“Dont Slack, Check your Rack!” “Save Your Melons!” Boarding for Breast Cancer (B4BC) is proud to benefit from partnerships with Beats for Boobs, Hellomellow and community fundraisers this month in support of the B4BC Survivorship Fund, a B4BC support program that connects breast cancer survivors with nature-based wellness retreats. Boarding for Breast Cancer (B4BC) is a non-profit, youth-focused education, awareness, and fundraising foundation. Their mission is to increase awareness about breast cancer, the importance of early detection and the value of an active lifestyle.
The first B4BC event, hosted by Beats for Boobs, takes place on Oct. 19 beginning at 7 p.m. at the stylish Key Club in Hollywood, CA. One-hundred percent of the proceeds from ticket sales, merchandise and raffles will benefit the B4BC Survivorship Fund and the BUSTED Foundation. Guests must be 21 and over to attend.
“Through the support of our friends with Beats for Boobs, we are able to grow a much-needed program for our Survivor community,” said Blair Young, Outreach Director, B4BC. “Research has shown that leading a healthy, active lifestyle can significantly reduce the chances of breast cancer recurring, so it is our hope that fund recipients walk away from their retreat experience feeling refreshed, inspired and ultimately empowered with life-skills that will enhance their survivorship and life-long path of healing.”
Since 2009, B4BC’s Survivorship Fund has connected 14 survivors with ReTreat Yourself, a weekend retreat hosted by The North Face Athlete and B4BC Ambassador Megan Pischke in Beaver Creek, Colo. B4BC continues their partnership with ReTreat Yourself and will be growing their Survivorship Affiliate program in 2012.
“During my breast cancer treatment I was given the opportunity to participate in ReTreat Yourself 2010. That event changed how I look at life,” said Stephanie Phillips, a 29-year old breast cancer survivor and now B4BC Advocate. “Since then, B4BC and the ReTreat Yourself community have instilled in me the strength and encouragement to keep surviving and living life to the fullest.”
Tickets for Beats for Boobs are available at http://beatsforboobs2011la-b4bc.eventbrite.com/
Additionally throughout the month, supporters can make a difference by purchasing Hellomellow, an all-natural skin care line that donates five percent of every purchase from their Balanced Blend line to the Survivorship Fund. Hellomellow is available at Whole Foods and at CCS.com/B4BC will also be contributed to the Fund.
Following the Beats for Boobs event, the B4BC Survivorship Fund will benefit from national events including:
Billabong’s Fashion for a Cure and the Backside Tours Ski and Snowboard Film Festival on Oct. 27 in Alberta,
Xtend Barre’s Curtsy4theCause on Oct. 29 in Salt Lake City
Flip’d Action Sports Art Showcase in Edmond, Okla.
For events in the Southern California area supporting B4BC check back with the Ski Channel news feed for more information on the following chances to give back:
October 19, 2011 – Beats 4 Boobs (Los Angeles, CA) Benefiting B4BC
October 22, 2011 – O’Neill Girls Shop Night Benefiting B4BC (Santa Monica, CA)
October 29, 2011 – Skate the Coast (Santa Monica to Redondo Beach, CA)