Nationally-recognized author and breast cancer survivor to speak Oct. 22 in Visalia
Nationally-recognized author and breast cancer survivor to speak Oct. 22
Tickets on sale for Kaweah Delta’s 6th annual Pink Tea Party
VISALIA – Tickets are on sale for the Kaweah Delta Health Care District’s
6th annual Pink Tea Party, whose Asian-themed tea party with its lion
dancers and Japanese obon dancers will transform the Visalia Convention
Center on Sunday, Oct. 22. The event will educate the community about
breast cancer and celebrate those whose lives have been touched by it.
The tea’s keynote speaker is Kim Becking, a nationally-recognized
patient advocate and cancer survivor who has been honored by SELF and
Lifetime Television for her tireless commitment to breast cancer awareness.
Her book, “Nordies at Noon – the Personal Stories of Four
Women “Too Young” for Breast Cancer” has received national
acclaim and has been featured in publications such as People, SELF, and
The New York Times.
“I really try to empower others to make a difference and realize
that after unanticipated changes in their own lives they can not only
thrive, but survive,” said Becking, who is still taken aback by
her life after breast cancer. “I’m continuing to look forward
and live life and make every day count. I really try to talk from the
heart and try to leave audiences with lessons that they can take home
To add to the tea party’s Asian theme, guests are asked to bring
handheld folding fans and decorate them. During the event, guests with
fans will have the opportunity to participate in a parade of fans. The event will also include music, opportunity drawings, a photo booth
and a walk of hope rose ceremony honoring those whose lives have been
touched by breast cancer. Roses will be sold for $5 and proceeds from
the sale will go to the Lost Girls Fund created by the Lost Girls Motorcycle
Club. If a low-income woman is in need of a mammogram and cannot pay for
it, the fund pays for the mammogram at the Kaweah Delta Breast Center.
Doors open at 12:30 p.m. for Kaweah Delta’s pink tea party, which
begins at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 22, at the Visalia Convention Center, 303 E. Acequia Ave. Individual tickets are $25, while
tables are $200 and can be purchased by calling 624-2098. Tickets must
be purchased in advance of the event.
Since 2011, Kaweah Delta’s Pink Tea Party has sold out every year
and grown from 100 to nearly 700 attendees. This year, more than 800 people
are expected to attend the event.
Located at 4949 W. Cypress Ave. in Visalia, The Kaweah Delta Breast Center
is dedicated to comprehensive imaging services for women and is staffed
with mammography technologists with experience in breast imaging. Services
provided include everything from digital screening and diagnostic mammography
to ultrasound-guided breast biopsy and community breast health education
resources. To schedule a mammogram and for more information about the
Breast Center and its services, call 624-3209 or visit