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Sylvia has been an employee at E.I. DuPont for 19 years as a Physical Testing Lab Technician.  Additionally, I am the Business Administrator for Wall2Wall Remodeling & Repair LLC.  Sylvia is Blessed to be married to her husband, Tyrus, for 29 years and counting!  Although she has no biological children Sylvia is fortunate to be called Godmother by many. In 2004, The Ladies of Elegance, Inc. was birthed out of a desire to promote the importance of annual health screenings and encourage those diagnosed with cancer and sickle cell disease. Always a social butterfly, she was raised to treat people the way she would want to be treated.  During her free time, Sylvia enjoys shopping, performing group workouts, traveling, spending time with family & friends and relaxing. Sylvia wanted to develop an organization that would be a blessing to the community. Although we may not be able to help or save everyone if we can help or save one or two along the way, it's all worth it!

Sylvia's motto is "Let's Do It Right Or Not At All"

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 Helen is a retiree from Nabisco after 32 years of service. She has been married for 25 years, Helen has one daughter, 2 stepsons, and 14 grandchildren. She likes to read which encouraged her to start  "E`manon" Book Club 14 years ago. Helen loves to entertain and believes God has Blessed her to be a caregiver to many. Helen has been a huge supporter of The Ladies of Elegance, Inc. for many years. She loves the passion and hard work that the organization does. Helen wanted to be a part of an organization that cares just as much just as she does. She wants to continue to be a Blessing in any way she can. 

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Hattie Harveya is a  20 year Breast Cancer Survivor retired from SunTrust Bank in 2015 after a 43-year career in the financial world. Hattie is one of 16 children with 14 of them surrounding her with love and support. Married to her childhood sweetheart Cleveland they have a son Brian, and a daughter Morgan; one grandson Brandon.  Starting a new way of living with this disease makes you realized that life is precious and time is not to be wasted.  I found that helping others also helped me.  My goal is always to put God first and he will lead you where he wants and needs you to serve his purpose.   Sylvia and I met at the Making Strides kick off breakfast campaign about 8 years ago and our friendship grew so fast because of her kind and loving spirit and her genuine concern for my health lead me to her organization after my retirement, “The Ladies of Elegances”…following her lead me to  Remember “God’s Got This!”   Put your Trust in him.

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Tonja Ancrum is a 3-Time, 24-year Breast Cancer Survivor; a Warrior!  Tonja has been supporting the Ladies of Elegance since 2012.  She is firm believer that it takes a Strong Faith and Trust in Christ to defeat not only Breast Cancer but any challenge one might face.  Tonja, like Sylvia, has a Passion to educate the community on fighting breast cancer and finding a cure for this silent killer.  Tonja is a Breast Health Research Champion.  She shares four core values in which EVERYONE can get involved: 1) Finding breast cancer early saves lives-get screened; 2)Today's treatment is yesterday's clinical trial; 3) Tomorrow's treatment comes from today's bio-specimen donations; and 4) YOU can help find the cure for cancer.  Tonja and her husband, Keith, are co-founders of Evelyn Ancrum Education Support Systems, Inc. (EAESSI). An organization that awards college scholarships to graduating high school Seniors and assist women who do not have insurance with paying for a mammogram or additional diagnostic breast screening.  Early Detection Saves Lives!  Tonja loves people! Tonja enjoys reading inspirational books and encouraging others.  She loves the Lord and loves spending time with her family and her church family.  

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Gwendolyn Bufford is the eldest of 3 daughters born to Sarah L. Elliott Deas, in Georgetown, SC. She is retired from the U.S. Navy after 17 1/2 due to an illness (Sarcoidosis). Through her many experiences with her own illness, she is excited about organizations like The Ladies of Elegance, Inc.  (LOE). Their community involvement to help those that become afflicted with Cancer and Sickle Cell, is very near and dear to my heart. My family has been affected by both diseases. My aunt lost the fight to Sickle Cell, and my brother to Lung Cancer. Most recently my mother won her battle with breast cancer, she is now a 7 month survivor. I know it’s because of God’s grace & mercy that she has survived, but also because of organizations like The Ladies of Elegance, Inc..
Gwen enjoys spending time with family and friends, listening to music and according to many, cooking.
I’m reminded daily, that if I can help someone along the way, then my living will not be in vain. That’s why I’m happy to be associated with The Ladies of Elegance, Inc..

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Denisha Turner is a Wife, mother, and loyal friend. An engineer who enjoys interacting with people and winning others over with my outgoing personality. During my free time, I am obsessed with Crossfit. My belief is that service is an obligation, not an option! Gwen enjoys spending time with family and friends, listening to music and according to many, cooking.
I’m reminded daily, that if I can help someone along the way, then my living will not be in vain. That’s why I’m happy to be associated with The Ladies of Elegance, Inc..

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My name is Gloria Jean Strowbridge, affectionately known as Jean. I'm a 22-year cancer survivor. Praise the LORD I was never sick through any of my treatments. I will celebrate 25 years of marriage in January 2019. I retired from E.I. DuPont 9 years ago. I'm in love with my Lord and savior JESUS CHRIST, I love attending line dance classes and volunteering to help at my church where I am part of a praise dance team. My husband says that I am his angel, and that I complete him. We complete each other. My family is important and I have a strong love for people and am always willing to help. My desire to help is why I love supporting The Ladies of Elegance, Inc. and working hard for their causes.

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My name is Dinah Mathis. I am from Rosehill, North Carolina. I am the mother of a beautiful daughter, Dionniah, and the grandmother of 3 wonderful grandchildren, who affectionately know me as Nana. I am the Assistant Director at the Child Development Center on Fort Lee. I have been in Early Childhood Education for over 15 years. I enjoy planning and decorating for events to include but not limited to; Church Anniversaries, Pastoral Anniversaries, Galas, Birthday parties and Weddings. My desire is to have a positive impact on everyone I meet.

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Gwen has been working at the John Randolph Medical Hospital for fifteen years.  Gwen is the mother of three lovely daughters and the grandmother of six wonderful grandchildren. Gwen enjoys reading, traveling, spending time with family and friends as often as she can, and helping people in need. Gwen loves supporting The Ladies of Elegance, Inc. because she loves giving back to the community. She enjoys working with an organization that loves people. Gwen desires to help make a difference and has a giving heart to all people: "That's what I love about this organization. I have always supported this organization by purchasing tickets to events, walks, etc but now I support at a higher level and try to do as much as I can to help our organization stand out". Our Presidents Motto is: Let's Do It Right or Not At All. We Strive To Do It RIGHT!

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Carolyn Hancock (KK) is a 14-year breast cancer survivor.  She is retired from Honeywell, loves the Lord, her family, working in her yard, and loves to cook. She has 6 children, 9 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren all of whom are the love of her life.  Ms. KK is a dedicated supporting member of The Ladies of Elegance, Inc. She is a cheerful willing worker and unselfishly helps anyone in any way she possibly can. Lastly this young lady LOVES to dance. This is just a few attributes of our adorable Ms. KK.