“Never give up” in bold letters, supported by “hope,” “love,” “faith,” “fighter” and other words of encouragement forming the shape of a twisted ribbon, echoed the strength and commitment of the Port St. Lucie Business Women as they joined together to form a formidable team raising funds and showing support in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Twenty-five Business Women and their guests, five of whom are survivors, combined with other organizations, businesses and individuals on October 29 at Tradition Field in the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. The Business Women also sponsored a water station.
The Port St. Lucie Business Women’s custom team T-shirts were designed by Aztec Graphix and donated by both Aztec Graphix and Holley Surgical Arts.
A raffle for a 50 inch Sharpe 1080p ROKU television, donated by Business Women member Diane Gallagher and her husband John, and a 50/50 raffle, brought in additional funding above what was donated by the organization. In total more than $2,800 was raised for the American Cancer Society.
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, exceeded only by lung cancer. Women have a one in eight chance of developing invasive breast cancer. Although breast cancer death rates have declined, one in 36 women will die from this disease. Finding a cure is critical.
But, there is hope, attested by the nearly three million breast cancer survivors in the United States. Thanks to improvements in treatment and early detection, more women – and men — are surviving breast cancer today. The Port St. Lucie Business Women are proud to support the American Cancer Society’s search for a cure, education and outreach.
The Port St. Lucie Business Women is a professional organization dedicated to promoting the interests of business women and serving our community in an effective way. For more information visit www.pslbw.com. “Like” their Facebook page for updates about events, programs and community involvement.
Photo Credit: Diane Gallagher, DSG Designs & Photography