As many of you know, in February 2017, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Those words "you have cancer" changed my life so significantly that my sister and I still refer to things as "before cancer" and "after cancer". It's hard to believe that was 3 years ago. One thing that I am thankful for is the breast cancer community in the Philadelphia area. The research, knowledge, access, and support for individuals going through breast cancer treatment in Philadelphia is above and beyond so many places. While LBBC is based out of Philly, their mission reaches across the country and they strive to connect people with trusted breast cancer information and a community of support.
This will be my third year participating in Living Beyone Breast Cancer's Reach and Raise yoga event. My team last year was amazing and our fundraising efforts helped LBBC toward their goal of raising $400,000. When I was going through treatment, I researched as much as I could because I wanted to understand my treatment, what side effects to expect, and what options I had as a patient. It's hard to find trustworthy information and to navigate something as complex as cancer even with medical education/training. I found great information and resources at LBBC.
Will you support me and Living Beyond Breast Cancer? The money I raise will help LBBC continue to connect people with trusted breast cancer information and a community of support.
Since its launch in Philadelphia in 2002, Reach & Raise has attracted more than $3 million in individual support! In 2016 alone, we reached more than 550,000 people through our comprehensive website, informative webinars and publications and in-person conferences. With your help, we can increase our reach and help even more people impacted by this disease.
Reach & Raise Philadelphia is on Sunday, May 17 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. This outdoor, all-levels yoga event brings together those affected by breast cancer and the people who care about them for one common goal - to support the mission and vision of LBBC. Will you be on my team and participate with me on the 17th?
Can't make it to Philly? I'd love for you to donate in support of individuals and families impacted by breast cancer.