October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to the American Cancer Society, about 1 in 8 (12%) women in the US will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime. Of course, cancer affects more than just those people who develop the disease. Knowing and caring for loved ones who have been diagnosed is difficult and stressful. Here at eb5, we have personal experience with breast cancer, too. Our owner, Donna Ames Heldfond, is a breast cancer survivor. To honor her and all of those battling breast cancer, we teamed up with the local chapter of Breast Friends. On Saturday, October 1st, eb5 participated at the Breast Friend’s Breast Cancer Survivor Luncheon by donating to the Survivor swag bag and volunteering during the event.
I was so impressed by the whole experience. In the morning, there were education sessions for the survivors with topics such as “Yoga as Medicine”, “Nutrition to Maximize Health” and “Sex & Intimacy After Cancer” among many others. Many local businesses were present showing their support and offering special products to all participants. You can see the long list of sponsors, donors and participants here. During lunch there was a fun fashion show put on by Chico’s and then the presentation of the 2016 Compassion Awards!
We really loved being a part of such a cool event and look forward to volunteering again.