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Monday, July 6, 2015


On behalf of our committee, I would like to thank you for your support of our event, the Pink Ribbon Project. This year we were able to raise over $22,000 for the CanadianBreast Cancer Foundation. We are overwhelmed by the generosity of our sponsors and all those who attended!

Photo Credit: Jessica Surgenor
 At this year’s event we referenced the ‘gift of time’. Your support is helping to give more time to women who are facing breast cancer. Research is saving lives.  When you donate to or sponsor the Pink Ribbon Project you are directly supporting research. All proceeds go to the CBCF, the leading supporter of breast cancer research in Canada.

There is urgency in the work that we do! One in nine women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime and 30% of those women will develop metastatic breast cancer (Stage IV), for which there is no cure. I am all too familiar with the statistics surrounding this disease, as I watch my Mom fight for her life everyday. She is living with metastatic breast cancer and has to depend on research, advances and discoveries to help her in that fight!

 You gave generously to the Pink Ribbon Project. You gave the gift of time. Please know, that for women and their families that are affected by breast cancer, your gift gives even more …..
to see more photos from PRP please visit Jessica Surgenor Photography

Quality of life.
Thanks to dedicated researchers and scientists we are seeing more targeted treatments. For breast cancer patients this means less invasive treatments with fewer side effects. Funding of innovative research in detection, diagnosis and targeted treatment have medical professionals working as we speak to make the next breakthrough!

Knowing that we are not alone makes all the difference. There are so many others who believe in and work towards the same goal. This gives us hope. Your support allows us to hold onto that hope, it is tangible proof that others are behind us.

Education & Empowerment
We are both learning and providing an opportunity for others to learn about risk, risk reduction, early detection and treatment options. The CBCF advocates for the breast cancer community and needs our support to continue to do so.

My Mom is able to focus on making memories and reaching milestones because she is confident in the treatment she is currently receiving. Treatment that gives her time, quality of life, hope and more.

Thank you for giving more to all the women, & families who are affected by breast cancer. In this moment in time we can say we have,  ‘more ups than downs, more give than take, and more treasures than pockets!’ [1]

Thank you for giving us more! We wish the same for you!

Carmen Powell  

[1] Krouse Rosenthal, Amy  I Wish You More”. Chronicle Books, 2015

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