Fourth Annual Tata’s & Tea Discusses Breast Cancer in April
Celebrity fashion stylist Tamea Scales is just getting started. That is evident in her subtle desire to create new projects. One of these, inspired by her mother Patricia Scales, reaches deep into her heart. Patricia is an eighteen-year stage four breast cancer survivor. Fashionably Aware is their call to action.
The fourth annual Tata’s & Tea adorned with royal hats and flower dresses gathered at Elise’s Tea Room in Long Beach, California to prevent or fight one of the most popular diseases of our generation. City of Hope breast cancer surgeon Veronica Jones in the company of her one-year old daughter emphasized that “you can save a life. You have that power.” Survivor Aldeana Frazell had always known how and when to pursue anything she desired. Breast cancer was her first challenge that came without a map but soon realized it is not always as tragic as portrayed on television. As a matter of fact, between the fashion shows, laughter and tears, all the women (and some men) on this mission looked the same. There wasn’t an age, race, haircut, smile or tear that set guests apart.
“Be your own self advocate, when it comes to yourself. Hope is actions, hope is me standing up here,” said Frazell, who today is a breast cancer advocate for Susan G Komen. This March she traveled to Washington D.C. to speak to the Southern California Congress about improving breast cancer diagnosis and treatment especially in the African American community.
It might not be October’s breast cancer awareness month but Tamea’s date to raise awareness is far from random. It is her mother’s birth month. Even more, Tamea along with other survivors sends a powerful message: breast cancer awareness month is every day.