Thank you for stopping by today! We are in October already, how did we get here so fast!! I am here trying to scramble to get things together and make this quarter the best one yet, who is with me? I am starting the new month with a post about Breast Cancer. It’s October, the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and I am teaming up with a local Non-Profit organization Painted Pink to raise money for a worthy cause.
What is Painted Pink you might ask, it’s a 501c3 non-profit organization started by Ann-Marie Appiah, who live in Atlanta, GA. Their mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of women and girls by supporting and providing wellness and breast cancer programs that educate, empower and restore. They are specifically targeted to Millennial empowerment and support. After I spoke with Ann-Marie and her sister Amaris, I knew they were fully committed to this cause and I wanted to help out in any way. Some of the facts shared on their page, “Did you know that approximately two African American women are diagnosed with breast cancer in Metro Atlanta each day? What’s even scarier is that population of women is nearly 30 percent more likely to be diagnosed with late stage breast cancer than other women in the US, and 25 percent more likely to be diagnosed with late stage breast cancer than other women in different parts of Georgia.“
Here are some of what they used the funds for in the past.
-Financial Assistance for Local Breast Cancer Patients
-Financial Assistance for the Bruncheon
-Reserved funds for future needs, such as family members and caregivers following loss of Painted Pink angels.
This year’s Painted Pink Bruncheon will take place on October 8th from 11am-2pm at 103 West Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA. It will be hosted by Cynne Simpson, Evening anchor on Fox 5 News. There will be numerous speakers from a Genetic Counselor, to an Oncologist to a 2X Breast Cancer Survivor. The brunch is a co-ed event (so bring your spouse, boyfriend or best male friend) its a mix of social and information on preventative lifestyle for Millennials.
If you live in Atlanta, GA and are free this weekend, please attend this event. You can purchase your ticket here. Can’t make the event? Sponsor a Breast Cancer Survivor to attend the event by purchasing a ticket for her here for $50.
They have raised $10,000 since 2014. Want to support Painted Pink in reaching their $20,00 goal, such as the Emory Breast Cancer Unit, HERE IS HOW. Please spread the word to support this worthy cause, let’s stop Breast Cancer!
Here are some affordable pink outfits you can wear to the event.