SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - The 17th annual SmartWomen Luncheon & Expo was held at the Savannah Convention Center on Wednesday.
The event is an annual fundraiser for St. Joseph's/Candler's Mary Telfair Women's Hospital, which includes the Mammography Fund at Telfair Pavilion. Both the hospital and the fund work to ensure all women have access to mammography, even if they have no insurance and cannot afford it.
The guest speaker this year was Taya Kyle, author of the New York Times bestselling book, "American Wife" and the widow of the late U.S. Navy SEAL sniper, Chris Kyle.
"I think a lot of times when you're in the middle of a struggle, it's good to know people have been through it and sometimes you'll come out stronger,” Kyle said.
The SmartWomen Luncheon & Expo has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the Telfair Mammography Fund to meet this goal since its inception over a decade ago.