Caring Women's Luncheon attendees praised by Deanna Favre - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Caring Women's Luncheon attendees praised by Deanna Favre

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

Deanna Favre, wife of football great Brett Favre, stopped by the coast today at the 5th Annual Caring Women Awards Luncheon.

Favre received a standing ovation at this year's Caring Women Ceremony, but Deanna wasn't the only special guest. The room was filled with women who've all made some kind of impact on their community.

"Each of you are here today because you saw a need and you took the time to take that step to make a difference, and I commend you all," Favre said.

Favre fought through a little stage fright, to share her story of battling through breast cancer and reminding others there's always a purpose for what's happening.

"I'm confident that every challenge is also an opportunity to share my faith and offer help to others in need. It seems like every bad thing that's ever happened in my life has always turned into something good," Favre explains.

Harmony Raffeo shares that outlook. After enduring the loss of three children, a crumbled marriage and a failed business, she dedicated her life to helping others.

Two of Raffeo's children died in alcohol related accidents. She now helps drug and alcohol abusers get help.

"She has one living child left, but that doesn't define her of what she is. Those are things that have made her stronger and given her a purpose in life," said Kathy McCardly, Raffeo's sister.

"The program was awesome today. I think every year we can't top this, we can't do any better and every year it grows and becomes greater and more inspirational," said Biloxi Regional Medical Center Assistant Administrator Kathy Springer.

If you're interested in submitting a nomination, The organization will start accepting nominations for next year's celebration in late February.

Copyright 2011 WLOX. All rights reserved.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • More questions than answers about Greene County prison escape

    More questions than answers about Greene County prison escape

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 6:54 AM EDT2018-07-17 10:54:06 GMT
    Many Greene County residents are still on edge after a convicted double murderer escaped from the Southern Mississippi Correctional Institution in Leakesville almost two weeks ago. (Photo source: WLOX)Many Greene County residents are still on edge after a convicted double murderer escaped from the Southern Mississippi Correctional Institution in Leakesville almost two weeks ago. (Photo source: WLOX)
    Many Greene County residents are still on edge after a convicted double murderer escaped from the Southern Mississippi Correctional Institution in Leakesville almost two weeks ago. (Photo source: WLOX)Many Greene County residents are still on edge after a convicted double murderer escaped from the Southern Mississippi Correctional Institution in Leakesville almost two weeks ago. (Photo source: WLOX)

    Many Greene County residents are still on edge after a convicted double murderer escaped from the Southern Mississippi Correctional Institution in Leakesville almost two weeks ago. Michael Floyd Wilson spent three days on the run before being captured on the coast. Residents want to know how it happened and why, and if it could happen again.

    More >>

    Many Greene County residents are still on edge after a convicted double murderer escaped from the Southern Mississippi Correctional Institution in Leakesville almost two weeks ago. Michael Floyd Wilson spent three days on the run before being captured on the coast. Residents want to know how it happened and why, and if it could happen again.

    More >>
  • Businesses cash in, offer prime viewing spots for Blues Over Biloxi

    Businesses cash in, offer prime viewing spots for Blues Over Biloxi

    Monday, July 16 2018 10:59 PM EDT2018-07-17 02:59:05 GMT
    The Blind Tiger sold out their outside deck reserved seats (Source: WLOX)The Blind Tiger sold out their outside deck reserved seats (Source: WLOX)
    The Blind Tiger sold out their outside deck reserved seats (Source: WLOX)The Blind Tiger sold out their outside deck reserved seats (Source: WLOX)

    Businesses are already capitalizing on the thousands of people expected to flood the city for Blues over Biloxi.

    More >>

    Businesses are already capitalizing on the thousands of people expected to flood the city for Blues over Biloxi.

    More >>
  • Mario King delivers his first 'State of Moss Point' address

    Mario King delivers his first 'State of Moss Point' address

    Monday, July 16 2018 10:58 PM EDT2018-07-17 02:58:19 GMT
    Mayor King addresses the crowd and reads bullet points fro his laptop (Source: WLOX)Mayor King addresses the crowd and reads bullet points fro his laptop (Source: WLOX)
    Mayor King addresses the crowd and reads bullet points fro his laptop (Source: WLOX)Mayor King addresses the crowd and reads bullet points fro his laptop (Source: WLOX)

    Six months ago, Mario King and his executive staff said they were worried about the state of things in Moss Point.

    More >>

    Six months ago, Mario King and his executive staff said they were worried about the state of things in Moss Point.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly