Waxahachie resident Dinah Weable was honored Tuesday morning at Waxahachie’s Baylor Scott & White Sammons Cancer Center when her portrait was placed on the wall.

Weable was one of 10 ‘Inspirational Survivors’ recently honored by the Joanie Hatcher Memorial Symposium in Dallas for her contribution to the fight against breast cancer.

Surrounded by friends, family and Baylor Scott & White staff, Weable, a breast cancer survivor who has dedicated the last 11 years fighting breast cancer through the Dinah Weable Pink Ribbons and Hearts Committee, noted that the honor was not because of her name, but because of the efforts of the people in Ellis County who have helped with donations, time and effort to raise awareness and help those in need.

“I’m firmly convinced that we have saved lives here in Ellis County, and it’s been because of Baylor Scott and White and Hope Clinic that we’ve been able to accomplish our mission of providing mammograms to those who need this service,” said Weable. “If we’ve managed to impact a complete family by saving that mother, than we know our mission is working.”

The Joanie Hatcher Memorial Symposium in Dallas, which started out as a luncheon and is sponsored by U.T. Southwestern, presents 10 awards annually to inspirational breast cancer survivors.

From the 800 nominations, Weable was chosen as one of the 10 recipients of the award. Those 10 recipients have their portraits made and they are put on display at NorthPark Mall for the month of October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness month.

“It was an honor to simply be nominated by my own committee members, and such a great honor to be chosen as a one of 10 recipient,” said Weable. “Ray (her husband) thought that since Baylor Scott and White has worked so closely with us, that it would be nice for the portrait to hang here in the Sammons Cancer Center in Waxahachie.”

Chris York, president at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center at Waxahachie, agreed.

“It’s an honor to be associated with you, your work and the impact on our community,” said York.

Since the Dinah Weable Pink Ribbons and Hearts Committee began its efforts in 2004, the group has provided more than 700 mammograms through a collaborative effort with Baylor Scott & White and Ellis County’s Hope Clinic.


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