I canâ€™t believe itâ€™s already April! Weâ€™ve got so much going on, and time is just flying by!
April started with an amazing event: MAMMOJAM 2010, which was held at the newly opened Rise Club in Hollywood, Calif. More than 250 women and men came out for this Foundation fundraiser, where we danced to everything from salsa to disco to Lady Gaga. Helping us get in the groove were special guests Dancing with The Starsâ€™ Louis Van Amstel and Jonathan Roberts. This event was the brainchild of television writer/producer and breast cancer survivor Lissa Levin Guntzelman. Thank you, Lissa! If you live in LA and you missed it, donâ€™t despair. Weâ€™ll soon be selecting the date for MAMMOJAM 2011. What was it like? Check out this video!
Next upâ€”for our New York/New Jersey/Philly-area supporters: An Evening of Classic Lily Tomlin, with an opening performance by Kate Clinton! This fundraiser will be held April 17th at 8pm at the St. George Theatre in Staten Island. Itâ€™s sure to sell out, so buy your tickets today!
Unfortunately, Iâ€™m going to miss Lilyâ€™s performance. But thereâ€™s a good reason why! Iâ€™ve been invited to offer a Special Session about the Love/Avon Army of Women at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. This meeting attracts more than 16,000 participants, and this is a remarkable opportunity for us to spur more researchers to design breast cancer prevention studies that can utilize the Army of Women. If you plan on being at ACCR, please stop by and say hi!
Looking to May, Iâ€™m hoping that Iâ€™ll get to see many of you at the National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund Annual Advocacy Training Conference. If youâ€™ve attended this conference before, you know what an incredible opportunity it provides to learn what is really happening in breast cancer today, what we still need to do, and how to take action to bring about the changes we want to see. If youâ€™ve never gone, I hope that youâ€™ll consider attending this year. (There still are scholarships available.) Itâ€™s the best way I know to make sure our voices as breast cancer advocates are heard in Washington, DC, and beyond! And we get to dance, too!