Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer


MAO*EK EACH YEAR, MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER HOSTS EVENT AROUND THE COUNTRY IN AN EFFORT TO RAISE AWARENESS AND MUCH NEEDED FUNDS FOR BREAST CANCER RESEARCH AND TREATMENT. AND THE SIXTH ANNUAL BREAST CANCER WOMEN’S NIGHT IS COMING UP THIS JUNE. HERE THIS MORNING TO TELL US ALL ABOUT IT ARE OUR EVENT CO-CHAIRS, DIANNE FONSECA AND NAOMI SALVATORE. GOOD MORNING, GUYS. GOOD MORNING. Michaela: GREAT EVENT LIKE THESE ALWAYS POPPING UP AROUND THE SPRINGTIME. WE LOVE TO SEE THEM AND TO BE A PART OF THEM AND SUPPORT A WONDERFUL CAUSE. SO, LET’S START FIRST WITH HOW YOU GUYS BOTH GOT INVOLVED IN THIS. DIANNE, BEGINNING WITH YOU. OK. I’M AND 18-YEAR SURVIVOR IN JUNE. Michaela: THAT IS AMAZING. AND IT WAS IN — WHEN I WAS CELEBRATING MY 13TH ANNIVERSARY THAT I WANTED TO PLAN SOMETHING SPECIAL AND HERE WE ARE, SIX YEARS LATER. Michaela: WOW. AND FOR YOU, NAOMI? WE STARTED AS GOLF BUDDIES AND SHE, SIX YEARS AGO, DECIDED TO COME UP WITH AN EVENT THAT SHE THOUGHT SHE’D TRY TO RAISE MONEY FOR A CAUSE THAT IS CLEARLY DEAR TO HER HEART. AND I SAID IF THERE IS EVER A CAUSE I WANT TO BE MORE INVOLVED WITH, IT’S THIS ONE. I HAVE A MOTHER-IN-LAW WHO’S A SURVIVOR. LOST A GODMOTHER TO BREAST CANCER. FRIENDS EVERY DAY ARE DIAGNOSED. AND THIS IS THE GREATEST CAUSE I COULD POSSIBLY DONATE OUR TIME TO. Michaela: IT IS HEARTBREAKING WHEN YOU SAY THAT PEOPLE EVERY DAY AND YOU ARE SO CONNECTED WITH PROBABLY SO MANY PEOPLE. I THINK WE ALL KNOW AT LEAST ONE PERSON WHO HAS DEALT OR IS CURRENTLY DEALING WITH THIS. BUT THAT BEING SAID, I MEAN WE WANT TO SHED LIGHT ON THE FACT THAT THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE WHO HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF THIS, YOU KNOW, AND WANT TO STAND UP FOR IT AND SHOW THEIR SUPPORT. SO, HOW CAN WE DO THAT? TELL US ABOUT THE EVENT COMING UP? OUR THEME THIS YEAR IS THE WILD, WILD BREAST. LITTLE WESTERN PUN THERE. Michaela: THEY HAVE BEEN THEMED EVERY YEAR, RIGHT? YES. WE STARTED WITH HATS FOR HOPE THE FIRST YEAR WHICH WAS A TEA. AND LAST YEAR IT WAS DANCING WITH THE BRAS. LOVE THAT. THIS YEAR IT IS THE WILD, WILD BREAST AS NAOMI JUST SAID AND WE HAVE A GENERAL STORE WHERE PEOPLE CAN DO A LITTLE SHOPPING. OUR MAIN ATTRACTION OF THE NIGHT WILL BE LORETTA LAROUCHE AND WE’RE VERY EXCITED TO HAVE HER. AND SHE WILL KEEP US LAUGHING FOR THE EVENING. AND WE HAVE TONS OF RAFFLES AND SILENT AUCTION ITEMS. ONE OF WHICH LORETTA HAS AGREED TO HAVE A DINNER WITH HER WHICH WE WILL BE AUCTIONING OFF FOR FOUR PEOPLE. Michaela: WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY AND KNOWING THAT YOUR MONEY IS GOING TO A GREAT CAUSE. WHEN AND WHERE IS THIS TAKING PLACE? JUNE 22 AT KIRKBREAK COUNTRY CLUB. AND THE PERFECT LADIES’S NIGHT OUT. IT’S FOUR HOURS. YOU FORGET YOUR TROUBLES. YOU LAUGH. WE HAVE THE BEST PRIZES. YOU WILL LOVE THIS EVENING AND WILL TALK ABOUT IT FOR MONTHS TO COME AS WOMEN DO AND THEY LOOK FORWARD TO THE NEXT ONE AND THAT WILL BE EVEN BETTER THAN THIS ONE. BUT WE’RE HOPING FOR A GREAT EVENT AND HOPING FOR PEOPLE TO CHECK IT OUT. GO ON THE WEBSITE. YOU WILL BE POSTING THAT AS WELL. THE LINK. AND GET A TICKET. AND IT’S THE BEST THING YOU CAN DO FOR A WONDERFUL CAUSE. Michaela: I’M EXCITED. ANYTHING WITH A THEME. SOUNDS GREAT! THANK YOU, LADIES, SO MUCH. IF YOU’D LIKE TO GET INVOLVED

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