Tag: Breast Cancer

You’re Invited: “The Passion Behind the Pink” Breast Cancer Awareness Happy Hour

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Join Divas MPH, FitFam Foundation, Cause-Driven and Whitman-Walker Health  for Passion Behind The Pink.   An intimate affair where women are encouraged to candidly, and openly share health experiences, information related to breast care and network with one another over cocktails and appetizers!

Date: Thursday, October 24, 2012

Time: 6-9pm

Location: Tabaq Bistro & Lounge (Art Room) 1336 U Street NW, WDC

Free Admission, Happy Hour Specials, and Lots of FUN! Wear your Pink.

RSVP at: http://passionbehindthepink.eventbrite.com

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You’re Invited: Stand By Her Shopping Soirée

Walish Gooshe event Youre Invited: Stand By Her Shopping SoiréeWalish Gooshe Boutique invites you to join them for Stand by Her: Shopping Soirée. This event shines light on those who have fought the battle and their caregivers and supporters.  All attendees will enjoy:

  • Music by DJ Q
  • Light refreshments
  • Raffle & Prizes
  • Cake cutting demo by The Bakers Lounge
  • Make-up session by Sasha and Samantha  of S&S Enhancements
  • Free style consultations by me!

The featured designers at the shopping party include Dennya Clothing and Intimate Xpressions as well as jewelry designers Lola Ro (talk about some amazing pieces!), Nesy Creations and Elena Design Studio.  Proceeds from this fabulous shopping event will benefit the Howard University Cancer Center.

This is a great opportunity to enjoy refreshments and music, shop fabulous designers, show our support for those who have fought and continue to fight breast cancer while giving back to the HU Cancer Center! An organization that focuses on (1) cancer biology; (2) cancer etiology; and (3) cancer prevention, control, and population sciences.

Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Time: 6-9pm

Location: 7610 Georgia Ave NW Washington, DC

RSVP: http://standbyhersoiree.eventbrite.com

Hope to see you there!

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Shop & Style Event Benefiting Capital Breast Care Center

December is here which means this month will be full of holiday events; I can barely keep up! To help keep your calendar full for the next few weeks, you want to add the shop & style event at Intermix in Georgetown.

Hosted by Stef Woods of City Girl Blogs and MyDCStyle’s April Firoozabadi, attendees will enjoy champagne and receive styling tips while shopping the fabulous collection at Intermix.  10% of the proceeds will benefit the Capital Breast Care Center.

Shopping Styling at Intermix Shop & Style Event Benefiting Capital Breast Care Center

Capital Breast Care Center (CBCC) provides comprehensive, culturally appropriate breast cancer screening services and health education to women in the DC metropolitan area, regardless of their ability to pay. Along with health education and screening, other services include cervical cancer screening, patient navigation services for women with abnormal screens or breast cancer symptoms, and transportation services to and from appointments.

If you love to shop & support the fight against breast cancer, be sure to stop by Intermix on December 8th!

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EVENT RECAP: Pink Rocks The Runway Fashion Show

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Last Friday, the International Trade Center Atrium served as the perfect venue for the Pink Jams! Pink Rocks The Runway fashion show.   The purpose of the event was to highlight the importance of early detection and promote breast cancer awareness.  The show was headlined by designer Christian Siriano.

Following the VIP reception, the show started with the DC designer couture fashion show followed by the Spring 2012 presentation by Christian Siriano.  Siriano’s collection was AMAZING, but the true stars of the show were the 14 breast cancer survivors who rocked the runway in the gorgeous couture gowns. The ladies looked fabulous. I was so glad to be in the presence of these survivors and celebrate their strength.

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Tara Pannell wearing MAVEN, LLCPinkRocks4 EVENT RECAP: Pink Rocks The Runway Fashion Show

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Kim Taylor wearing Punk Rock BridePinkRocks7 EVENT RECAP: Pink Rocks The Runway Fashion Show

Christie Cook wearing KAS CollectionPinkRocks13 EVENT RECAP: Pink Rocks The Runway Fashion Show

Stef Woods wearing STUDIO D’MAXSIPinkRocks6 EVENT RECAP: Pink Rocks The Runway Fashion Show

 The 14 fabulous survivors, Pink Jams! founder Christa Floresca & Christian SirianoPinkRocks10 EVENT RECAP: Pink Rocks The Runway Fashion Show

Christina Siriano Spring 2012 CollectionPinkRocks9 EVENT RECAP: Pink Rocks The Runway Fashion Show

Me with Stef Woods aka City Girl BlogsPinkRocks12 EVENT RECAP: Pink Rocks The Runway Fashion Show

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Click HERE to see photos of all of the survivors and Siriano’s Spring 2012 collection

The picture of me with Stef Woods is courtesy of Because I am Fabulous

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Receive 10% Off Your ‘Pink Rocks The Runway’ Fashion Show Ticket!

PRR Invite Receive 10% Off Your Pink Rocks The Runway Fashion Show Ticket!

Last month’s save the date event, Pink Rocks The Runway, it just around the corner!  Headlined by Christina Siriano, the October 21, 2011 fashion event  combines couture fashion and live rock music with an important early detection message. In addition, the evening celebrates and features breast cancer survivors under 40 with a pink couture gown fashion show.

For this week only, you will receive 10% off your ticket purchase icon smile Receive 10% Off Your Pink Rocks The Runway Fashion Show Ticket! This discount applies to ALL ticket levels.  To receive 10% off, follow these steps:

  • Go to www.pinkrockstherunway.com
  • Click on Tickets
  • Select your ticket (i.e. General, Stadium Seating, etc)
  • Enter ticket holder name and click to “Proceed to Checkout”
  • Enter coupon code: diva

It’s that simple! Please feel free to share this discount code with friends!  The code is valid through Friday, October 14th at 11pm.  Pink Rocks The Runway is not only a fashion show, but a fundraiser to support Capital Breast Care Center (CBCC).  The CBCC works to provide women in the Washington, DC area with mammograms and health screenings regardless of their ability to pay. Currently, the CBCC is diagnosing breast cancer at two times the national rate.

It’s important that we do are part to give back to our community; why not do so through a fabulous fashion event like this one! I look forward to seeing you all on Friday, October 21st!

Next week, A Diva State of Mind will feature interviews from two DC designers participating in the fashion show!

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‘Send The Trend’ Supports Pink Jams! & The Fight Against Breast Cancer

Send the Trend is a fashionistas dream! We all know, if you want to take a look to the next level, the easiest way to do so is through accessories.  Send the Trend is a one-stop boutique for fashionable accessories at an amazing price.

Send the Trend is similar to sites like Shoe Dazzle and Just Fabulous. After completing a survey, each month members have the option to choose from a customized collection of accessories.  You are only charged the $29.95 fee if you make a purchase. (Click Here to learn more about how Send the Trend works).

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In honor of breast cancer awareness month, Send the Trend teamed up with Christa Floresca, the founder of the Washington, DC non-profit organization Pink Jams!  By purchasing a pair of Christa PinkJam Chandelier earrings, 15% of the proceeds will be donated to non-profit organization.

Hosted by Pink Jams!, the Pink Rocks The Runway fashion show is next Friday, October 21, 2011. The show is headlined by celebrity fashion designer Christian Siriano and will feature DC area designers.  This is one show you don’t want to miss! Purchase tickets HERE.

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Save The Date: Pink Jams! Fashion Show

 Save The Date: Pink Jams! Fashion Show

Pink Jams! presents Pink Rocks The Runway, an annual breast cancer awareness fashion event that combines couture fashion and live rock music with an important early detection message. The show is headlined by celebrity designer Christian Siriano. In addition, the evening celebrates and features breast cancer survivors under 40 with a pink couture gown fashion show.

“I am proud to collaborate with Pink Jams! to raise breast cancer awareness for young women in the DC area. Pink Rocks the Runway will be fun and fantastic.  I am excited to come home and bring the New York fashion scene with me,” said Siriano.

At the conclusion of the event, Pink Jams! will provide a special grant to the Capital Breast Care Center in support of their important work. The Capital Breast Care Center (CBCC), chosen as the 2011 community grant recipient, works to provide women in the Washington, DC area with mammograms and health screenings regardless of their ability to pay. Currently, the CBCC is diagnosing breast cancer at two times the national rate.

Pink Rocks The Runway is a fashion event hosted by and in support of Pink Jams! Working to promote breast cancer awareness to men and women under the age of 40, Pink Jams! works to eradicate the misconception that awareness, self-exam, and mammograms should begin at 40.

  • Date:  Friday, October 21, 2011
  • Location: International Trade Center – Atrium (1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC)
  • Time: 6:00pm –Invitation only reception; 7:00pm –VIP and General Receptions begin; 8:00pm – Runway show begins
  • Purchase Tickets

I can’t wait to attend this event. I know it’s going to be fabulous! To learn more about Pink Jams! click HERE. Tickets are selling out fast. Purchase yours today!

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Diva Spotlight: Stef Woods aka City Girl

Stef Woods Diva Spotlight: Stef Woods aka City GirlStef Woods aka City Girl is a very popular blogger in DC. Her blog, City Girl Blogs, was created three years ago and follows Stef on her various dating adventures. Let me just say, she has some interesting stories to tell!!  Honestly when I first started reading, it reminded me of Sex and the City.

Last year in the midst of blogging about her relationships, things changed and so did some of her blog posts.  In June 2010, Stef was diagnosed with breast cancer.  She was sometimes sad, tired and sick while going though chemo, but she didn’t let that keep her down. Instead, she used her blog to raise awareness and share her experience with her readers.  As a reader I can attest to how enlightening it was to follow her on the journey to living cancer free.   I applaud any woman who has to go through that experience because it is extremely challenging and it isn’t easy sharing how you are feeling during that time with others.

Breast cancer is a life changing experience and it has brought Stef to where she is in her life today.  Since her diagnosis, a lot of positive things have happened.  Ms. Woods is not only a blogger, but she is now teaching courses at American University and continues to write sexual health and wellness articles for Fascinations, the premier educational romance retailer.  As you would expect, she is a strong breast cancer advocate. She speaks and writes about prevention, surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, hair loss, etc and has donated time to and raised money for a number of breast cancer organizations in the DC area.

I am happy to announce that on September 14, 2011, Stef Woods will be receiving her last cancer IV.  After that, she will be done with treatment!!! And that can mean only one thing, it’ll be time to celebrate!

Please check out Stef’s blog to learn more about her end of treatment celebration and fundraiser for Pink Jams! a Washington, DC area non-profit promoting early detection and breast cancer awareness to young men and women.

Congratulations Stef!!

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Do Your Part In The Fight Against Breast Cancer

global race Do Your Part In The Fight Against Breast CancerIf everyone was passionate about volunteering and raising money for a great cause, the world would be a much better place.  One organization I love raising money for is Susan G. Komen.  I’ve led a few Passionately Pink for the Cure events and I walked in the Susan G. Komen Global Race For The Cure last year on the National Mall in DC.   

Breast cancer isn’t a preventable disease; it is a disease that can affect any one of us.  We could be diagnosed with breast cancer or a family member or friend could be diagnosed.  Since this is a disease that can impact any one of us, we should all do our part to save the boobies!!

As mentioned earlier, I love raising money for a great cause! So I’m asking all of you reading this blog to please do your part in the fight against breast cancer.  I formed a team, The Rules of Behavior, that will be racing in this year’s Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure in Washington, DC.  The team is running to raise $500 for the cause.  I know with your help we can surpass our goal!!!

Up to 75 percent of the Komen Global Race’s net income stays in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area to fund local screening, treatment and education programs for the medically underserved. The remaining dollars support the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Global Promise Fund, a program which is dedicated to reaching underserved people in areas where breast cancer mortality rates are the highest®.

Every dollar makes a difference:

$100 could be used to provide one mammogram
$250 could be used to cover five clinical breast exams
$500 could be used to provide five diagnostic ultrasounds
$1000 could be used to provide 10 mammograms

If you would like to make a donation on behalf of the team, please click here

Please visit www.globalraceforthecure.org to learn more.

Let’s all do our part to fight breast cancer!!!

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