For a sixth year consecutively a monumental crowd of around 800 graced the occasion of 16th annual Pink Ribbon Society Breast Cancer Awareness Tea on Sunday at Avalon Manor. The episode promoted a catered lunch and notes of hope and enable them from breast cancer afflicted and apothecary. Hue and shades of pink swirled across the room from table adornments and napkins to the shirts, shoes and jewelry participants wore.

Ann Peters, of Crown Point, president of the Pink Ribbon Society said that everybody that was present for the event either was a sufferer or at least knew someone who had breast cancer or any other kind of cancer. The attendees are present because they want to support each other and that friendship is such a fine example.

As the lunch began Peters, a 40-year survivor shared her story and vision with the crowd. She also spoke about the future of the organization’s work in NWI. She further said that she wanted to be a ray of hope for the afflicted. She wanted to find a way to pay it forward. The fact that you may never see your children grow in front of your eyes is scary. She also said that she would like to tell her story and listen to their distress.

The Pink Ribbon Society erects finances for Lake, Porter, Jasper and Newton counties and aims its attempts to encourage women and men inflicted by breast cancer. Till today it has promoted around $450,000 for people and companies. Its work includes donating money to acclaimed programs like the state of Indiana’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Program, its own creations like “Pink Pockets” and more.