheron returned to Allie-Coosh the next day and was spotted leaving with a bounty of bling.”
Thanks to events like this one, funds are being raised and awareness is being shared to beat breast cancer before it has a chance to beat up women and men.
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