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Get Ready to Rock the Ribbon!

By on September 16th, 2010 Categories: Inside Breastcancer.org

Ten years. An entire decade. That’s how long Breastcancer.org has been around, providing the “care until the cure:” information and community for people facing breast cancer. So much has been accomplished in ten years; so many women have been helped. However, our work is not done… there is still such a huge need for Breastcancer.org – to reach women with information on how to prevent this disease, help women who are fighting it, provide survivors with ways to connect with those facing the disease now. This is the reason behind our call to celebrate our ten-year anniversary: celebrate the lives we’ve touched, and pave the way for the future.

Fast forward many hours of hard work, and here we are, planning for the biggest one-night event in Breastcancer.org’s history. Rock the Ribbon will be a concert celebration on October 30 at Philadelphia’s legendary Academy of Music!

We’re excited about how this event will turn out. This will not be another dry, boring black-tie fundraiser. Rock the Ribbon already has some pretty impressive components to it: promotional events, an exclusive Sponsors’ Reception, local celebrity host, Lauren Hart, and some fun surprises for all our attendees, including a special cake! Of course, we plan on honoring the people who have been helped by Breastcancer.org and just hope that we can do justice to the strength and courage of these women, and the meaningful role that Breastcancer.org has had to them. And then…the Grammy Award-winning (and handsome) Harry Connick, Jr. will perform! Finally, the night will end with the Rock On! Party in the grand ballroom of the Hyatt at the Bellevue.

Even though there is still a lot of work to be done, it’s been amazing to see how the support system around Breastcancer.org has already stepped up to the challenge of making this event possible. People from all over have offered their time, company connections, auction items, expertise, and the list goes on… Buying tickets to the event has been helpful, too, of course!

It’s wonderful to be part of process of putting this event together and joining with a community of people who care so genuinely about this cause and this organization. The next big step I’m looking forward to is presenting ways for our larger community – our online community! – to get involved in celebrating this anniversary, even if you all can’t attend the event in Philadelphia. So community members – keep an eye out, it’s coming!

Maria McDonald is Breastcancer.org's Event Planner.

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