2017 Celebration of Life Luncheon featured Lee Woodruff

Lee Woodruff, the wife of Bob Woodruff, who had just been named co-anchor of ABC’s World News, was a successful writer business woman and mother of four, when her husband was severely wounded in a roadside bomb attack in Iraq ….and instantly, her life was turned upside down. Showing immense courage, Woodruff held her family together, providing the extra support her children needed as well as the moral and physical support to her husband during his slow, painstaking recovery.

With her down to earth, style, Woodruff held the audience in the palm of her hand as she shared her story and how her life changed in an instant. She not only overcame immense obstacles, but has continued to excel in her personal and professional life and, with her husband, founded the Bob Woodruff Foundation, an organization that addresses the emerging needs of impacted veterans, service members, families and caregivers.

And although, Woodruff has no ties to breast cancer, her message of love and healing was an inspiration to anyone trying to navigate her own path. She reminded audiences that nothing is stronger than love and hope.

Go Pink with the Athletic Club this October

This year’s beneficiary of Pink efforts:

The Vail Breast Cancer Awareness Group

  • Pink classes with free giveaways for participants
  • “I move for ______” donation opportunities
  • Glow Flow Community Donation Class will be Saturday, October 28 at 6 p.m.
  • Spa Anjali will be donating $20 for each 75 minute Spa Anjali Massage or Facial booked October 9 – 13, 2017
  • 20% off any PINK retail item purchased in the Spa Anjali Boutique October 9 – 13 will be donated to The Vail Breast Cancer Awareness Group

Strike Out Breast Cancer Bowling Event on Valentines Day is BACK!

February 14,  2017
Strike Out Breast Cancer this Valentine’s Day at The Back Bowl with
The Vail Breast Cancer Awareness Group

What: Strike Out Breast Cancer Bowling Event
When: Tuesday, February 14th, 2017
Where:The Back Bowl in Eagle
Time: 6:30pm-9:00pm
Details

Entry fee is $450 per team of 6, $150 per couple or $75 per person. Sponsorship’s are available for $600 per team.

The fee includes a lite dinner fare platter, 1 bottle of Prosecco per team, shoe rental, and one hour of bowling.  There will also be an additional hour round of bowling for those that make it to the championship game.  All payment and team registration must be received by February 10th at 6:00pm in order to participate.  There will be a prize for Best Team Costume and overall winner so start thinking of fun ideas!

 

We will hold a raffle and have a signature pink drink with proceeds benefiting the Vail Breast Cancer Awareness Group if you are unable to bowl but still want to support the cause.

For registration forms or raffle tickets please email Jessica Denton at The Vail Breast Cancer Awareness Group at jorgensen.jessica@gmail.com.

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Raffle Prizes

Pave Baby Bear dressed in rose gold with pink sapphires to signify Breast Cancer awareness from the Golden Bear

Taste of Vail
Debut of Rose
Wednesday April 5, 2017
3-6 PM
Two Passes
Taste of Vail
Lamb Cook-Off Apres Ski Tasting
Thursday, April 6, 2017
3 – 6 PM
Two Passes
Two Festival Passes
Vail Film Festival
March 30 – April 2, 2017
Additional Raffle Prizes and gifts for the Team Winner!
*You do not need to be present to win
Raffle Ticket Prices: $10 each or 3 for $25
You can pre-purchase with visa or mastercard if you prefer
Thank you so much for your continued support and we hope to see you this Valentine’s Day!
The Vail Breast Cancer Awareness Group
Jorgensen.jessica@gmail.com
Jessica Denton
970.376.3577
The Vail Breast Cancer Awareness Group, PO Box 4043, Avon, CO 81620

CO Gives Day is Coming!

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Support the Vail Breast Cancer Awareness Group on Colorado Gives Day!

Colorado’s largest one-day online giving event, presented by Community First Foundation and FirstBank, is coming up and we need your support.

On Tuesday, December 6, 2016, thousands of donors will come together to support Colorado nonprofits like ours. Last year, a record-breaking $26.2 million was raised for Colorado nonprofits, $772,541 of that was raised for nonprofits right here in Eagle County.

Check out our donation page on ColoradoGives.org:https://www.coloradogives.org/VailBreastCancerAwar…/overview.

Give where you live, give where you play on Colorado Gives Day. Your support helps us continue to provide financial and emotional assistance to those diagnosed with breast cancer in the vail valley. Beginning today, donations can be scheduled ahead of time. Thank you as always for the support in this beautiful community.

Lee Woodruff to keynote the 23th annual Celebration of Life Luncheon

We are pleased to announce that Lee Woodruff, author and co-founder of the Bob Woodruff Foundation will be the featured speaker at our 23rd Celebration of Life luncheon to be held Friday, July 21 at the Vail Marriott Resort & Spa.

One minute you’re a successful freelance writer and businesswoman, mother of four children and wife of Bob Woodruff, the newly appointed co-anchor of ABC’s World News Tonight. The next minute, your life turns upside down when your husband is severely wounded in a roadside bomb attack in Iraq. Showing immense courage, Woodruff held her family together and provided the extra support to her husband during his slow, painstaking recovery. Now a best-selling author, Woodruff shares her personal story of how one’s life can change in a minute.

Drinking after breast cancer

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Alcohol use after breast cancer doesn’t increase your

chances of dying of the disease, new study shows, but it
does increase overall cancer risk
We’ve all heard that drinking booze – even in moderation – can bump your
risk for breast cancer. As a result, many women and men diagnosed with
the disease have either sworn off alcohol entirely or worry when they do
imbibe.
“I feel guilty often for drinking,” said Maile Feuerman, 40-year- old, stay-at-
home mom from Eureka, California, who was diagnosed with breast cancer
two years ago. “I don’t want to have to wonder if it comes back because I
did this. But I love my wine.”
A new study out of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center offers a
glimmer of good news for those who’ve been diagnosed and treated for the
disease: moderate alcohol use after a breast cancer diagnosis won’t lead to
a lethal recurrence.
Alcohol use among breast cancer survivors has been linked to increased
risks of developing a breast cancer recurrence, i.e., finding more cancer in
a breast that’s already been diagnosed and, say, had a lumpectomy.
 Drinking also ups your risk of being diagnosed with a second breast
cancer in the opposite “healthy” breast.
However, when it comes to dying — usually the biggest concern for those
who’ve been diagnosed — there’s not much of an association. According to
epidemiologist and lead author Dr. Christopher Li, alcohol use after a
breast cancer diagnosis does not increase your risk of dying of the disease.
“Moderation is very important but our study supports previous studies in
suggesting that the occasional glass of wine does not seem to impact a
woman’s risk of dying of breast cancer,” he said.

Mammogram Guidelines Updated

mammogramAfter a thorough review of the benefits and limitations of mammograms, the nation’s top cancer-fighting organization is advising women that they can wait until they are 45 years old to start using the tests to screen for breast cancer.
New guidelines from the American Cancer Society also assure women that they can have fewer mammograms over the course of their lives.
The guidelines, published in Wednesday’s edition of the Journal of the American Medical Assn., are designed for women who are in good health and have no reason to suspect their risk of developing breast cancer is above average. The findings represent a departure from the group’s previous recommendation that all women with an average risk of breast cancer get annual mammograms starting at age 40.

THANK YOU to everyone for our first successful “Bradazzled” benefit!

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A very special thank you to everyone who made our first “Bradazzled” event such a success. We are deeply thankful to all the wonderful people who comprise this beautiful generous community of ours.

October is breast cancer awareness month, join us for “Bradazzled”!

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October is breast cancer awareness month and it is right around the corner! Join us on Wednesday, October 14th 5:30pm-8:00pm at Galerie Zuger in Solaris for “Bradazzled”. We will have food, drink and a silent auction of bedazzled bras made by local artists.

 

Acupuncture Relieves AI-Related Aches

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VIENNA—Acupuncture treatments appear to relieve the common
musculoskeletal discomfort experienced by women taking aromatase inhibitors (AIs) to reduce the risk of recurrent breast cancer, researchers reported in a small, single-arm study.

Giovanni Giardina, MD, Senior Assistant in Oncology at Ospedale diCircolo e Fondazione Macchi reported that a study of Italian women with self-reported musculoskeletal pain, who were treated with acupuncture techniques, reported improvement in pain and quality of life on validated assessment instruments.

He and his coauthors enrolled 17 women in the study, and reported on outcomes for 16, all of whom were experiencing musculoskeletal pain as a result of long-term therapy with aromatase inhibitors. The women ranged in age from 49 to 78, with a median of 62.

“All patients had a significant improvement of musculoskeletal aromatase inhibitor-related pain,” Giardina reported, “and our study suggests that acupuncture may be a promising modality for relieving aromatase inhibitor-related musculoskeletal side effects.