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.
This year, LBBC's annual yoga-based fundraiser Reach & Raise will be held VIRTUALLY in response to the global health challenge. The proceeds will help women and families across the country impacted by the hardship of breast cancer and COVID-19.
The money raised will support emergency grants, timely information, and crucial connection for women facing breast cancer. These women, especially those in active treatment, face unique challenges during this unprecedented time and we need your help to respond! Your donations, and the money you raise, will have a direct impact on the lives of the women LBBC serves.
Join me virtually on May 17th at 10:30am for an all levels yoga class and fundraiser to support LBBC! Your registration is a donation so if you like yoga, consider registering so you can participate with me!