Winners of the Breast Cancer Awareness pageant hosted by the More Than Conquerors Breast Cancer Support Group,Grambling Chapter, pose with their trophies. Winners are, from left, Conquista Bell, second Place (age 30-59); Annie Staten, first runner-up (age 60 & up); Sandra Cooper, overall winner (age 60+); Gloria Phillips, overall winner (age 30-59); Dewanna Bryan, first runner-up (age 30-59); Angie Hadnot, second Place, (age 60+). Courtesy Photo

In recognition of  Breast Cancer Awareness Month, on Saturday, Oct. 17 the More Than Conquerors Breast Cancer Support Group, Grambling Chapter, hosted a Pageant for breast cancer survivors entitled “The Beauty and the Breast Pageant” at the American Legion Hall in Minden. 

Special thanks to the twelve contestants ranging from the age of 30 – 78 who competed in the pageant for the title and crown of “Miss Beauty and The Breast”.

Many compliments were given to all of the beautiful contestants: Wilma Allums of Minden, Conquista Smith Bell of Minden, Dewanna Bryan of Grambling, Sandra Cooper of Ruston, Angie Hadnot of Sibley, Barbara Johnson of Monroe, Alma Lennear of Minden, Dorothy Lewis of Minden, Dorothy Nelson of Shreveport, Joann Perry of Arcadia, Gloria Phillips of Shreveport, and Annie Staten of Monroe.  Congratulations to the winners. The 30 – 59 age category winners are: Gloria Phillips – Winner; Dewanna Bryan – 1st Runner-up; and Conquista Bell – 2nd  Place. The 60 and over age category winners are: Sandra Cooper – Winner; Annie Staten – 1st Runner-up; and Angie Hadnot – 2nd Place.
The winners received a crown, bouquet of roses, theme sash, trophy, and one hundred cash prize. 

The More Than Conquerors Breast Cancer Support Group gives special thanks to Pink Pratique Boutique for serving as their Title Sponsor for this event. “This pageant was dedicated to God for his grace granted to all survivors for their many years of survivorship,” MTC president Rixie Thompson said.