Saturday, October 31, 2009

Inner Tough Girls Livin' It Up After Cancer

Green Teas -

Do you remember the excitement of your Birthday when you were little? Anxiously awaiting the surprises it would hold. Receiving all the gifts you asked for and then some? The feeling of pure joy and gratitude upon seeing friends at your party?

Well, that's exactly how the Inner Tough Girls felt yesterday at our kick off luncheon at Regions Bistro. All of the hard work that went in to planning and preparing for the debut of the Tough Girls paid off when everyone left with a smile on their face.

Chef Nancy Banner started the day sharing her knowledge and wisdom of not only what types of food Tough Girls should be eating - but WHY. You can ask Chef Nancy for the handouts through her website.

Then, Annette Leal Mattern shared her incredible journey and perspective on love, life and cancer. Annette has raised ovarian cancer awareness in literally millions of people throughout the world. If you would like to get an overview you can visit Annette at or order her book 'Outside the Lines'.

Next, a few unexpected guests shared their expertise. Naomi Richman of Affordable Acupunture and Natural Cancer Girl, Diane Paradise spoke briefly. We hope to hear more from them at a future date.

There was laughter, tears, and friendships blooming. We even gave away $428.00 from our 50/50 raffle tickets to Ashley Debellis. Ashley is just 12 years old, but already a 'giver' to the community. When we asked her what she was going to do with the money, she said she was going to buy her mom flowers! A Tough Girl in the making.

Everyone left with a happy heart and hope that while cancer is still threatening the lives of millions of people, it can not threaten the happiness of an 'Inner Tough Girl '.

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