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Besties with Breasties' Fundraiser:

OTHER RUNNING EVENTS 2017

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BENEFITING: BRIGHT PINK

ORGANIZER: BRIGHT PINK

EVENT: 2017 Team Bright Pink

Besties with Breasties

THE STORY:

About Bright Pink: Bright Pink's mission is to save women’s lives from breast and ovarian cancer by empowering them to live proactively at a young age. Bright Pink is the only national non-profit organization focused on prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women. Their aim is to reach the 52 million young women in the United States between the ages of 18 and 45 with innovative, life-saving breast and ovarian health programs, thereby empowering this and future generations of women to live healthier, happier, and longer lives. My Story: After learning about my paternal grandmother's history with fatal breast and ovarian cancer, I underwent this genetic testing in 2016. It was at this time that I learned that I tested positive for the BRCA mutation. The BRCA mutation increases a person’s chances of having breast and ovarian cancer to 90% and 50%, respectively. Needless to say, the news was heavy and incredibly life-changing. As a young woman going through this journey, I needed help finding resources and information on preventive measures. I was astonished to find out how little information was out there regarding genetic testing and how hard it was to find information on this issue. I couldn’t even find information on the importance of self-breast exams (a no-brainer!) for women (and men!). After many sleepless nights, I turned to Bright Pink to meet other women who were going through a similar journey and to find resources for saving my life. My experience with Bright Pink has allowed me to meet a group of women that I will forever be grateful for. Many of these women have chosen to undergo preventive mastectomies and hysterectomies, dedicate their extra time to hosting support groups and gatherings, become a mentor, and speak at healthcare conferences about the importance of this issue. Bright Pink has also exposed me to one of the best medical teams in the country to partner with for preventive measures. So, on Sunday, September 24, my team and I will run. We will run for all the women out there who have lost their lives to breast and/or ovarian cancer. We will run for women recovering on a couch this very moment because they chose a preventive surgery over losing their life. We will run for women who are still grasping their diagnosis and finding the best plan of action for them. If you have an extra few dollars to spare (or maybe skip your daily Starbucks ;) ), I would be extremely grateful for your participation and support. Your support will give the next person the opportunity to receive the best care and support as they navigate through their own journey. Especially given the recent election, it's incredibly important that these resources continue to be available to women everywhere and that they continue to be supported by philanthropy. Disclaimer: Thank you to all my friends and family who have supported me on this journey. Whether it's helping me pull off a baby Band-Aid as I breakdown that I'll never be strong enough to take this journey on (hehe, J.), sitting for hours in a waiting room as I get my annual MRI for preventive measures (Ellie), the countless BRCA talks over wine and food (dedicated to all my gal pals) and to my parents for loving and supporting me. I truly could not do this without you. If you're reading this and have a close family member who has had breast or ovarian cancer, please reach out to a genetic counselor. It can save your life. Current Team Members of Besties with Breasties: - Jessica Brooks - Amelia Busby - Jordan Kane - Liz Keegan - Cari Mirretti - Kyle Roche

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To This Fundraiser

$7,450

MONEY RAISED
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  • Your friends at Jonathan Kane Salon & Spa

    $50

  • Jordana Abisdris

    $50

  • Deb & Pete Havighorst

    $25

  • Amelia & Tom Cox

    $50

  • Alex & Michael Pucci

    $100

  • Jordan Kane

    $100

  • Jessica Brooks

    $50

  • Mom and Dad

    $100

  • Amelia Busby

     

  • LM

    $25

  • Steph and Emma

     

  • Alissa L

    $50

  • Jillian Wiedemeier

    $25

  • Alyssa Cassata

    $25

  • Robert Bennett

    $100

  • TEAM PINTCHIK

    $500

  • Erica and Luke

    $25

  • D&B Mirretti

    $50

  • Rob and Patty Wiedemeier

    $100

  • Eric and Mari

    $50

  • Katie Sachsenmaier

    $50

  • Abbe Herman

    $25

  • Michele Diaz

    $50

  • Maeve Sheahan

    $25

  • Pintchik Team

    $40

  • Anonymous

    $5,000

  • Eric & Julie

    $25

  • Devin and Courtney

    $100

  • Kaelyn Tucker

    $25

  • Rose and Richie Troy

    $50

  • Cari & Kyle

    $25

  • Bryanne & Jake (the pups too)

    $25

  • Lexi Slater

    $25

  • Shannon Herkert

     

  • Kathy Sanacore

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Ellie Lange

    $50

  • Ann and Ken Coulter

    $100

  • Diana Gomez

    $50

  • Faith Goldberg

    $100

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745% Raised of $1,000 Goal

The Team: $9,110 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Besties with Breasties

Amount Raised

$7,450

 

745% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Anya Bingler

Amount Raised

$935

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sarah Vienneau

Amount Raised

$600

 

120% Raised of $500 Goal

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Sara J

Amount Raised

$125

 

63% Raised of $200 Goal

Fundraiser Title

BRIGHT PINK

Amount Raised

$0

Fundraiser Title

Jose Loredo

Amount Raised

$0

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Amelia Busby

Amount Raised

$0

Fundraiser Title

Tiffay Early

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Faith Goldberg

Faith Goldberg

DONATION: $100

Ashley, my love, support and thoughts are with you throughout this journey, you are going to come out a winner! 10 months ago

Diana Gomez

Diana Gomez

DONATION: $50

In support! 11 months ago

Ann and Ken Coulter

Ann and Ken Coulter

DONATION: $100

11 months ago

Ellie Lange

Ellie Lange

DONATION: $50

I LOVE YOU ASH!! xoxoxo 11 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

11 months ago

Kathy Sanacore

Kathy Sanacore

DONATION: $50

XOXO 11 months ago

Shannon Herkert

Shannon Herkert

11 months ago

Lexi Slater

Lexi Slater

DONATION: $25

11 months ago

Bryanne & Jake (the pups too)

Bryanne & Jake (the pups too)

DONATION: $25

We love you! We're here for you 💕 11 months ago

Cari & Kyle

Cari & Kyle

DONATION: $25

12 months ago