On Saturday, June 4, the Houston Galleria mall was mobbed – flash mobbed- by an explosion of pink power as more than 100 breast cancer survivors, our friends and family members performed a dance tribute to celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day. I was in the mix dancing as disco diva Gloria Gaynor sang her timeless hit, ‘I Will Survive. ”
Much of the love and gratitude goes to Houston philanthropists Lester and Sue Smith, whose organization Pinkwell.org is dedicated to finding a cure for breast cancer.
It was an exhilarating experience to be among women like me, who are not just surviving but loving life and beating cancer, one day at a time. And the lyrics to Ms. Gaynor’s song will always be with me: ‘as long as I know how to love, I know I will survive. I’ve got all my life to live, I’ve got all my love to give, I will survive . . . I will survive.’
Click here to see Video tribute.