Pink Orchid to host Breast Cancer Awareness banquet

The Pink Orchid will present its first Breast Cancer Awareness Banquet at the waterfront facility at Regional Park today from 6 to 10 p.m.

The featured speaker will be former state Rep. Josetta Wilkins, whose efforts in the legislature led to BreastCare.

Pink Orchid’s goal is to empower the lives of all girls and women through supportive services, educational resources, conference and other events, news release said.

Sharon Rejistre is the founder/president of the Pink Orchid. The agency’s mission includes educating women in Southeast Arkansas about the need for research into the causes, prevention, detection, treatment and cure of breast cancer, the release said.