Volunteer Spotlight: Susan Thomas
Co-chair, Pink Ribbon 2015, ”Attire to Inspire”
Liz Austin and Susan Thomas, co-chairs of Pink Ribbon 2015, “Attire to Inspire.”
More than five years ago, Liz Austin invited her friend Susan Thomas to Susan’s first Pink Ribbon event, a runway show benefiting Oklahoma Project Woman.
This month, the two women are co-chairing Pink Ribbon 2015, “Attire to Inspire,” a lunch, dinner and runway show featuring the exclusive spring collection of world-famous fashion designer Carolina Herrera.
The women’s husbands, Bob Austin and Bill Thomas, were recruited to serve as co-patron chairs “because Liz and I put it on their ‘honey-do’ list,” Susan says.
Two locations — Abersons in Brookside and Southern Hills Country Club — will host daytime and evening events, which will feature local men and women modeling more than 20 of Herrera’s chosen looks.
OPW mission statement: Oklahoma Project Woman is dedicated to providing access to breast health care that will facilitate the early diagnosis of breast cancer and decrease the mortality rate for uninsured women (and men) with limited income.
How did Abersons become involved as title sponsor? This is the second year Abersons has generously sponsored Oklahoma Project Woman and the Pink Ribbon event by bringing a designer to Tulsa and hosting the lunch in its store.
Why do you volunteer? Simply because I am very fortunate to have the time and resources to do so and feel it is my obligation and privilege to give back.
Nov. 2 — Pink Ribbon Tulsa 2015, “Attire to Inspire”
11:30 a.m., lunch at Abersons, 3509 S. Peoria Ave.; 7 p.m., dinner at Southern Hills Country Club, 2636 E. 61st St., followed by 7:30 p.m. runway show. Complimentary valet parking. $200, lunch seats; $2,500-$25,000, sponsorships (includes dinner). Benefits Oklahoma Project Woman. Contact Scarlet Henley, 918-834-7200 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.pinkribbontulsa.org.