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It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month!
With COVID-19 leveling out (go away, COVID!), we are again able to have some in-person fundraisers. Thanks to the generous support of some local organizations, keep scrolling to see what we have in store for you this fall!
Also, mark your calendars for April 30, 2022! We finally get to dance the night away at our Breast Intentions Gala with our newly rescheduled date.
Over the past 16 months or so, no organization has been immune from the impact of COVID-19, on our lives, our finances, or our ability to help others. We hope you have been staying healthy and strong through these trying times.
Thanks to the generosity of our team of supporters, we have been able to continue with our mission to help those living with a breast cancer diagnosis. For this, we will forever be grateful to all who have contributed to our organization.
We are truly humbled by your support.
The following list of fundraisers are happening all month long.
Please consider supporting these businesses if you are in the
market for their products and services.
Kevin Kelly Salon
Kevin Kelly Salon in Keyport is having a "Pink Hair Because You Care" fundraising event. The proceeds from the purchase of all pink hair extensions during the month of October will be donated to Breast Intentions! The cost of extensions is:
1 Pink Hair Extension: $15
2 Pink Hair Extensions: $20
4 Pink Hair Extensions: $30
Kevin Kelly Salon is located at 362 Broadway, Keyport, NJ 07735.
Please call 732-497-0025 to make your appointment
to rock your pink hair today!
Brighton Jewelers in Freehold Raceway Mall will donate $10 from the sale of each "Power of Pink" charm bracelet sold during the month of October to Breast Intentions. This beautiful bracelet is a testament to faith, gratitude, and living life to its fullest. You can get a glimpse of this "charmer" on their Instagram page, @brightoncollectibles.
Highlights Hair Designs
Highlights Hair Designs in Hazlet is offering a variety of fundraisers throughout
the month of October, including pink hair extensions and pink feather extensions. In addition, they are hosting a breast cancer awareness event on
October 22nd and 23rd, which will also include a bake sale.
Please stop by and treat yourself to a pop of color or a sweet treat!
Please call 732-888-2116 to make your appointment today!
Highlights Hair Designs is located at 1610 Union Avenue, Hazlet, NJ 07730.
I AM Fitness
I AM Fitness in Middletown, NJ is partnering with Breast Intentions during
the entire month of October. For every new membership this month,
the club will donate $25 to our organization.
That's not all! Check out their Instagram page at @iamfitnessclub for a complete line-up of special classes throughout the month in support of our cause.
I AM Fitness is located at 205 Harmony Road, Middletown, NJ.
October 19th is Taco Tuesday
Tacos for Tatas, that is!
Who doesn't love tacos... especially tacos for a cause!?
Join other taco aficionados at Central Park Restaurant in Roselle, NJ from 6-11pm
for great food and drink, and entertainment by C4 Event Group. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Breast Intentions. Food and drink specials include:
$4 pink sangria
$5 Corona bottles
$6 Smirnoff Pink Lemonade
$6 DeLeon Margaritas
Central Park Restaurant is located at 2401 Wood Avenue, Roselle, NJ.
Call 908-241-8386 for more information today!
October 23rd - Party in Pink
Shake your booty, your tata's, and everything in between at the Zumba Fitness Party in Pink, hosted by Sandy Molon! All proceeds will benefit Breast Intentions.
This fun event takes place at 9:30am at the Normandy Park basketball courts
900 Nut Swamp Road in Middletown, NJ
Admission is $15 | Survivors attend FREE
Payments for the event are accepted via:
October 27th - Monster Circuit
...with Core Fitness at 7pm!
Core Fitness in Middletown presents its Monster Circuit to benefit Breast Intentions! Monster Circuit is a 45-minute combination of all of Core Fitness' favorite, easy-to-perform training exercises designed to improve strength, agility, balance and mobility.
These exercises are performed at your own fitness level, so all are welcome!
There is a $20 minimum donation to participate.
Core Fitness is located at 37 Kanes Lane, Middletown, NJ.
November 4th - Pink Party!
Red Bank Radiologists is having a party and fundraiser for Breast Intentions at their newly-renovated office at 200 White Road in Little Silver.
Yearly mammograms are THE MOST proactive way you can identify and diagnose breast cancer early. Red Bank Radiologists has been a leading center
for mammography in Monmouth County for 25 years,
and has now added a MedSpa to their services.
Come take a tour, have a free MedSpa consultation, and try your hand at
winning a gift basket or 50/50 raffle. All proceeds from the gift basket auction
and the 50/50 will be donated to Breast Intentions!
A Reason to (Amazon) Smile!
Don't forget, you can support us every time you shop online!
Breast Intentions is a member charity of Amazon Smile.
Whenever you shop on Amazon, remember to link through Amazon Smile at www.smile.amazon.com. You can then select Breast Intentions as your charity of choice. A portion of your every purchase will be sent to Breast Intentions & you will directly be helping women and their families as they cope with a diagnosis.
Now THAT'S a win/win!
Our Breast Intentions...
Thank you for your generous support.
Here are a couple of stories about people we have helped BECAUSE OF YOU:
JM was diagnosed with HER 2 positive breast cancer. She went through chemotherapy and radiation. Her husband is self-employed and they have 2 children. JM went out of work on family leave in March, April, and May with no pay. Because she ran out of benefits, she was paying for health insurance herself. BECAUSE OF YOU, Breast Intentions was able to provide JM and her family with a Visa gift card, and cover two of her car payments. JM was able to return to work early this summer.
TH is a 47-year-old single parent of an adult daughter. She was originally diagnosed in 2014 after a hysterectomy, which then led to a double mastectomy, chemotherapy, radiation, and implants. At her 5 year checkup, they found another lump behind one of her breasts and unfortunately, she was then diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer in March 2021. She is currently out of work on temporary disability. Due to all of her surgeries, she ended up taking more leave than expected, and her job does not cover health insurance for extended leave. BECAUSE OF YOU, we were able to get her health insurance payments up-to-date.
SE is a 51-year-old mother of two, who was diagnosed with Stage 1 Triple Negative breast cancer in May 2021. She has worked for the same Home Health Care Agency for 18 years. Since her health insurance wouldn't cover the chemotherapy treatments needed before getting her bilateral mastectomy, SE had to get new coverage. Her new coverage fortunately covered the treatments, but has a high co-pay that she is struggling to pay. Additionally, she has yet to receive a disability payment, which she applied for due to the effects of chemotherapy. BECAUSE OF YOU, we were able to help SE with her healthcare co-pays and insurance, as well as provide her with a grocery gift card.
The women listed above are very grateful for an organization like ours.
What we know for sure is that we are making a difference – BECAUSE OF YOU.
We are humbled by your generosity.
Thank you for standing with us.