Special to The Dallas Examiner
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and local nonprofit the Pink Peppermint Project plans to raise awareness while celebrating breast cancer survivors, caregivers, friends and supporters at its third annual GlamCon Experience presented by Methodist Dallas Hospital.
The event will take place Oct. 11 through Oct. 13 at The Study USA, a co-working space for women entrepreneurs and executives located at 801 W. Irving Blvd. in Irving.
Pink Peppermint Project is a 501(c)(3) founded in 2017, designed to equip cancer patients and caregivers with a powerful integrated approach to the cancer journey.
Dr. Jessica Shepard, OB-GYN and women’s health expert, will deliver the keynote address along with Michelle Lamont, manifestation coach and certified MCT. Breast cancer survivor and breast health advocate Mama Sophia will serve as the event emcee.
“As we embark upon our third year of celebrating the lives of so many touched by breast cancer, I am excited to grow the GlamCon Experience from a single day to a full weekend of self-care and pampering activities for resilient women who have endured and overcome an array of health and life obstacles,” said Shantaquilette Carter, founder and CEO of the project. “The weekend will be a time where we celebrate and honor conquerors and warriors through an array of exciting activities that are great for the spirit and soul.”
The GlamCon Experience is a movement that is empowering women to look and feel their best regardless of their breast cancer story. From motivational speeches and informative expert panels to beauty workshops and wellness resources, the event aims to uplift spirits, while building awareness, unity and sisterhood.
Highlights include a Power Talk with author and certified life coach, Deya Smith-Taylor; a Wine and Wig Pajama Soiree presented by KRK Medical of St. Louis; a Mindfulness and Meditation Brunch hosted by Asian Mint and Priya Patel; and a Worship and Praise service at Concord Church.
Attendees will also be able to participate in interactive sessions including beauty treatments and makeovers as well as Zumba, yoga and fireside chats. Additionally, Karla Baptiste, Nadiah Smith, Anica Duke and Alice Wash will be presented with the Glamorous Conqueror awards.
The event is free to all current cancer patients. The community can purchase tickets on the website. Proceeds raised will benefit the Pink Peppermint Project to provide support services to current patients and caregivers. All guests are encouraged to wear pink.
For more information, visit http://www.glamconevents.org.