Dazzle and Dine presented by Belk honors women currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer as well as breast cancer survivors for their continued effort in fighting against breast cancer. Honorees are chosen based upon their community involvement and dedication to helping this cause. The 2013 Honorees received a special day of pampering on October 1 and were recognized pre-game at the October 7 game against the New York Jets.
Chrissy was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at 16, Thyroid Cancer in 2008 as well as Breast Cancer. At the age of 29, Chrissy is a three-time cancer survivor. She has been involved with the Susan G. Komen Foundation for many years participating and helping raise funds for “Race for the Cure”. Even during her surgery (as recent as this past summer) and chemotherapy, she found time to offer support to cancer patients and survivors in need.
Chrissy is a graduate of the University of Georgia. Currently, she is a Financial Advisor for The Garrett Group at Merrill Lynch and her role in the group centers around the client experience and maintaining timely communication while staying on the cutting edge of resources made available by the firm. She loves tennis, running, yoga and cooking.
Tammy was diagnosed with aggressive inflammatory breast cancer at the age of 32 in 1997. Her treatment involved a radical mastectomy as well as radiation, and she is now living cancer-free. Over the years she has spent countless hours sharing her testimony and offering support to patients, survivors and families. In 2012, Tammy and her husband Robert started The Pink Frog Foundation to help in the fight against breast cancer. The foundation’s mission includes raising awareness about breast cancer, providing transportation service, nutrition service and maid service primarily to uninsured and underinsured breast cancer patients while they are undergoing treatment.
Tammy and Robert have a beautiful daughter, Micah Brinai.
Annie was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008 and underwent a lumpectomy with aggressive chemotherapy and radiation treatment. Prior to her diagnosis, Annie was already an advocate for breast cancer awareness after losing her mother to breast cancer in 1978. She purchased a family restaurant and began serving meals to cancer patients, survivors and families. She is an avid supporter of the annual Relay for Life walk and has been a faithful member of the Forrest Road Church of Christ for over 30 years hosting breast cancer awareness classes and fundraisers with friends and family.
Annie received her licensed practical nursing degree from Columbus Technical College. She worked for the Muscogee County School District for 32 years prior to retiring in 2011. Annie and her husband Cleveland have been foster parents for over 20 years raising over 40 children.
Shondia was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 36 and had a bilateral mastectomy. As a survivor, she is passionate about inspiring and motivating men and women that have been affected by breast cancer. Shondia is the Executive Director of Bold & Breastless, Inc., a non-profit organization that assists cancer patients, cancer survivors and co-survivors, as well as encourages the general public to take an active role in advocating to help find a cure for cancer. Shondia’s motto is, “I scared the hell out of cancer, so it took my breasts and left!”
Shondia earned her Bachelor’s degree in Child and Family Development from Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina and her Master’s degree in Human Resources Development from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri. Shondia and her husband live in Atlanta with their two children.
Becky was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 50 and had a bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction surgery. As a survivor, she made one pinky promise to do anything to keep one child, one person and/or one woman from being scared. Becky’s mother was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 45 and that is where Becky learned first hand how to listen to the newly diagnosed and the ones that are having a difficult time.
Becky is a Respiratory Therapist and the Manager of Respiratory Care at Dodge County Hospital in Eastman, Georgia. Becky and her husband Jerry have been married for 25 years.