On Saturday, January 21, Chattanooga was turned pink once again for the 18th Annual Pink! Gala. Guests dressed in their most polished pink attire to raise money to support the CHI Memorial MaryEllen Locher Breast Center of Excellence.
Although breast cancer-related deaths have declined over time, breast cancer remains the second leading cause of cancer death among women--making the Pink! Gala a truly impactful part of our community.
This year’s Pink! Gala marked the return of the event’s traditional programming after three years of accommodating for health safety precautions. In addition to featuring live and silent auctions, the Pink! Gala serves as a celebration of those who have survived or are currently battling breast cancer. Additionally, the gala aims to spread awareness of treatment options available for patients in Chattanooga.
The Pink! Gala remains the largest event of its kind in the Chattanooga area. The purpose of the Pink! Gala, according to Madison Ralston, is to inform the public that “We are here to treat our community”—a mission that remains central to the organization. This year’s event co-chairs, Brooke Daiel and Gabby Sanders outdid themselves as they organized an evening guests won’t soon forget.
Efforts are already in progress for next year’s event. If you’d like to join a committee, or learn more, email email@example.com.