BHOP News: October 2012

kathydiannephotoStepping Into Breast Cancer Awareness Month With BHOP

Every October, we celebrate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and our BHOP team participates in the Avon Foundation's Walk for Breast Cancer in New York City. This inspiring five-borough walk gives us a special opportunity to renew our commitment to the dedicated grantees we support and the diverse communities they serve.
Earlier this year our Cica Tatas walk team grew, adding three new members: Jennifer Rose, BHOP Project Officer, her mother, Kathy Rose (a survivor) and our co-worker, Patti Abshier, who will be walking in honor of her sister, Debra Pacheco. Our three new team members join Tatas founders, Dianne Bal and Kathy Ferris, for the historic 10th anniversary walk on October 20 and 21.
Last year we had an incredible cheering section filled with friends, family, co-workers and grantees who cheered walkers on throughout the two day event. This year we hope to surpass our 47 person record and would love your support! If you aren't able to join in person, follow us on our website as the Cica Tatas proudly walk the walk!


communitycorner2A Mother-Daughter Breast Cancer Boutique

 The first impression you get when you walk in the door of Suzanne's Breast Care Boutique is one of home, comfort and relaxation. The next is that the selection of products are fashionable, many sizes are available and items ranging from bathing suits to wigs are displayed in a fun way. Read More

grantee-spotlight22Volunteer Victories in Virginia and Colorado

When asked what makes Arlington Free Clinic's (AFC) Women's Breast Health Program so successful, the staff invariably describes the extraordinary generosity of volunteers. According to Paula Potts AFC's Director of Foundation Relations, over 70 volunteers, including physicians, NPs, nurses, educators and interpreters provide thousands of services hours each year to help us meet our program goals. Read More

inspiring-initiatives2Partnership Supporting Survivors Thrives

Founded by a natural health professional and young breast cancer survivor, You Can Thrive! is the only foundation directly effecting the whole person after diagnosis with free access to patient navigation, integrative care and personalized survivorship plans under one roof. With support from Avon Foundation for Women, we work to alleviate suffering and improve outcomes by reducing symptoms associated with cancer and its treatments with affordable, non-toxic health services. Read More

committed-to-the-cause22An Advocate Shares Her Story

My commitment to the breast cancer cause started in 1998, after my own breast cancer scare. Since then, I have risen over $177,000 in thirteen Avon Walks for Breast Cancer - this year will be my 14th! More importantly, my involvement led me to my current position as Manager of Special Events and Volunteer Projects at God's Love We Deliver; one of the beneficiaries of the NY walk. Read More