June/July 2019 | Pink House News
Over the Edge Yielded Fun and Funds!
Seventeen stories up and only one way down! That's what 45 fearless heroes--including nearly a dozen breast cancer Survivors--faced on June 1 when they rappelled down the face of the Hyatt House to raise awareness and money for our mission! Here's the story.

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Pink Boots Ball Turns 10!
This year is the 10th Pink Boots Ball! We want to mark the occasion with you! Get your tickets now to join us on October 12 at the Ritz Carlton for an elegant night that supports our mission!

We will have live music and dancing, a delicious dinner, drinks, live and silent auction, and so much more! Don't miss it.


We are also looking for people to be part of the Pink Boots Ball Auction Committee. Contact Brittany at bgarrett@carolinabreastfriends.org
DID YOU KNOW?
We have free early-evening Yoga for breast cancer Survivors, friends, and family! Yoga for Recovery is on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month at 6:30PM. Sessions are led by April S. Davis, RN, MSN, CNE, IP. Studies show that yoga can improve fatigue and stress in people with cancer. See our calendar for more details.
PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
Carolina Breast Friends offers more than 25 sessions each month in the areas of Wellbeing, Support, Nutrition, Self-Image and Education. Click here for our full calendar.

SPOTLIGHT EVENTS:
TONIGHT! Friday, July 12
6:00 - 7:30PM
Young Survivors Night
Theme: Game Night
We've moved Young Survivors Night back to Fridays, and this month it's Game Night! Connect with other Survivors and enjoy games, snacks, and drinks. It's a night to surround yourself with good energy and friendly fun!


Next month's Young Survivors Night is Friday, August 2nd.

Tuesday, July 16
6:00 - 7:30PM
CBD Oil and Cancer
Dr. Chasse M. Bailey-Dorton--a breast cancer survivor and Chief of the Section of Integrative Oncology at Levine Cancer Institute--will discuss myths and misperceptions about CBD oil and answer your questions about its effectiveness in easing pain and discomfort related to breast cancer and treatment.

More Dates:
July 22, 12:00 - 2:00PM

July 25, 5:30 - 6:30PM

July 26, 12:00 - 1:00PM
Healing Touch (only 1 slot left)

August 3, 2:00 - 4:00PM
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Men and Breast Cancer

While women are 100 times more likely to have breast cancer, men do get breast cancer too. And while the occurrence is lower, the survival rates tend to be worse, partly because men may not pay attention to early signs. That's why during June's National Men's Health month--and all through the year--we seek to raise awareness of male breast cancer.

Says NFL player and Pink House friend Kurt Coleman--whose father is a breast cancer Survivor, " No one really talks about males dealing with breast cancer. My life was forever changed December of 2006, when my dad told me he had stage 2 breast cancer. His experience dealing with it (and beating it!) changed the way I view breast cancer." Kurt is now a vocal advocate for breast cancer awareness. He kicked off National Men's Month with us on June 1 by participating in our Over the Edge event to draw attention to the issue!

We welcome the opportunity to serve both women and men. Here's a profile of one of the male Survivors who is a regular at the Pink House.

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Breast Cancer in the News
Pointers to breast cancer-related stories in recent news:

Breast cancer research: Blood test may predict relapse

Is a diabetes drug the key to aggressive breast cancer?