Event Date & Time

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Event Location

Emerald Coast Convention Center
1250 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
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About 2018 Stand Up to Breast Cancer Event

The Stand Up to Breast Cancer Event was created to honor local breast cancer survivors and help raise awareness. Over a dozen of our local breast cancer survivors will be honored and recognize during the event.

We are proud to welcome star of TLC's Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta and Breast Cancer survivor, Lori Allen, as our featured special guest. Lori will be live in Fort Walton Beach for an interactive presentation about her battle against breast cancer. Lori will also talk about lessons she's learned, memories she's made and obstacles she's faced during her career as entrepreneur and star of Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta.

Cocktail Hour begins at 5:30pm. Program starts at 6:30pm. General admission tickets may be purchased for $50. General admission ticket includes cocktail hour, dinner, and presentation by Lori Allen. General admission seating is first come, first served in proximity to speaker. All survivor honorees will receive an invitation with instructions for claiming your two complimentary tickets and will be able to reserve tables in advance before September 14, 2018. A portion of the proceeds will benefit American Cancer Society.

Stand Up to Breast Cancer Event is presented by Northwest Florida Daily News in partnership with Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, Twin Cities Hospital and FWB Chamber of Commerce. Also supported by our Corporate Table Sponsors Okaloosa Gas, State Farm Insurance, Courtney Simpson, White-Wilson Medical Center and Emerald Coast Podiatry. Thank you to our sponsors for allowing us to bring this event to our community.

Special Guest

Lori Allen

Star of 'Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta'
Lori Allen is one of the world's foremost experts on bridal couture and currently stars in the TLC network's ten season reality show Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta and four season Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids, which are filmed on site at her Atlanta-based bridal salon, bridals by lori.

Lori opened bridals by lori just two weeks after graduating from all girl Columbia College in South Carolina. Three decades later, the store has grown to become one of the premier bridal salons in North America, and brides from as far away as Russia and Australia have visited bridals by lori to find their perfect dresses.

In 2012, Lori made the courageous decision to share her personal battle with breast cancer in the TLC special Say Yes to the Cure: Lori's Fight, which won the 2013 Realscreen Award for Best Health & Well Being Programming. Due to the program's unprecedented response, the network aired an updated version of the special in October 2013 to generate awareness of breast cancer and to inform viewers of her progress. Lori's true-to-life depiction of her struggle to beat the disease is now used as a cancer education tool and continues to inspire women around the world.

Become a Sponsor

To make this event a great experience for our survivors and to raise money for Breast Cancer, we are looking for local businesses who are community-minded and willing to support this effort through sponsorships.

For information about becoming a sponsor please contact:
Dana Pruitt | dpruitt@nwfdailynews.com | (850) 315-4341

What is the attire?

Business Wear or Sunday Best

Will there be a bar?

Open bar from 5:30 - 6:30 during cocktail hour.
Cash bar will be available during dinner.

Will there be a chance to donate to the cause at the event?

Yes, donations to the American Cancer Society will be available that night. There will be an ATM on site, if needed.

Questions For Lori