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    It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    This year in the US, it’s estimated that 300,000 women will receive a new breast cancer diagnosis and over 40,000 women will die of breast cancer. Internationally, deaths will number over 450,000. 

    But the news isn’t all bad. Since 1989, the number of deaths from breast cancer has been decreasing every year, and that’s because of improved research, awareness and early detection. Statistics like this are how we know that Breast Cancer Awareness is a valuable tool in winning the fight against breast cancer. Every penny that goes towards research and education is saving lives. 

    I’m a breast cancer survivor and I’m committed to helping other women win this fight. My daughter Dominique and I will be contributing to the cause and I hope you will too. 
    Look below for details on some of the many ways you can support breast cancer research and awareness. Your time or money can help save lives. With 1 in 8 women receiving a breast cancer diagnosis in their lives, your help is certain to make a difference in the life of someone you care about.

    I’ll be adding on to this list as more events come up, so please check back and email me any events you hear about at

    Making Strides of Parsippany

    Sunday, October 16, 2015 10 a.m.

    Mack Cali Business Campus

    4 Century Dr, Parsippany, NJ

    Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks are the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation, uniting nearly 300 communities with a shared determination to finish the fight. By signing up, fundraising, and participating in one of our noncompetitive, three- to five-mile walks, you will help us be there for everyone in every community touched by breast cancer. You will help those who are currently dealing with a breast cancer diagnosis, those who may face a diagnosis in the future, and those who may avoid a diagnosis altogether thanks to education and prevention.

    More Thank Pink

    Saturday, October 8, 2016 2-5 p.m.

    Rockaway Townsquare Mall

    Rockaway, NJ

    As part of the More Than Pink initiative, Rockaway Townsquare will host an event in connection with Morristown Medical Center Health Pavilion, part of Atlantic Health System on Saturday, October 8 on the upper level of center court from 2-5pm. In addition to breast health education by medical guests, activities include mini makeovers, pink inspired refreshments, pink and white pumpkin decorating, live entertainment with our DJ, Zumba instruction and more! Wear something pink at the event and receive a free surprise and delight gift.

    The Pink Crusade

    The Mall at Short Hills

    Short Hills, NJ

    partnered with Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center

    It is estimated that 40,000 people will die from breast cancer this year and that’s unacceptable. Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center are on a mission. Throughout the month of October, you will see information throughout the mall and in our 61 partner stores to raise awareness about the importance of early detection and mammography. Join us and our partners throughout October to save lives. Plus, complete your breast health quiz at Guest Services and be entered for the chance to win a $250 Mall at Short Hills’ Gift Card.

    Shop Amazon & Donate!

    You can do your usual Amazon shopping and 05% of your purchase will automatically be donated to Komen North Jersey to fight Breast Cancer! Sign up today!

    Fundraise Year Round on Facebook!

    By installing this app on your Facebook, you offer your friends the opportunity to click through and donate to the cause!

    Host a Fundraiser!

    If you throw a great party, Komen Foundation has suggestions for how to turn that talent into effective fundraising.

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