The KEEP ABREAST Walk/Run is HBCF’s biggest fundraising event of the year, which takes place annually on the last Saturday in September. The opening ceremony will consist of a musical performance by Margo LeDuc, followed by the traditional release of doves by a circle of breast cancer survivors, which metaphorically celebrates survivorship and those who have gone before us. The walk/run will continue with many enthusiastic and excited individuals walking or running for the cause. There is a Community Expo and BBQ after the walk/run that brings survivors, friends, family and neighbors together to celebrate life and people who are truly making a difference.
“We’re proud to be celebrating the 13th year of our KEEP ABREAST fundraising event,” said Karen Jackson, Community Development Director of HERS Breast Cancer Foundation, and event chairperson. “This is a cause that has touched numerous people at one point or another. The KEEP ABREAST event supports our mission to celebrate survivorship and life; while preaching our HERS acronym of hope, empowerment, renewal and support. We are hopeful for the future, empower individuals to just keep going, renewal of spirit, and support of everyone’s journey. ”
Those interested in participating, sponsoring, registering and donating to the HBCF can do so online at the KEEP ABREAST website (http://www.herskeepabreast.org/
HBCF is also offering great prizes for reaching online fundraising goals. These incentives include: a Chardonnay Cruise in Santa Cruz Harbor, gift cards to various restaurants, and HBCF branded clothing. Participants are not required to attend the event to receive the gifts; however, all dollar amounts must be received and logged into the online donations system by midnight on September 26th, 2012.
About HERS Breast Cancer Foundation (HBCF)
HERS Breast Cancer Foundation’s mission is to support all women healing from breast cancer by providing post-surgical products and services regardless of financial status. HBCF is a professional accredited organization, supporting all women with a focus on breast cancer by providing quality products and emotional support to achieve the overall goal of empowering and caring for each client as a whole person. Established in 1998 by a team of dynamic women, the foundation was founded based on a vision motivated by the genuine concern for women and the high incidence of breast cancer, along with the lack of specific services for breast cancer survivors. For more information visit us at: http://hersbreastcancerfoundation.org/