Special Guest Speaker, Author and Cancer Survivor - Kelly Corrigan
Kelly Corrigan has touched hearts and captured audiences as the author of four consecutive New York Times bestsellers, including Tell Me More, Glitter and Glue, and The Middle Place, her poignant personal story of battling breast cancer while caring for her father who was also undergoing cancer treatment. She has been called “the Poet Laureate of the ordinary” by Huffington Post and “the voice of a generation” by O Magazine and lauded by everyone from Lena Dunham to Imbolo Mbue.
Corrigan strikes an unusual balance on stage between David Sedaris-funny and Brene Brown-authentic. Her work with The Nantucket Project leading conversations about what matters most has taken her point of view to new levels. Forever after what she calls “the thing behind the thing,” Corrigan seeks to understand the matters of the world in all their natural complexity. Kelly is known for making audience members feel as though she is speaking directly to them. By connecting through the universal bonds of family, friendships, life journeys and overcoming obstacles and challenges, Kelly inspires others and empowers them to overcome and make the best of any situation or challenge.
Kelly is currently the host of The Nantucket Project, a live event series as well as a podcast. Described as a combination of the brainy ideas of TED, the satiric, informative wit of The Daily Show and the low-key, friendly probing of NPR’s Terry Gross, Kelly asks “the smartest people writing today the biggest questions you can think of” with her wit-laced, conversational style. She is also an accomplished columnist, appearing in O, The Oprah Winfrey Magazine, Glamour and Good Housekeeping, and a dedicated volunteer and activist for health care work specifically targeting low-income children.
Constantly noted as one of the best storytellers around, Kelly connects audiences in a very intimate and empowering way. Described as touching, heartwarming and empathetic, Kelly is just as likely to be called cool, funny, smart and irresistibly authentic. Her moving words elevate the experiences of everyday life and uplift our darkest moments with humor, humanity and unforgettable eloquence.
About the Pink Ribbon Program
The Pink Ribbon Program enhances the lives of women and men served by the Wake Forest Baptist Health - High Point Medical Center’s Hayworth Cancer Center through knowledge, service and hope by offering support, education and compassionate care.
Pink Ribbon Comfort Bag items:
In addition to the Pink Ribbon Comfort Bags, the proceeds from Pink Ribbon Fund provide funding for CancerFitt, a 12- week fitness program and support group to help fight fatigue during treatment. The Pink Ribbon Program provides support for education in the Cancer Resource Center Library and education support for the Hayworth Cancer Center staff and patients.
- A fleece blanket to be used to warm patients as they receive their chemotherapy treatments
- A Pink Ribbon food journal to keep track of specialized diets and nutritional requirements
- An embroidered satin pillowcase for comfort
- Personal care and hygiene products
- A thermometer to keep track of mandatory temperature readings throughout treatment
The Pink Pony Mammogram Program
provides financial support for low-income, uninsured women to receive funded mammograms and other breast health services. Our community, like many others, is in desperate need of health care services for those who cannot afford to pay. In 2015, over $10,300 was given to provide mammograms to uninsured women in our community from the Pink Pony Mammogram Fund.
is an exercise program with evidence-based exercise intervention for cancer survivors to enhance quality of life, reduce recurrence and other diseases, manage and reduce cancer related fatigue and extend survival. This free 12 week program provides cancer survivors with an individualized exercise plan and weekly educational topics.
Ways You Can Help
BECOME A PINK RIBBON LUNCHEON SPONSOR
We have various sponsorship opportunities and we can find the perfect opportunity for you or your company! Call 336-878-6293 to learn more! Download the sponsor packet
HOST A TABLE AT THE PINK RIBBON LUNCHEON
Invite nine of your friends, family or co-workers to sit at your table to support this great cause with you! Download the hostess packet
ATTEND THE PINK RIBBON LUNCHEON
Purchase a $60.00 ticket and attend an inspirational, motivational and “pink” filled event! RSVP today by contacting 336-878-6293.
MAKE A DONATION
Donations of any amount are accepted year-round. Make an annual contribution online
To learn more about opportunities to give comfort at High Point Medical Center call (336) 878-6293.
View past Pink Ribbon Luncheon Speakers