October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we are taking time to recognize the amazing Breast Cancer Awareness organizations that are so supportive of our North Carolina communities. We especially want to note the amazing work that the Kay Yow Cancer Fund and 1 of Us Foundation are attributing and want to highlight some incredible events that you can be involved in this month.
What is the 1 of Us Foundation?
Since 2010, 1 of Us, founded as 1 in 9, has assisted more than 3,000 patients in cancer treatment. 1 of Us provides direct, non-medical financial assistance in the form of grocery assistance, gasoline or transportation to treatment, rent, utilities, childcare, and more. By partnering with UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill, UNC Rex Hospital in Raleigh, and Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, women with breast and gynecological cancers who need help are identified by their medical teams and supported by 1 of Us.
1 of Us provides assistance that directly impacts the lives of women with breast and other gynecological cancers.
1 of Us Foundation Upcoming Events:
October 17th from 12 pm – 8 pm is Brueprint Brewing Company’s 1ofUs Fundraiser supporting Women’s Cancers. There will be a Cornhole Tournament, Mobile Mammogram Unit, Live Music, Food Trucks, and Raffle + Door Prizes! See more info on the 1 of Us Facebook page here.
November 7th is their 9th Annual Pink Tie Affair Gala and this year they are going virtual! To join the auction for a chance to bid on amazing prizes like a Cabin Stay in the NC Mountains visit the site here: bit.ly/PTA-11-7
What is the Kay Yow Cancer Fund?
The vision of the Kay Yow Cancer Fund is to be the premier non-profit organization dedicated to supporting innovative ways of fighting ALL cancers affecting women and providing support through giving strength, courage, and hope.
Battling stage IV cancer, Hall of Fame coach, Kay Yow, gave her final and lasting gift — the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. In the 12 years since its inception, the Fund has served as a catalyst, uniting communities in the fight against cancer.
Since the Fund’s inception, $7.78 million has been awarded to scientific research grants and programs that serve the underserved in the fight against ALL cancers affecting women.
Kay Yow Cancer Fund Upcoming Events:
Week of October 3rd-October 10th the Le Tour De Femme typically held in Holly Springs, NC will now be a virtual event! This is a virtual biking and cycling event for women to show support through donations and raise cancer awareness. Find out more details on the event here: https://www.letourdefemme.org/
Feb 22-27, 2021 is the 5th Annual Kay Yow Celebration (VIRTUAL) Run/Walk! The cost to register is $25/person, which includes a Kay Yow Cancer Fund branded item. We also encourage team fundraising! There will also be incentive prizes awarded for individuals whose fundraising meets incentive levels. All proceeds go to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund for Women’s Cancer research. Register here: https://kayyow.com/get-involved/celebration-run-walk/
August 2021 – The 12th Annual Kay Yow Cancer Fund Golf Classic will be held in Pinehurst, NC in August of 2021. Be on the lookout for more info here: https://kayyow.com/get-involved/golf-classic/
How is Lane & Associates giving back during Breast Cancer Awareness Month?
Lane & Associates are proud supporters of the Kay Yow Cancer Fund and the 1 of Us Foundation. This year LAA has donated $50,000 to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund in support of research for ALL women’s cancers and has also given a generous donation to the 1 of Us Foundation for direct support to women battling Breast or Gynecological Cancer.
To view all of our community support efforts please visit our Community Involvement page here. We hope you have a chance to visit the sites of these amazing organizations and give back during the month of October.
Last but not least, we also want to give back to our patients and non-profit organizations they are passionate about. Be sure to keep an eye out on this week’s Freebie Friday email to enter for a chance to have LAA donate to your favorite Breast Cancer Awareness Organization in your name! At Lane & Associates Family Dentistry, we love to make you smile.