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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Charity Spotlight: Anne Arundel County Firefighters Donate $10,000 to Susan G. Komen Foundation

We here at the Pink Event love firefighters! And we highlighted back in October that Anne Arundel County firefighters were stepping up their heroism by wearing specially designed T-shirts promoting breast cancer awareness while on duty.

Late Wednesday morning, those firefighters from local 1563 made a full circle by donating $10,000 from shirt sales and other efforts to the Susan G. Komen Foundation (and its Maryland Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®), as noted by WMAR ABC-2.  

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Charity Spotlight: The House of Ruth Maryland Helps Woman Make Revolution

It's always great when a charity can share success stories of domestic violence survivors who turned their life around thanks to the support network set up to aid them and their families. It's even better when a former victim is featured on ABC's The Revolution, as was the case for the House of Ruth Maryland.

The Baltimore-based leading domestic violence nonprofit, an official charity for The Pink Event 2012, helped Veronica Baylor-Ginyard (a single mother of eight) escape domestic abuse. Veronica talked with the The Revolution co-host Ty Pennington about her traumatic experience of being "to hell and back."

Monday, January 23, 2012

In The News: Breast Cancer's Continued Toll on Young Survivors

While amazing technologies and innovation has helped women have a higher survival rate when battling breast cancer, a recent ABC News profile highlights an unfortunate side effect--young women experiencing major quality of life challenges.

Undoubtedly, these women would likely choose the risk of psychological stress, weight gain, drops in physical activity and even reproductive issues over a certain death. But as ABC News points to a new study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, this pushes many young survivors into lower quality of life with mental and health problems.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Breast Cancer Survivor to Speak at The Pink Event® 2012

It’s only been a little more than a year since her diagnosis, but Yolanda Woodlee says her life is forever changed after battling Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) breast cancer. Still, her upbeat attitude and persistent hope are two things she hopes attendees will take away when Woodlee talks about her experience at The Pink Event on March 3, 2012. 

“All of our experiences with breast cancer are so different but the key is to stay on top of it,” says Woodlee, a former Washington Post political reporter who lives in Silver Spring. “I kept telling myself, okay the breast cancer caught up with me. But it’s early and it didn’t really get me yet.”