Co-Chairs For 13th Annual Pink! Gala Announced

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
The Pink! Gala co-chairs, from left, Taylor and Tiffany Whaley and Susan and Tom Flanagan
The Pink! Gala co-chairs, from left, Taylor and Tiffany Whaley and Susan and Tom Flanagan

CHI Memorial Foundation announced the co-chairs for the 13th annual Pink! Gala to be held on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 at the Chattanooga Convention Center.  Dr. Taylor and Tiffany Whaley, and Dr. Tom and Susan Flanagan will co-chair the Foundation’s signature black-tie event. This year’s theme is A Night in Old Havana. 

Dr. and Mrs. Flanagan met in college at UTC and have lived in Chattanooga for more than 40 years. Dr. Flanagan is an orthodontist practicing in Ft. Oglethorpe. Mrs. Flanagan works in his office doing public relations and marketing.  They have three married daughters, three grandchildren and two more on the way.  They all live in Chattanooga. 

Dr. and Mrs. Whaley moved to Chattanooga three years ago so their growing family could live in Mrs. Whaley's hometown.  Dr. Whaley, a radiation oncologist for Tennessee Oncology, trained at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.  He serves on the Executive Oncology Committee for CHI Memorial, as well as the Lung Program Leadership Committee.  Mrs. Whaley, who previously worked in health administration, now focuses her time and energy on their three children.  Mrs. Whaley is a member of the Hamilton County Medical Alliance, volunteers in the children's ministry through their church, and is actively involved in community initiatives that raise awareness and promote the importance of health and wellness. 

Other members of the Pink! steering committee include Will Clegg and Janie Jones, sponsorship chairs; Heather Hatfield and Kris Czufin, auction chairs; Dr. Beth Webb and Crissy Furrow, preview party chairs; Mark Ramsey, decorations chair; Amber and Dan Norton, Color Chattanooga Pink chairs; and Bob and Sarah McKenzie, Dr. Chuck and Susan Felts, and Buddy and Leeanne Werner, members at large. 

Proceeds from Pink! are used to ensure the MaryEllen Locher Breast Center at CHI Memorial has the latest equipment available and provides the highest quality care available to women in need.
Since the MaryEllen Locher Breast Center opened in 2007, more than 256,000 screening and diagnostic mammograms have been performed at the Center’s three locations and on the mobile health coaches.  Breast cancer was the number one cancer diagnosis at CHI Memorial every year from 2006–2015, the latest data available. 

Sponsorships are now available ranging from $3,500 to $50,000.  Remaining tickets will go on sale Dec. 1.  Attendees will enjoy cocktails, a four course dinner and dancing with music by Party on the Moon, back by popular demand.  

Pink! is a celebration of life for breast cancer patients and survivors raising $3.4 million since 2006 to ensure the community has access to the most advanced breast cancer treatments available.
Visit www.memorial.org/pink, email foundation@memorial.org, or call 495-4438 for more information.
 



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