What is breast cancer?
Breast cancer is a malignant tumor that starts in the cells of the breast.
A malignant tumor is a group of cancer cells that can grow into (invade)
surrounding tissues or spread (metastasize) to distant areas of the body.
The disease occurs almost entirely in women, but men can get it, too
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the Pink SOCS Foundation.
As of February 2008, the Pink SOCS Foundation Inc.
officially became a 501(c)(3) public charity, but we started
raising money for cancer several years earlier. In 2005, a
small group of us raised our first dollars as part of the Avon
Walk for Breast Cancer. It began as an attempt to actively
fight back. At that point, 4 of our 9 sisters had already
received a cancer diagnosis. Our family is large, with 34
grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren, and ever
expanding. To date, we have experienced the despair of
relapse - more than once, as well as the sadness of loss
when our father and sisters succumbed to the disease.
Throughout our journey, we’ve had the good fortune to be
able to count on our family for support, but we also had the
sad realization that cancer is a significant financial burden –
even for those of us that are insured. It is our hope that the
Pink SOCS Foundation Inc. will be able to assist those
families who are in need of financial support as a result of
any type of cancer, because we know first hand that
diagnosis is stressful enough, without the added concern of
“Our mission is to improve the lives of families in our
communities that have been affected by breast cancer and
also all other forms of cancer. We raise money by holding
charity functions, and directly donating these funds to
families in need that have been affected by cancer.
Donations are also given as scholarships to children who
have family members affected by cancer.”
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Research has shown
that women who have
2 to 5 alcoholic drinks
daily have a higher
risk of breast cancer
than women who
drink only 1 drink a
day or not at all.
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Friday May 23, 2014 The John
E. Riley students and staff
walked their 7th annual 39
Minute Walk for a Cure. Thank
you to Mayor Anesh, members
of the town council, and South
Plainfield Board of education for
taking time out of their busy day
to join us.
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Night at the Races
It will be another exciting night!
The date has been set! Get ready
for another night of fun and
excitement. This has quickly
become one of the Pink SOCS
Foundation supporter’s favorite
Date: February 21, 2015
Place: The American Legion in
Cost: $25.00 per person.
Last February 2013, Night at the
Races was a huge success. The
event helped raise over $2,500
for the Pink SOCS Foundation.
On November 23, 2013 It was
another successful night! With 130
guests attending, the Pink SOCS
Foundation raised over $4,000.
Thank you to all who attended and
donated! It was a night full of fun
and excitement with loads of great
items that were raffled off. Because
of all the support of our attendees
and our sponsors, we are able to
help an increasing number of
families affected by cancer. We are
looking forward to our next “Night
at the Races” in 2015. Again, thank
you to all who attended, because of
you it was such a great success!!!
Online registration coming soon