The Pink Bow Campaign would like to introduce our next Advisory Board member – Crissie Jones.
Hi, my name is Crissie and I became involved with the Pink Bow Campaign over 5 years ago when I took over my neighborhood campaign. I loved seeing the pink bows in my neighborhood and around town. Being that I knew so many women affected by breast cancer I jumped at the opportunity to get more involved. I was asked to join the board last year and am excited for the opportunity to help raise awareness about breast cancer, the importance of getting an annual mammogram, and educate women on how early detection saves lives. I am so proud and fortunate to be involved in this organization and encourage others to get involved in the fight against breast cancer as well.
Please join us in thanking Crissie for all of her continued efforts with The Pink Bow Campaign, Inc. and the fight against breast cancer!
The Pink Bow Campaign, Inc. would like to introduce our next Advisory Board member – Cathy Kane.
I come from a long line of women in my family affected by breast cancer. My grandmother had it—at a time, over 70 years ago, when a mastectomy was the only option; then her daughter, (my mother) was diagnosed when she was 48 years old (1970) and had a radical mastectomy and chemo. Her cancer returned and she passed away 5 years later at the age of 53. Then my older sister and I were diagnosed – we both opted for lumpectomies but I needed to have chemo and radiation.
Consequently, I am an active advocate for breast health and will do anything I can to help eradicate this disease. Convincing ladies to get their mammograms, putting pink bows up everywhere, raising money, donating money and getting people involved . . . until we find a cure. Too many people are affected by this disease!! The good news is we are getting closer, people don’t have to die from it anymore and the treatments are saving lives. However, there is NOT a cure yet, so the journey continues.
I joined the Pink Bow Campaign in 2016 shortly after we moved here from Greensboro. I heard about the Pink Bow Campaign from the Carolina Women’s Club of which I was a member. I put up a few bows around my neighborhood, raised a little money and donated it to the campaign. The next year, when I went for my annual mammogram, it was discovered that I had breast cancer. After my surgery, chemo and radiation treatments were completed and with my wig still in use, I got myself out there and put up the bows. This time, my friends, family and neighborhood all got involved. I quickly raised $3,000 that year. The following year, I doubled that and had full participation in my neighborhood, the Firethorne Country Club, and put 210 bows on EVERY MAILBOX. The sea of pink bows on every single mailbox as people drove down the street was a sight to behold!
Since 2016 I have raised over $20,000 for the Pink Bow Campaign and I am still going strong. In 2021, Robin asked me if I would like to participate as a member of the The Pink Bow Campaign Advisory Board. I enthusiastically said “Yes!” and consider it an honor to serve on the Board.
Additionally, I now have a small group of ladies in Firethorne called “Team Pink” who cheerfully show up at my house on October 1st, grab a bag of pink bows and joyously start tying them on all the mailboxes in our neighborhood for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I will do this every year as long as I am able to remind people that they need to schedule their mammogram and that it really does save lives. It certainly saved mine! I am so grateful! Get that Mammogram!
Please join us in thanking Cathy for all of her continued efforts with The Pink Bow Campaign, Inc. and the fight against breast cancer!
The Pink Bow Campaign, Inc. would like to introduce our next Advisory Board Member – Maggie Fogel. Over the next several weeks we will continue to spotlight our Advisory Board, our Partners, and our amazing volunteers.
Hi! My name is Maggie and I am thriving despite having cancer three times. After completing treatment for stage 0 breast cancer I was told that I did not have to worry about reoccurrence; I was diagnosed with Stage 4 metastatic breast cancer (MBC) four years later. I have since learned this happens to 30% of people diagnosed with early stage. And some people are diagnosed stage 4 de novo, meaning this is their first cancer occurrence.
I joined the Pink Bow Campaign to help raise awareness and hope about advanced stage breast cancer. Stage 4 cannot be cured, but people are thriving longer thanks to advancements in treatment. However, education remains crucial as many people are initially misdiagnosed due to a general lack of knowledge of advanced stage breast cancer. I can relate, I knew nothing about MBC before being diagnosed. Stage 4 breast cancer most often travels to the bones, lungs, liver and brain. A rule of thumb I’ve heard is that consistent pain lasting more than two weeks in any of these areas should be ruled out for breast cancer.
Please join us in thanking Maggie for all of her continued efforts with The Pink Bow Campaign, Inc. and the fight against breast cancer!
The Pink Bow Campaign, Inc. would like to introduce our next Advisory Board Member – Beverly Rowell. Over the next several weeks we will continue to spotlight our Advisory Board, our Partners, and our amazing volunteers.
I have been involved with Pink Bows for years, but it became very personal when I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2017. Educating the community with The Pink Bow Campaign is something I cherish. Knowing that most breast cancer patients like me have no family history makes it even more important for early detection. Filling our neighborhoods and businesses with pink bows is a way we can honor everyone that have been affected and create a wonderful reminder to schedule our screenings. In addition, The Pink Bow Campaign helps to fill a void with those in need, and I could not be prouder to be a part of this organization.
Please join us in thanking Beverly for all of her continued efforts with The Pink Bow Campaign, Inc. and the fight against breast cancer!
The Pink Bow Campaign, Inc. would like to introduce our first Advisory Board Member – Carolyn Hull. Over the next several weeks we will be spotlighting our Advisory Board, our Partners, and our amazing volunteers.
The Pink Bow Campaign has a special place in my heart. I became involved almost 7 years ago after my mom passed away from metastatic breast cancer. I love seeing the pink bows in neighborhoods during the month of October. It is a way I can honor my mom, remind others how important it is to get your yearly mammogram and raise money to help those in need with breast cancer. As a board member of the Pink Bow Campaign, I can help make a difference.
Please join us in thanking Carolyn for all of her continued efforts with The Pink Bow Campaign and the fight against breast cancer.
As we venture further into spring and a new month, The Pink Bow Campaign, Inc. will be highlighting our WHY, our Advisory Board, our Partners, and our Supporters.
For 2023, we have developed exciting new initiatives to further support our communities and raise awareness. These initiatives include honoring breast cancer patients and survivors; recognizing metastatic breast cancer (MBC) thrivers with the creation of an MBC Pink Bow; creation of a Pink Bow Donation Program; and an Adopt-A-Neighborhood program. Please join us to learn more about how we are going to make a greater IMPACT in the fight against breast cancer!
We hope that you will continue your support of The Pink Bow Campaign, Inc. in 2023 and encourage you to follow our updates at thepinkbowcampaign.org, Facebook, Instagram, or LinkedIn. Together – We can make an impact – One Pink Bow at a Time!