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Where are all the breast cancer donations going this month?
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Do you know?  To breast cancer research, education, some national organization? Why not keep your donations in the community?   Help someone locally who cannot afford their treatments.....like The Tigerlily Foundation has done time and time again!

The Tigerlily Foundation's motto is “impacting young women’s lives before, during and after breast cancer.”   It has been helping local victims of breast cancer with financial assistance when breast cancer strikes, and health insurance may not be enough.  

More recently, the CEO of The Tigerlily Foundation, Maimah Karmo, lost a close friend from breast cancer, Mariel Berrios-Riebe.  Tigerlily provided Mariel and her family with meals, buddy bags, peer support, financial assistance and lots of love. Mariel finished treatment in late 2009 and was told she was cancer free.  Just a few months later, she was re-diagnosed – but now at Stage 4, and given 3 months to live.   Unfortunately, she lost her battle on October 19, 2010.  Unfortunately, this story does not always have a happy ending, especially with Stage 4 cancer and treatment bills piling up.

Created in June after the loss of young breast cancer survivor, Kristen Martinez – also diagnosed at Stage 4, Tigerlily Foundation’s Stage 4 program, will be officially announced on Thursday, October 28th, at 6pm, at Josephine's Lounge. This program's goal is to support young women in our community, under the age of 40, living with Stage 4 breast cancer.   All funds raised on the evening of Thursday, October 28th, will go towards the Stage 4 program http://www.tigerlilyfoundation.org/during.html.

Maimah Karmo asked me to share some of my health care saving tips that evening and I graciously accepted.  In order to help those that may not think they can afford treatments, think again!  Some of those healthcare saving tips, you never knew existed, will be revealed, focusing on stage 4 expenses that would have forced your family or friends to choose between the electricity or chemotherapy treatments. Many of these tips and more will also be available Thursday evening, for purchase in the book, Healthcare for Less. A portion of the proceeds will also go towards Tigerlily Foundation’s Stage 4 program. 

So be sure to bring your Pink Boa to Josephine’s Lounge and let's all be part of the solution!


Events, Health