According to Elleanor Davis Starks , Founder and Executive Director & COO of the “100 Black Women of Funeral Service, Inc. Organization”, countless people are uninformed or even naive to the key aspects of the Funeral Business. The funeral service profession is very reliant on knowledge and service, people and their skills and performance both, professional and compassionate. Funeral Homes have a huge interest in the capabilities of their employees which they attempt to develop through formal training and on-the-job training and progressive job assignments. “EVERYONE” has a role in executing a well-organized funeral establishment. Put all this together and you increase productivity in your funeral establishment and the distinguished and customary funeral services that are provided for each family. Funeral Directors have a very dedicated side that makes them very unique.
The “100 Black Women of Funeral Service” are supporting and working in conjunction with the upcoming National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) Convention to be held October 20 – 24, 2013 at the Austin, Texas Convention Center as their Annual Exhibit Partner. The 100 BWFS Annual Cancer Awareness Day Event – “Hot Pink After Hours”, takes place on Monday, October 21 from 5:00pm to 6:45pm. The day starts when the Exhibit Hall Opens 12n-5pm when all Convention Attendees are given Pink Ribbon and the Ladies wear their Roberta March Cancer Awareness Scarf. If they don’t have one, they can purchase one in the booth with other various cancer awareness products which can be bought for the entire NFDA Convention. (Partial proceeds go to the Roberta’s House Grief Center in Baltimore, MD and to the Susan G. Komen Foundation). The late Roberta March –a distinguished co-founder of the March Funeral Home – was a life member of the 100 BWFS who died from Cancer and the event is done to honor her memory each year. No one is immune to being affected by cancer especially our funeral colleagues. Founder Elleanor Davis Starks is a 21 year Breast Cancer Survivor and Pres. Hector, CEO is celebrating 8 years cancer free. Many other members have not been as fortunate so we celebrate their lives.
Key Information for the Annual 2013 NFDA International Convention & Expo, Austin, TX
October 1- October 21, 2013 (Submit and Nominate) Send to Hundredbwfs@aol.com
CANCER AWARENESS MONTH IS UPON US AND WE NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU BECAUSE IT’S TIME TO NOMINATE YOUR FAVORITE BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR TO BE HONORED AT THE 100 BWFS CANCER AWARENESS DAY AT NFDA. Prizes and Awards Presented at “Hot Pink After Hours” Event.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2013 – THE 100BWFS @ NFDA RECOGNIZES FUNERAL SERVICE PROFESSIONALS AND FAMILY MEMBERS WHO HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN THE FIGHT FOR BREAST CANCER CURE – COURAGE – HOPE – STRENGTH – AND ORGANIZATIONS LOOKING FOR A CURE.
WHO IS YOUR WIND BENEATH YOUR WINGS? TELL US WHO THEY ARE AND HOW THEIR BATTLE HAS CHANGED YOUR LIFE BECAUSE OF THEIR COURAGE AND STRENGTH – LET’S TALK ABOUT IT AND LET’S RECOGNIZE THEM AS PART OF OUR PROFESSIONAL FUNERAL SERVICE HERO AWARD. EVERYONE HAS AT LEAST ONE CANCER STORY AND ONE HERO WHO HAS MADE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR LIFE. SUBMIT THEIR STORY – TELL ABOUT YOUR COURAGE AND THEIR COURAGE – TELL US ABOUT THE JOURNEY AND LET US RECOGNIZE THEM DURING CANCER AWARENESS MONTH AT NFDA. SUBMIT ALL ENTRIES VIA EMAIL TO HUNDREDBWFS@AOL.COM WITH A PICTURE, A SHORT STORY AND ALLOW US TO SHARE IT WITH OTHER FUNERAL PROFESSIONALS.
SAVE THE DATE: MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2013 – NFDA Convention – Room 9C- 3rd Floor- Austin Convention Center NFDA NATIONAL CONVENTION AT AUSTIN CONVENTION CENTER – AUSTIN, TEXAS
EVENT: WILL TAKE PLACE AFTER CONVENTION HALL CLOSES AT 5:00PM. JUST PROCEED TO THE THIRD FLOOR – ROOM 9C FOR AN AWARDS EVENT – NETWORKING – MEET AND GREET DESSERT RECEPTION AND LIVE ENTERTAINMENT – 5:15PM TO 6:30PM – SPEND A LITTLE TIME WITH US FOR GREAT GIVEAWAYS AND EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL – DOOR PRIZES – AND UNWINDING. IT’S TIME TO GET TO KNOW ALL THE OUTSTANDING WOMEN OF FUNERAL SERVICE.
IF YOU ARE NOT INVOLVED – THE TIME IS NOW. CANCER DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE – IT AFFECTS ALL OF US AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER. WE WANT TO SEE YOU TO THINK PINK AFTER HOURS. “REMEMBER HAPPINESS IS A JOURNEY NOT A DESTINATION” ACT TODAY!
Mark your calendar, book your room and reserve your flight for a supersized 2013 NFDA International Convention & Expo! Make sure you plan to stay through Wednesday evening for a newly expanded Wednesday lineup that will help you achieve even more!
We’re going to take the best Austin and NFDA have to offer and give you an unforgettable experience! The NFDA Convention &
Members of the media representing print, broadcast and electronic consumer media and funeral service trade media are invited to attend and cover the 2013 NFDA International Convention & Expo free of charge. Press credentials will only be issued to journalists representing the editorial staff of print, broadcast or Internet media. Requests for press credentials are granted at the discretion of the NFDA Public Relations Manager. Please contact Jessica Koth (800-228-6332 or firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
Supplier or Distributor please contact NFDA Business Development for registration information. 1.262.789.1880.
Both the NFDA and “The 100 Black Women of Funeral Service” Hope to See you in Austin! www.NFDA.com