I want to start off by saying that I appreciate everyone’s patience with me and this blog. I have been out for about a month recovering from surgery. Thank you for all the love, cards, and flowers.
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I had the pleasure of being invited to a beautiful event by Weight Watchers & The American Cancer Society for a new program called Project L.I.F.T.
According to a study in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, Breast cancer patients who’ve undergone chemotherapy are about two times more likely to gain 11 or more pounds within 5 years post-treatment compared to women who are cancer-free. And a Canadian study found that women gained 4 to 13 pounds in the first year after being diagnosed.
Project L.I.F.T. helps breast cancer survivors live long and healthy lives by offering inspiration, support, and education for achieving and maintaining a healthy weight.
The event was held at the Mr. C Beverly Hills on the beautiful twelfth floor. The room was accented with pink lights along pillars on the walls that highlighted the view of surrounded Los Angeles streets.
To my surprise and delight was live screen printed on the outside balcony for the guests to take away. The eco-friendly bags were printed with shimmer gold inspirations like “Let go of heavy thoughts and be uplifted.”
Inside the main dining room the tables dazzled tall vases with candles with pink and white roses and orchids.
It was a pink princesses dream. The setting was created to provide a relaxing, elegant and feminine atmosphere. And it worked! All around the room you saw nothing but smiles. Even through the room was filled with breast cancer survivors, sometimes 2 and 3 time sufferers, the energy was uplifting and positive.
I couldn’t help myself, I had to take a picture in this beautiful setting. I love white decor and the flowers were absolutely breathtaking.
Actoress Camryn Manheim, who played Ellenor Frutt on ABC’s The Practice and Delia Banks on CBS’s Ghost Whisperer, was the celebrity guest speaker to share her story about her diagnosis and trumph over Breast Cancer. It was definitely an emotional moment for me and many of the other women that attended because there was so many emotions and life changes that we could relate to.
We were served an amazing delectable dinner and I have to admit, it looked so good, I didn’t remember to take pictures of all the courses. Everything on the menu was healthy and alined well with Weight Watchers point system, even the homemade raspberry and lemon sorbet.
I wish that I could share with you guys the overwhelming feeling of love and support in the room. It was truly an inspirational moment in my life I will never forget.