Join us for the 9th Annual Celebrating Life Event

Wednesday, August 30, 2023
Save the Date - Celebrating Life 2023
Save the Date - Celebrating Life 2023

PLHS is happy to join the Watertown Breast Cancer Support Group to host the 9th Annual Celebrating Life Breast Cancer Awareness Event on Thursday, October 12, 2023. This free event was created to provide an evening to come together to support, encourage, and comfort each other while also "celebrating life" for those who have had breast cancer touch their lives. 

We are excited to announce the return of keynote speaker, Susan Sparks, as she shares her keynote, “The Tisdale Triangle". This is a funny and poignant account of how surviving a harrowing thunderstorm atop a motorcycle crossing the South Dakota plains taught Susan how to survive any one of life's storms. First, you must stop and then find shelter. Only after you find shelter and feel confident in your support system, you must then get back out and face the storm in order to get through it. As a breast cancer survivor, Susan has a unique perspective on how to connect with others navigating their own breast cancer journey. As a pastor and comedian, she shares her story with humor, wit, passion, conviction, and empathy.

Join Susan, Prairie Lakes Healthcare System, and Watertown Breast Cancer Support Group on Thursday, October 12th at 2nd Street Station in Watertown. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. offering a cash bar, a light dinner, and a door prize raffle. Members of the Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation, General Surgery Clinic, and the Cancer Center will be on hand for questions and to share information.

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Event Agenda:

5:30 p.m.: Doors Open
Cash bar & Complimentary Light Supper

6:30 p.m.: Welcome by representative of the Watertown Breast Cancer Support Group 

7:00 p.m.: Keynote Address “The Tisdale Triangle: How to Navigate Life's Storms" by returning keynote speaker, Susan Sparks

Susan Sparks is a trial lawyer turned standup comedian and pastor of the historic Madison Avenue Baptist Church in NYC. An award-winning nationally syndicated columnist and a best-selling author, Susan is also a professional comedian touring nationally with a Rabbi and a Muslim comic. Her work has been featured in Oprah Magazine, the New York Times, and on such networks as ABC, CNN, and CBS. For more information, check out

8:00 p.m.: Door Prize Winners Announced

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New in 2023, the Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation will be selling forty (40) "Celebrating Life" bracelets exclusively at the 9th Annual Celebrating Life Breast Cancer Awareness Event! Each bracelet will be sold for $5 with all proceeds going toward the Christy Kinney Pay it Forward Fund. Offering only 40 bracelets signifies the 40 grants that have been awarded to women undergoing breast cancer treatment since the fund's inception in 2019. By purchasing a bracelet, you will be automatically entered to win a fabulous Prairie Lakes Gift Show prize basket!

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If you have any questions about the Celebrating Life Breast Cancer Awareness Event, please contact Shannon B. in Marketing at 605-882-7908.