Samantha Harris to be the Keynote Speaker at the 15th Annual Pink Ribbon Luncheon

April 6, 2017

HIGH POINT, N.C. –  The 15th Annual Pink Ribbon Luncheon will feature keynote speaker Samantha Harris: a seasoned entertainment journalist and two-time Emmy-nominated TV host, health and fitness expert, certified personal trainer and cancer survivor but best known as the current host of Entertainment Tonight and former host of Dancing with the Stars. Samantha Harris has also been on the covers of 11 fitness and health magazines, including SHAPE, Women’s Running, Pilates Style and Muscle & Fitness HERS.

In 2014, Samantha Harris was diagnosed with Stage II invasive breast cancer. Just days after a clear mammogram, Harris found a lump in her breast. When the pathology results came back, invasive ductal carcinoma was confirmed. But that wasn’t all; after a subsequent double mastectomy, it had also spread to a lymph node. Three surgeries later, Harris is cancer-free and encouraging others.

All proceeds from the luncheon go directly to the Pink Ribbon Program at the Hayworth Cancer Center, a service of UNC Hospitals. 

15th Annual Pink Ribbon Luncheon
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
11:30 a.m.
High Point Country Club

The Pink Ribbon Program enhances the lives of women and men through knowledge, service and hope.

  • Distributed by the Hayworth Cancer Center team, Pink Ribbon Comfort Bags are designed to bring comfort as patients traverse through their cancer journey from diagnosis to treatment.
  • The Pink Pony Mammogram Program provides financial support so that low-income, uninsured women can receive mammograms and other breast health services.
  • CancerFitt is a 12 week exercise program with evidence-based exercise intervention for cancer survivors to enhance quality of life, reduce recurrence and other diseases, manage and reduce cancer related fatigue and extend survival. 
  • The Pink Ribbon Program also provides support for educational materials in the Cancer Resource Center Library and educational support opportunities for the Hayworth Cancer Center staff.

There are individual seats still available in our special overflow room if you are interested! Individual tickets are $60.00 each.

For more information about the Pink Ribbon Program call 336-878-6292 or visit

Media contacts:

Becky Kreitz, becky.kreitz@wakehealth.edu336-878-6711