Throughout the year, a committee made up of patients, breast cancer survivors and friends of the foundation planned the first annual Walk to Bust Cancer. The walk was held on October 16, 2016 at Fort Hunt park. Nearly 500 people participated in the walk and over $30,000 was raised.
In addition to the walk, October was very busy as breast cancer awareness month. The foundation held two shopping night fundraisers at the Shoe Hive and Sarah Campbell in Old Town, Alexandria. We are grateful for their support. We also provided pink socks to a local recreation football league to raise awareness for breast cancer and the foundation.
Dr. Weintritt was extremely busy on the medical side of things, speaking at symposia in Puerto Rico and Las Vegas, and will also speak soon in Florida and Vancouver. He developed a new protocol for surgery that will give patients access to advanced techniques while reducing cost and dependency on technology. Dr. Weintritt was invited to work on prototype technology to improve the ability to get real time information during surgery that reduces complications and expands options for patients.