Wellington Regional, Dillard’s Host Pamper & Shop

Kim Cafaro, Allen Poston and Lucia Puglisi.

Wellington Regional Medical Center and Dillard’s teamed up to fight breast cancer by bringing women together on Thursday, Oct. 3 at the Dillard’s store in the Mall at Wellington Green. Pamper & Shop event sponsors also included Century Oncology, Sari Center, Live 360 and the American Cancer Society.

Women are making strides to fight breast cancer. Today, most women who battle breast cancer will survive, but 50 years ago, this was not the case. In a half century, women’s healthcare has improved dramatically, with increased awareness to get yearly mammograms, complemented with regular breast self-exams. Women are urged to bring any concerns up with their doctor immediately, since early detection is key.

The Pamper & Shop event had stations set up throughout the second level of Dillard’s, offering free bra fittings, makeovers and skincare consultations. Bags were given out by Wellington Regional Medical Center including perfumes, mugs, pamphlets and pink bands.

Hors d’oeuvres were provided by An Edge on Thyme. Chef and owner Rich Brent prepared light bites for the patrons attending the affair. Wine was also served, and Steven Garcia was the raffle winner, winning a Michael Kors bag with a wallet.

The American Cancer Society and Avon will be hosting a Pink Party at the mall’s center court on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 12:30 to 3 p.m. The event will recognize cancer survivors and feature Zumba, raffle prizes, and a mini pumpkin and bra decorating area. For more information, contact Jay Zeager at (561) 614-2821 or jay.zeager@cancer.org.