Susan G. Komen® North Carolina Triangle to the Coast Launches New Event

Luminescence: Saving Lives in Style to Celebrate Local Breast Cancer Survivors, Fund Support Services in Cape Fear Region

Raleigh, N.C. (January 17, 2020) ­—  Susan G. Komen® North Carolina Triangle to the Coast (Komen NCTC) will host Luminescence: Saving Lives in Style, presented by Wilmington Health, on Thursday, January 23, 2020, at the Wrightsville Manor in Wilmington, N.C. to raise funds for local care and vital breast cancer research.

This fashion-forward fundraiser will showcase the styles and services that Lumina Station businesses have to offer, modeled by local breast cancer survivors and thrivers. The event will include a keynote address by Wilmington Health’s Dr. Sandra L. Hall, and Wilmington native Catherine Gresham will share her story of diagnosis and growth following a triple positive breast cancer diagnosis at age 31.

“My healing has been made possible by my community,” said Gresham. “I am so grateful for all that has helped me thrive.”

Fellow cancer survivor, Randy Aldridge of WWAY-TV, will serve as the event’s emcee, and will highlight the work Komen NCTC is doing every day to save lives.

“Being part of this event is a reminder that the fight against cancer is not done alone,” said Aldridge. “I am so happy to be part of an event that gives both hope and help to men and women fighting breast cancer.”

Joining the event with Komen NCTC are a number of local partners including presenting sponsor Wilmington Health, Lumina Station, Fiore Fine Flowers, Sage Island Design, WILMA, and Wrightsville Manor. Local retailers include Airlie Moon, Beanie + Cecil, Blush Haus of Beauté, Brasserie du Soleil, Charleston Shoe Company, E•MOTION, Gentlemen’s Corner, Harbour Club Day Spa, Island Passage, J. McLaughlin, Lilies and Lace, Monkee’s of Wilmington, Spartina 449, and Ziabird; each of which has also donated special items and gift packages for the event’s silent auction.

Since 1997, Komen NCTC has invested more than $250,000 in community breast health programs across New Hanover and Brunswick counties. Currently, Novant Health Brunswick Center Medical is utilizing Komen funds to provide mammograms through Brunswick County’s only mobile mammography unit, 3-D mammography at the center, diagnostic follow-up services, and one-on-one breast health support and education.

“We are so inspired by the Lumina Station community and their commitment to our mission to save lives from breast cancer. Together, we will ensure local patients will receive the care and support they need and deserve,” said Krista Park Berry, acting director at Komen NCTC.

The luncheon event will be held from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Wrightsville Manor located at 1952 Allens Lane #3616 in Wilmington. Tickets for the luncheon event are $100 per person. Click here to purchase tickets.

For more information and to register for the event, please visit or call (919) 493-2873.

About Susan G. Komen® and Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast

Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Komen has set a Bold Goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026. Komen was founded in 1982 by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life.

To better the lives of those facing breast cancer in the local community, Komen NC Triangle to the Coast has invested more than $14 million in community breast health programs in its 29-county service area, and has helped contribute over $5 million to the more than $988 million invested globally in researchFor more information, call (919) 493-2873 or visit


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