Contact: Stacia Weaver
Haverford, Pa., Oct. 5, 2010 — In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a variety of businesses in the Philadelphia area are showing their support of women with breast cancer this October by organizing fundraisers ranging from shopping events to sporting tournaments to benefit the Haverford-based nonprofit organization Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC).
“We are honored to have the steadfast support of our regional constituency, which continues to raise funds and awareness for women affected by breast cancer,” said Jean Sachs, MSS, MLSP, chief executive officer of LBBC. “Proceeds of these events will benefit LBBC’s education and support programs and help our mission of empowering all women affected by breast cancer to live as long as possible with the best quality of life.”
Events are open to the public. Supporters can shop, pamper, exercise and learn more about women’s health issues while supporting the cause. Among the highlights:
- Get your next manicure at The Polished Spa & Boutique, a local nail salon in Wayne, PA. On Oct. 20, the nail stylists are putting together a Mani-CURES event all in effort to raise funds for LBBC’s education and support programs. Five of the award-winning nail technicians will be on staff doing “Mani-CURES” for donations only. Instead of the normal service fee of $25, clients will be encouraged to make a donation. 100% of the proceeds from this fundraiser will go to LBBC. No appointments necessary! The Polished Mani-CURES event will be on a first serve, first “polished” basis.
- Marlton, NJ-resident Beatrice Marx, a long-time supporter of LBBC, is hosting a Living Beyond Breast Cancer Benefit Retreat on Oct. 22 at the Pilates Core Center in Cherry Hill, NJ. Beatrice will introduce participants to "Restorative Yoga with Crystal Bowls." This gentle yoga class with crystal bowl sound therapy restores the mind and spirit and is a good introduction to the benefits of yoga. On-the-go people will be encouraged to participate in "Power Yoga," a moving, on-your-toes class. Attendees can try one of two yoga classes and make a suggested donation of $20.
- Paddle tennis players will rally up the points for LBBC on Oct. 18, at the 2010 Paddle Rally at Aronimink Tennis Center in Newtown Square. Club players will enjoy a light breakfast and a presentation by Dr. Kara M. Nakisbendi, who will discuss nutrition and lifestyle approaches to reducing cancer risk as well as maintaining overall well-being. The Aronimink Tennis Center is located at 3600 Saint David’s Road in Newtown Square. Donations to LBBC are encouraged and sponsorship opportunities are available.
- After participating in LBBC’s annual yoga fundraising event, the 8th grade students at The Baldwin School continue to be inspired by the 1,000-plus participants who attended the event. The 8th grade class is organizing a yoga class and they’re fundraising for LBBC on Oct. 20. The yoga class will be instructed by the school’s Spanish teacher, Dana Solotoff. All monetary donations along with a required standard registration fee of $10 will go directly toward LBBC programs. The hour-long class starts at 7:00 p.m and a limited amount of mats will be available!
- Anyone scheduling his or her next haircut at Salon 555 on Lancaster Avenue in Berwyn, Pa. will be sharing more than a hairstyle experience. The local salon is hosting a hair styling event: A Haircut for You Means Strength for Her, on Oct. 24. The proceeds from this event will go directly toward LBBC to help us reach more women affected by breast cancer and advance our mission to empower all women affected by breast cancer to live as long as possible with the best quality of life. Styling includes a cut, wash, and blow dry and prices start at $35.
For information about these events and to support LBBC, please visit our events webpage or call 610-645-4567.
Living Beyond Breast Cancer, founded in 1991, is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering all women affected by breast cancer to live as long as possible with the best quality of life. Programs and services include: an educational website, lbbc.org; the toll-free Survivors’ Helpline at (888) 753-LBBC (5222); national conferences; free teleconferences; networking programs; quarterly newsletters; publications for medically underserved women; healthcare-provider trainings; recordings; and the Paula A. Seidman Library and Resource Center.
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