The Wellness Group

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The Wellness Group presented their 14th Annual Breast Health Awareness Celebration of Life Health Breakfast on Friday, Sept 26, 2015 in the beautiful Crystal Room at West Angeles Church of God in Christ, North Campus.


Diana Layne White, vice-president of The Wellness Group served as Mistress of Ceremonies. Admission was free and the public was invited to attend. Founding president Michelle Moore Bell presented the welcome and open remarks.


It was a morning of empowerment with Dr. Robina Smith, breast cancer surgeon, CEO of Treasure Your Chest; Denise Roberts, founder and director of The Denise Roberts Foundation, a breast cancer survivor participated in the honoring of breast cancer and all cancer survivors. The Wellness Group presented the survivors with a MICHE HANDBAG. Other speakers included MaryJane, fitness and nutrition expert of Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Lisa Cole, founder and expert stylist of Uplifting the girls. who provided a mini fashion show with mature model Kathi Arnold of Ambiance Modeling Troupe.


Over 200 guests were in attendance and received great door prizes including gift certificates from Derricks Jamaican Cuisine, Orleans & YORK Deli, Simply Wholesome Health Food Store & Restaurant, Skys Gourmet Tacos plus a bag of groceries from Trader Joes. Breakfast was prepared by West Angeles Food Services and served by Los Angeles Fire Fighters, No. 34 and 94. Event concluded with dessert networking reception including a pink velvet cake with pink butter cream frosting prepared by Trio Cookies and Confections. Photographer - SDP Services.


The community event was co-sponsored by Los Angeles Council President Herb J. Wesson, Jr., and Susan G. Komen, Los Angeles County Affiliate. Other contributors, Vermont Slauson Economic Development Corporation/Marva Smith Battle-Bey plus Black Womens Network, Ms. Debbe Moore, Essence of Light, Ms Fannie and the Lorraine Jackson Foundation.


The Wellness Group, under the direction of Michelle Moore Bell, is a grassroots health awareness organization. The Wellness Group was established to help decrease breast cancer mortality among African American women in the Los Angeles underserved communities by providing quality breast health education; promoting early detection through breast self examinations, clinical breast examinations and mammography services.


Additional information plus sponsorship and volunteer opportunities for the 2016 Breast Health Awareness Celebration of Life Breakfast may be obtained by calling Michelle Moore Bell (213) 407-0271 or via email at

14th Annual Celebration of Life Breakfast

Date: 09/26/2015

The Wellness Group, Board of Directors:

*Diana Layne White


*Vijaya Lark-Richardson


*James L. Moore










*American Cancer Society






*ORS Hair Care Products


*Razac Product Company