3rd Annual Valentine’s Day Strike Out Breast Cancer Event

Bol at Solaris February 14th

Strike Out Breast Cancer

Do you have plans for Valentine’s Day? Come support the Vail Breast Cancer Awareness Group at our third annual Strike Out Breast Cancer event at Bol in Solaris! Chocolate, bowling, music, and fun on a Friday night. Bring friends and your loved ones for a great time supporting a wonderful cause. 

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.  All payment and team registration must be received by February 10th at 6:00pm in order to participate.  This year there will be a prize for Best Team Costume so start thinking of 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 The Vail Breast Cancer Awareness Group at info@vailbreastcancerawareness.org.




Raffle Prizes


VALUED AT $1,800

VALUED AT $1,800



*You do not need to be present to win
Raffle Ticket Prices: $10 each, 6 for $50 or a book of 12 for $100



Thank you so much for your continued support and we hope to see you again this Valentine’s Day!
The Vail Breast Cancer Awareness Group
Strike Out Breast Cancer

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The Vail Breast Cancer Awareness Group Celebrates 20th Anniversary


Joy Behar, a leading woman on both stage and screen, and a member of the

cast of “The View” for 16 years – for which she won an Emmy – will be the

featured speaker at the Vail Breast Cancer Awareness Group’s (VBCAG) 20th

Anniversary Celebration of Life luncheon. The annual event will be held on

Tuesday, July 15, at the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort and Spa.

Armed with a master’s degree in English education, Behar originally began a

career in teaching before pursuing comedy professionally. Whether performing

standup comedy or interviewing politicians and artists, she is a leading woman

on both stage and screen. She hosted “The Joy Behar Show” on HLN and “Say

Anything” on Current TV.

Behar has received numerous honors, including TV Guide’s “Personality of the

Year,” and the Gracie Allen Tribute Award from the Foundation of American

Women in Radio and Television.

“Once again, the entire Vail community will welcome a tremendous advocate

for women’s well-being,” said Kristin Kenney Williams, president of the VBCAG.

“Joy Behar is the perfect guest speaker to enlighten us, make us laugh, make

us cry, make us laugh louder, and inspire us, as we celebrate together so many

incredible accomplishments in raising awareness around the importance of early


For Patti Weinstein and Brenda Himelfarb, who co-founded the VBCAG, its 20th

anniversary is time for reflection. “Patti and I are so grateful to the VBCAG board

members who, for the past 20 years, have given so much to making our dream of

supporting breast cancer awareness in Eagle County come true. I still remember

our first meeting in my apartment and the enthusiasm that filled the room.”

”None of this would have been possible without the generous support of our

incredible, unselfish community,” adds Weinstein. “From the beginning, it has

been the generosity of the community – both individuals and businesses – that

has allowed us to help hundreds of women who have been diagnosed with

breast cancer and, as well, to support the Shaw Regional Cancer Center in

advancing its treatment of breast cancer patients.”

The Vail Breast Cancer Awareness Group began in 1993. In addition to

Himelfarb, Weinstein and Williams, board members include Lynda Gustafson,

Tracy Gillette, Mary McDougall, Brielle Stockton, Kathy Spangler, Pollyanna

Forster, Joyce Bradley and Nicole Denton. Since its inception, the VBCAG has

raised over $1 million.

For sponsor opportunities, reservations or more information, please call 970-479-8595 or email info@vailbreastcancerawareness.org.

Support the Vail Breast Cancer Awareness Group at Roxy-Vail this Saturday!

Looking for ideas for holiday gifts? The Roxy-Vail store is having a “Gifts That Give Twice” event this Saturday, December 14th where 12-7 % of the day goes to the Vail Breast Cancer Awareness Group! Support your local business and non-profits AND get something really fabulous for your friends or family.



Vinnie Myers is the “Michaelangelo of nipple tattooing”

Vinnie Myers is the best nipple tattoo artist out there.  Take a look at some of the beautiful women affected by his work.


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Another Successful Luncheon!

VBCAG'13-Web_008Our 19th annual Celebration of Life was indeed a celebration when our guest speaker, Geralyn Lucas, author of “Why I Wore Lipstick: To My Mastectomy,” had the audience, of over 400, dancing and laughing as she shared her story. And, yes, there were a few tears as she touched everyone with her courage, humor and inspirational candor.


Having been diagnosed with breast cancer at age 27, Lucas thought it was important to share her story with others to help dispel the myth that breast cancer discriminates by age. She spoke of her soul searching in an effort to discover her “inner cleavage” after losing what she considered to be a key female-defining characteristic and to feel sexy and whole again. She spoke of many people, who she has met over the years, who she considers to be angels. Angels who have added so much to her life and who continue to bring her laughter and strength.


When Lucas ended her speech, the audience, who contributed to our raising almost $40,000 – gave her a standing “O” that seemed to go on and on.


“She was warm, she was informative, – a truly amazing speaker and woman,” said Patti Weinstein, co-founder.


Our 20th anniversary luncheon will be held on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at the Vail Marriott and Spa. It promises to be a spectacular event!

Check out these local businesses to help support those affected by Breast Cancer in our local community!

These local businesses are offering special deals to raise awareness and funds for women in need in our community.  Help join us in the fight!

The Golden Bear: Golden BearAll things PINK are 20% off, plus 10% of every PINK product sale will be donated to The Vail Breast Cancer Awareness Group during the entire month of October, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Please browse our PINK products online at http://bit.ly/GBHLfd or visit us at 183 Gore Creek Drive in #Vail Village, to see this collection and more PINK items in person!

Click on the article below for a list of businesses:


Jewish Families at Heightened Risk for Inherited Breast and Ovarian Cancer

JLIThe Rohr Jewish Learning Institute is offering a new six-week course on Life in the Balance: Jewish Perspectives on Everyday Medical Dilemmas.  In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, they are offering the first lesson FREE!  Come join the discussion on Jewish approaches to risk, prevention, detection, and treatment.

Register at: myJLI.com or call 970.476.7887

Life in the Balance: Jewish Perspectives on Everyday Medical Dilemmas
6 Wednesdays
Beginning 11/6/2013
7:15 PM-8:30 PM
Bring a Friend (2 or more): 15% off
Location: The Inn at Riverwalk in Edwards
28 2nd St #211, Edwards, 81632



Don’t forget to get a Mammogram!

The busy season here in Vail is winding down, we already got our first snowfall!  Please take advantage of this time and get your mammogram if you haven’t done so already.  Read, send and share the article below to friends who may need a healthy reminder.

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Do you know Vinnie Myers?

Do you know Vinnie Myers? If you are a breast cancer patient or survivor, or know someone going through reconstructive surgery, take a look at this video.
For contact information, visit Vinnie’swebsite.
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