Author and community advocate Taya Kyle to headline 17th annual SmartWomen Luncheon & Expo

May 13, 2019

Annual event hosted by St. Joseph’s/Candler brings inspiring speaker to help raise money for the Telfair Mammography Fund

St. Joseph’s/Candler is pleased to announce that the 17th annual SmartWomen Luncheon & Expo will feature author and community advocate Taya Kyle.  This annual event will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center.

Proceeds from the fundraiser benefit the Telfair Mammography Fund, providing mammograms and other breast care services for those who cannot afford those life-saving services. Last year, the SmartWomen Luncheon & Expo raised a record $184,582 through event proceeds, grants, sponsorships and donations.

SmartWomen is an annual fundraiser for St. Joseph’s/Candler’s Telfair Mammography Fund, which provides mammograms and other breast care services for those who cannot afford those life-saving services.
In our region, approximately 25 percent of the population is uninsured or underinsured. The goal of the Telfair Mammography Fund is to ensure that all women have access to mammography and other services, even if they have no insurance or high deductibles or copays. In 16 years, the event has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the Telfair Mammography Fund.
Past years’ luncheons have featured notable women such as Jane Seymour, Anne Burrell, Fran Drescher, Amy Grant, Dr. Jennifer Ashton, Marilu Henner, Joan Lunden, Giuliana Rancic, Leigh Anne Tuohy, Olympia Dukakis, Ellen Burstyn, Peggy Fleming, Ivana Trump, Erin Brockovich, Suze Orman and author Mary Kay Andrews.
When: Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019
10 a.m. – Expo
Noon – Lunch
12:30 p.m. – Keynote speaker Taya Kyle
Where: Savannah International Trade & Convention Center
For more information about sponsorship opportunities and tickets, contact St. Joseph’s/Candler Foundations at 912-819-8683 or email You can also visit our website


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