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Cancer survivors to be honored at luncheon
Joshua Knopp / Contributing Writer
The American Cancer Society’s You’re Beautiful! luncheon and fashion show will celebrate its 10th anniversary at the UNT Gateway Center this Friday.
The event will feature models who are all cancer survivors. There will also be a champagne reception for underwriters.
Congressman Michael Burgess will be present as an honorary chairman.
“The event was intended to celebrate survivorship and remember those who didn’t survive,” said gourmet and facility co-chair Bette Sherman. “We want to make money to help other cancer patients. Some of it goes to research, some of it goes to patient services here in Denton.”
Event chair Pat Sherman said the event has raised more than $360,000 over the past nine years.
Sherman said the event is held at UNT because the Gateway Center’s ballroom is an ideal location and because the school has long been an underwriter for the luncheon.
“UNT has been very generous and welcoming,” she said.
Senior budget officer Rhonda Acker said UNT donated $1,500 as a You’re Beautiful! underwriter.
“We typically do [donate],” Acker said. “We did every year, with the exception of last year, which is when our first budget cuts came down.”
Acker said there are a number of cancer survivors at UNT.
Sherman also said UNT’s donations also extend into discounts, with the Gateway Center giving over $2,000 in discounts and the police department also discounting parking.
To reserve a $50 seat for the lunch, scheduled noon-1:30 p.m. Jan. 25, students should contact Janet Mulroy at email@example.com.