Stephanie Scalise, TurningPoint patient and advocate, describes the Diamond of Hope award ceremony:
The Atlanta Braves 2017 Breast Cancer Awareness Day was September 23 and started with a get together on the Plaza, filled with great energy and camaraderie. After a fun time introducing my girls to 80’s music with the cover band, the ceremony began. Just being in the presence of these amazing breast cancer survivors, or as I call us, ‘thrivers’, is an amazing feeling. The added bonus of being presented the Diamond of Hope award by two of the Braves players, made it that much more special. Once the award ceremony was done, the thrivers all headed to the tunnels by 3rd base to walk onto the field in a balloon release after the national anthem. During this time we got to meet new people and share our experiences with each other and exchange contact information. I was invited to join others in a monthly fun outing, help serve with the USO with another Diamond of Hope recipient and I was able to invite other thrivers to the 2nd annual Strides for Survivors walk on February 24, 2018, which benefits TurningPoint.
2017 Diamond of Hope award recipient