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Please join us on Thursday, November 17, 2022 as we celebrate 2022 and present Go Jen Go with our 2022 donation! We are honored to have selected Go Jen Go as our beneficiary.

During the next few weeks until Thanksgiving, The Pink Bow Campaign will be honoring our sponsors, supporters, and friends. We are so grateful for these organizations and individuals who are making a big impact in our community. Their support enables Go Jen Go to provide critical financial assistance to local breast cancer patients.

See you on November 17th!

National Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day – October 13, 2022

According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. – Metastatic breast cancer is also classified as Stage 4 breast cancer.  The cancer has spread to other parts of the body. This usually includes the lungs, liver, bones or brain.

How does cancer spread, or metastasize?

The spread of cancer usually happens through one or more of the following steps:

  • Cancer cells invade nearby healthy cells. When the healthy cell is taken over, it too can replicate more abnormal cells.
  • Cancer cells penetrate into the circulatory or lymph system. Cancer cells travel through the walls of nearby lymph vessels or blood vessels.
  • Migration through circulation. Cancer cells are carried by the lymph system and the bloodstream to other parts of the body.
  • Cancer cells lodge in capillaries. Cancer cells stop moving as they are lodged in capillaries at a distant location and divide and migrate into the surrounding tissue.
  • New small tumors grow. Cancer cells form small tumors at the new location (called micrometastases.)

The symptoms may vary, depending on how far your breast cancer has spread and what type of tissue the new cancer growth has invaded. All symptoms should be reported to your physician.

A true fighter – An MBC Thriver’s story

Maggie, MBC Thriver

“When I was 41, a routine mammogram led to me being diagnosed with DCIS, Stage 0 breast cancer. I was shocked, I lived a healthy lifestyle and had no family history of breast cancer. After surgical treatment I was deemed cancer free. But four years later, a routine breast MRI revealed I again had cancer, metastatic, stage IV MBC. Stage IV is not curable and it is the only breast cancer women die from.

Looking at me, you’d never know it, but I’ve lived with metastatic breast cancer for the past 15 months. Thirty percent of patients diagnosed with an earlier stage of breast cancer will experience metastasis to stage IV. And 10% of all new MBC cases are “de novo,” meaning this is their first diagnosis. My cancer is incurable and fatal. Treatment slows the growth of my cancer but at some point cancer outsmarts that treatment. I will remain in treatment every day for the rest of my life. But research gives me hope. New
treatments are being developed that I hope will extend my life to see my two kids grow up.

Supporting the Pink Bow Campaign and Go Jen Go give me the opportunity to help people understand metastatic breast cancer while financially supporting those in treatment. Cancer is financially toxic even in the best of circumstances. Cancer treatment for life, no matter what that time amounts to, is emotionally and financially devastating.”

-Maggie, MBC Thriver

#LightUpmbc campaign

On October 13, National Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day, over 200  landmarks across all 50 U.S. states, as well as Canada, Hong Kong and Ireland, will light up in the MBC awareness colors of  teal, green and pink, as part of the #LightUpMBC campaign. While pink has long been synonymous with early stage breast cancer awareness, pink alone does not resonate with the advanced stage MBC community. Designed and trademarked by METAvivor, the tri-color ribbon of teal, green and pink symbolizes hope, immortality, healing and spirituality. Some of the iconic participating locations include: One World Trade Center – NYC, The Leonard P. Zakim Memorial Bridge – MA, The Wheel at ICON Park – FL, Niagara Falls – CA/NY, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – OH, The Aloha Tower-HI and the Kilkenny Castle in Ireland.
 
#LightUpMBC Live, a virtual benefit, will begin at 9:00pm ET /6:00 PM PT on October 13. The event will include inspiring MBC stories from illuminated landmarks around the country.  Viewers can live stream the event through the LiveOne app and platform, YouTube or Facebook Live @METAvivor and www.METAvivor.org/LightUpMBC

in honor of all mbc thrivers, the pink bow campaign, Inc. will be offering a special pink, green, and teal bow.

What an AMAZING Weekend!

The Pink Bow Campaign was beyond thrilled to be a part of the 2nd Annual Pink Cupcake Walk in Charlotte on Saturday, October 8th. Over 2,000 individuals joined WBTV’s Molly Grantham, Taste of Charlotte, and Go Jen Go to honor and remember those fighting [breast cancer. We donated over 200 pink bows and beads to breast cancer patients, survivors, and thrivers.

The weekend was made even more special by having my mom, Mary Beth Hyatt (and my personal WHY), join us for the event and celebrate her 22 years as a breast cancer survivor. As Molly said “Perfect morning, Charlotte. From all of us at WBTV News, thank you for showing up in record numbers, raising more money than ever to go to people in our community through charity Go Jen Go! and showing what hope looks like.”

Thank you to our sponsors

Red Classic

Mecklenburg Radiology Associates

Conder Flag

Scott Clark Toyota

Hendrick Cadillac Chevrolet

Thank you to all of our sponsors, supporters, neighborhoods, and communities for helping to make this the biggest year EVER for The Pink Bow Campaign. We have officially distributed over 7,000 pink bows and reached almost 50 neighborhoods. It’s bittersweet to announce but we are almost completely out of pink bows.

Thank you for helping to make impact in the fight against breast cancer – One pink bow at a time.

6,831 Pink Bows!

We are excited to announce that The Pink Bow Campaign has officially distributed over 6,831 pink bows. There is so much interest in the cause and all of our efforts this year. We are beyond thrilled. Thank you for all of your support.

We are now only able to fulfill a limited supply of large pink bow orders for non neighborhood online orders. We do have plenty of small bows, car magnets, and beads.

Thank you for being a part of The Pink Bow Campaign!

Let’s continue to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer, One pink bow at a time!

Pink Bow Kickoff Event Tonight

Let’s get a Pink Bow on every mailbox in Charlotte! Join us on Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at 6:30 for our first Pink Bow Kickoff event!

About this event

The Pink Bow Campaign, Inc. Kick Off Event is supporting breast cancer patients one bow at a time. Our goal is to get a pink bow on every mailbox in Charlotte and raise more funds and awareness. Join, Founder, Robin Saddler, and other individuals who are interested in supporting the Pink Bow Campaign 2022. Invite your neighbors, friends, and communities to see just how easy it is to get involved and make a difference. And of course pick up your pink bows to cover Charlotte!

Get involved – get supporters – get partners

NEIGHBORHOODS

  • Manage a campaign in your neighborhood.
  • Participate in festivals and events.
  • Support a neighbor/friend going through breast cancer and/or a survivor/thriver.
  • For houses without mailboxes, place bows on trees, front doors, railings, cars, etc.

COMMUNITIES

  • Middle school, high school, and college – Pink Out Games.
  • Shopping Centers covered in pink bows during the month of October.
  • Participate in local festivals, fairs, and events.
  • Organize educational session(s) at various events, venues, and places of worship.

CORPORATIONS

  • Become a sponsor.
  • Purchase pink bows and offer to employees during the month of October.
  • Donate pink bows to breast cancer patients, survivors, and thrivers.
  • Organize pink bow events for employees to learn about breast health education and purchase pink bows (i.e. lunch and learns and employee engagement events).
  • Sponsor a neighborhood in a lesser demographic to raise awareness for breast health education.

RETAIL

  • Purchase pink bows and offer to customers during the month of October.
  • Sell pink bows during the month of October with all of the proceeds benefitting The Pink Bow Campaign.
  • Organize a “Pink Bow Day” where a portion of the day/event proceeds benefit The Pink Bow Campaign.
  • For multiple locations, create a competition where customers purchase pink bows to fill a large wreath.

Time to get your Pink Bows!

let’s get a pink bow on every mailbox in Charlotte

Join us on Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at 6:30 for our first Pink Bow Kickoff event!

The Pink Bow Campaign, Inc. Kick Off Event is supporting breast cancer patients one bow at a time. Our goal is to get a pink bow on every mailbox in Charlotte and raise more funds and awareness. Join, Founder, Robin Saddler, and other individuals who are interested in supporting the Pink Bow Campaign 2022. Invite your neighbors, friends, and communities to see just how easy it is to get involved and make a difference. And of course pick up your pink bows to cover Charlotte!