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The Pink Ribbon Fund will host our "You, Me, and a Cup of Tea" this year at Southern Oaks in Hattiesburg on Saturday, April 30, from 2 PM – 4 PM.  This traditional English afternoon tea is undeniably the Pink Ribbon Fund’s grandest annual event.  From the individually designed tabletop designs by some of the Pinebelt’s locals to traditional gourmet tea sandwiches, house-made scones, decadent desserts, and, of course, a perfectly brewed cup of tea, please join us as we transform Southern Oaks into a tea garden for an afternoon.  Our speaker, Sheila Easterlin, will share her experiences as a fundraiser for cancer to being a six-year survivor of breast cancer.  Entertainment will be provided by Catherine Herron, who has been performing since the age of 5.  

Saturday, April 30, 2022 2 PM - 4 PM
Southern Oaks in Hattiesburg
1249 Richburg Road

Guest Speaker - Sheila Easterlin

Sheila is 6-year breast cancer survivor who loves the Lord and her beautiful family. 


Sheila was diagnosed with breast cancer in September of 2015.  After chemo and double mastectomy, she is cancer-free! Sheila has been an avid fundraiser for cancer for over 20 years, never dreaming she would have to take that journey.  She Is a former Hero of Hope and was on the front cover of the 2017 calendar that showcased local cancer survivors. 


Sheila has worked at Merit Health Wesley for over 27 years in the gift shop and opened her own boutique and gift shop in Purvis called “Beauty and Blessings “ with her daughter (Melanie Thrash) in 2020.  She loves playing the piano and is the pianist of her church.  Sheila is also Co-Chair of the Purvis Street Festival, founder and volunteer with “Sewl Sisters” (a local group who sews Prayer Blankets), and a humble volunteer with The Pink Ribbon Fund. 


But above all, she is a daughter of the King, a proud wife of 39 years to her husband Mike, mother of two children -  Melanie Thrash (Chris) and Derek Easterlin (Brittany) and “Nana” to 4 beautiful grandchildren Baleigh (20) Ethan (14) Bryon (4) and Bristol (2).

Featured Entertainment - Catherine Herron

Catherine Herron, our entertainment, wrote “I am a daughter of the Lord destined to do what He’s called me to do since age 5. I have my first CD located on under, “God Never Fails” by Catherine Herron.”


Catherine also wrote –“I’m not a cancer survivor. My father, two aunts, and grandfather all passed away from cancer. So, I asked God what I could do to give back to something. He gave me this cancer foundation. Because I’m a singer, I decided to have cancer gospel benefit concerts. Next year will be my third concert.  After Shelia introduced me to The Pink Ribbon Fund, I decided to give the money I’ll raise to the local foundation that could help those here in the Pine Belt region. I do this in memory of my loved ones and all who have gained their wings. I celebrate those who are blessed to have rung the bell and those who are still fighting.”

Tickets: $40 per person or $320 for Table of 8

3 Ways to Purchase Tickets:

Purchase Here


Call Kaye Ray

(601) 550-5251

Mail a check to:

The Pink Ribbon Fund

5891 US Hwy 49


Hattiesburg, MS 39402

Pictures from the 2019 Tea

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