At its 19th Annual Pink Ribbon Tea, the Junior League of Youngstown honored breast cancer survivors at The Georgetown on South Avenue.
Keynote speaker Jennie Nash shared that her sense of humor helped her to overcome the difficult illness.
Nash, Wellesley College graduate, shared some of her book “The Victoria’s Secret Catalog Just Keeps on Coming and Other Lessons I Learned from Breast Cancer.”
She is working on another book, “The Last Beach Bungalow,” about a survivor’s search for home.
Denise DeBartolo York and the DeBartolo Corp. sponsored her appearance in memory of Sallie McKelvey.
The sustaining members of the Junior League organized the event to celebrate survivors and provide resources for newly diagnosed women.
More than 400 women attended the tea, which was initiated in 1994.
Other sponsors were the Junior League sustaining members, Humility of Mary Health Partners, HMHP Foundation, HMHP Cancer Centers, Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley, American Cancer Society, Cafaro Foundation, Dunham Family Foundation, Farmers Trust Co., Millwood Inc., Print Factory, Surgical Center at Southwoods and the Breast Cancer Advisory Board at St. Elizabeth Health Center.