COLLEGE STATION, Texas --A local organization paid tribute to breast cancer survivors on Monday.

The 14th annual community luncheon, Surviving and Thriving hosted by Pink Alliance raised more than $570,000 to support local breast health programs.

All funds will remain in the Brazos Valley to serve and support local breast cancer patients and advance breast health and cancer awareness efforts.

Philanthropist and CEO Kendra Scott who has personally lost a friend to breast cancer spoke to a sold out crowd at the Hilton Hotel.

"I have 1,200 women that work in my organization and we know that breast cancer can hit anytime. My goal is that we find a cure for this disease. I don't want to see anymore people like holly or other beautiful women or men have their lives taken from this disease," Scott said.

Pink alliance is partnering with restaurants to Paint the Town Pink to promote the health of women across the Valley.

Five percent of the bill will be donated to Pink Alliance when a people eat at a partnering restaurant.