Posted by Kaitlyn McConnell on Sept. 25, 2017 A logo created to recognize CoxHealth's 25th annual Pink Ribbon Rally and Luncheon.

Many developments in breast cancer care and treatment have come over the past quarter century, but CoxHealth’s Pink Ribbon Rally and Luncheon has remained a constant source of support. For 25 years, it has drawn cancer survivors and their loved ones for a time of encouragement and education – and all are invited to attend this year’s milestone event on Saturday, Oct. 7.

“We host this event every year as a way to bring breast cancer survivors together and draw strength from one another,” says Autumn Bragg, community oncology educator at CoxHealth. “Besides those survivors, however, we open the event to the general public because of just how many lives are affected by the disease. Everyone has a connection, it seems.”

Activities include a photo booth, group painting, pampering, door prizes and more. Additionally, the lunch discussion will highlight the advances that have been made in breast cancer treatment and awareness over the past 25 years. Lunch will be provided by Chick-fil-A.

The event is free to attend, and will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hulston Cancer Center (3850 S. National Ave., Springfield). Doors open at 10:15 a.m. Space is limited, and registration by Oct. 3 is required. The public should call 417-269-INFO for more information.