The Chapman Foundation’s sixth annual PYNKALYCIOUS breast cancer awareness celebration was a wonderful, hopeful day, filled with encouragement at the Fountain Inn Younts Center for Performing Arts. Two hundred attendees, along with the honored breast cancer survivors were treated to musical performances from singer Jessica James, songwriter Julie Dotson, violinist Nicole Bedoya, designer DeQuincy Atterberry, and the Jaramillos Latin Dance Academy. Perlie Harris, chair of the Bon Secours St. Francis Health System Board, and Kimberly Chapman, founder of The Chapman Foundation, moved the audience with heartfelt speeches applauding all of those who have been impacted by breast cancer. Vendors handed out discounts and prizes, such as free massages, wigs, and fashion items, while the Berea Fire Department and the Simpsonville Police provided a pink fire truck and squad car in a show of community support. The cancer walk started with a fun dance warm up from fitness trainer Kelvin Crosby, and finished, after participants made their way through lovely downtown Fountain Inn. The event ended with a beautiful bubble ceremony and group photo, representing the solidarity and love between all the businesses and people within the community. It truly was a joyful day and a step forward in the fight against breast cancer.
Photos by Apollo Wonex