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In this together

Family & friends > In this together: LBBC caregiver initiative

Close-up of two people facing each other, holding handsAbby and Amy LessackGroup of four women, 2 Black and 2 white, holding hands. One woman is in a wheelchair.

LBBC caregiver initiative


In 2022, LBBC honored a group of caregivers with the Abby Lessack Caregiver Award. The award was inspired by Amy Lessack, LBBC board member and longtime volunteer, who, in the weeks before she passed away from metastatic breast cancer, approached LBBC with a request to honor her sister Abby who was her caregiver. Amy’s wish was to celebrate and elevate the often-unrecognized contributions of caregivers like her sister, whose stories need to be told.

In this together: LBBC caregiver initiative is a part of LBBC’s continued commitment to share caregiver stories, provide support, and honor the selfless acts of compassion and unconditional love they show to their loved ones diagnosed with breast cancer.

This year, we asked members of our community to share a photo and three words to describe their caregivers. We received many heartfelt tributes honoring the “selfless”, “patient”, and “compassionate” caregivers in their lives. All submissions were compiled in a tribute slideshow.

Thank you to all those who submitted tributes. Join us in celebrating caregivers all month long, by sharing your photo and three words on social media and tagging LBBC.


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