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.”
© 2012 Pink SOCS Foundation Inc.
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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On Sept. 28, 2013 the Pink SOCS
were at Brighton Collections in the
Woodbridge Center Mall (only) to
promote the unveiling of the 2013
“Power of Pink” bracelet. During the
entire month of October a portion of
each bracelet sold will be donated
to the Pink SOCS Foundation.
This year, 2013, we set our goal at $18,000 for
our team of 10 members. If you would like to
support our team please donate to the Pink
SOCS Foundation. As always we thank you for
assistant Ed Pinkham
has special place in heart
for color pink, breast cancer
Story By David Drew