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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Shock: Angelina Jolie Underwent Double Mastectomy to Prevent Breast and Ovarian Cancer

If you didn't see this story, actress Angelina Jolie revealed today in an op-ed to The New York Times that she had a double mastectomy to prevent the risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer. 

Citing a "faulty" gene (BRCA1) that increases her risk of having the cancers, Jolie said her doctors informed her that she had an 87% risk for breast cancer and 50% risk for ovarian cancer. 

"Once I knew that this was my reality, I decided to be proactive and to minimize the risk as much as I could," Jolie writes in the Times. The Pink Event commends Jolie and other women who make a very personal decision to be proactive in preventing breast cancer. 

And don't forget that this week is National Women's Health Week. It's a time for you to get the check-ups necessary so that your total wellness is in tip-top shape. 

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Go On Par for Pink: Check Out Tigerlily Foundation's First Annual Celebrity Golf Classic

With warm and sunnier weather finally coming to the Washington DC area (thank goodness we're not in Iowa), many of us are thinking about getting outdoors for fun activities. And if hitting golf balls on the green is your thing, you won't want to miss a great charity event put on by The Pink Event's 2013 official charity partner. 

"On Par for Pink: the Tigerlily Foundation's First  Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament" will provide a fabulous day of golfing on Thursday, May 9, at the Landsowne Golf Resort in Leesburg, Va.