An Announcement from Your Friends at Living in Pink
Dear Friends of Living in Pink:
As so many of you well know, the war against breast cancer is a tough one, and in the last fifteen years, there have been many battles lost, but also many battles won. So many improvements in treatment, great strides in prevention and early detection, and certainly a much greater awareness. While the war is not over, we would like to think that we have contributed to some of the progress that has been made. After much thought and soul searching, we have decided to bring this chapter of the story of to a close, allowing the sun to set on Living in Pink after 16 years.
Please accept our heartfelt thanks to all of you that have been so full of love and support over the last 16 years. It has been an amazing ride, and we cannot express how grateful we are to have been a part of this wonderful community.
The Mission of Living in Pink has always been – to improve the lives of those living with breast cancer, celebrate the survivors and the individuals who fight the battle against breast cancer, and to help find a cure so that the next generation of women will not have to endure the emotional and physical pain of breast cancer surgery and treatment. We believe that we have been true to our mission, and we hope that others will have the strength and courage to continue to reach the goal of eliminating breast cancer.
As we close our books, we will be making a donation in the amount of $100,000 to University of Maryland Public School of Health for breast cancer research in local underserved communities. We will also be donating $50,000 to Breast Care for Washington whose mission is to reduce breast cancer mortality in the Washington, DC area by promoting access to breast cancer screening, diagnostics, and treatment to all women regardless of their ability to pay.
We’d like to think that Mech is raising a toast to a job well done, and reminding us to “Live, Love, Laugh…”
Mark, Lori, Martha, and The Entire Living in Pink Team
We are proud to partner with Breast Care for Washington with a contribution of $50,000 this year. These funds help to enable the lifesaving services that they are providing to underserved women in The District.
What We Do
Helping to find a cure
Sending the message
Giving Hope to those affected
Running in Pink
LIVING IN PINK HOSTS TWO MAJOR EVENTS EACH YEAR
An uplifting event aimed at inspiring and providing hope for survivors and those currently battling breast cancer, as well as honoring those who care for patients and those who are tirelessly working to find a cure.
A celebration for adults and children of all ages. This event is helping to raise awareness and raise funds for continued cancer research.
This year marks the 14th Anniversary of The Annual Living in Pink Luncheon. Each year friends and associates gather to remember and celebrate those that have been affected by Breast Cancer. Over the past fourteen years, more than $900,000 has been raised for research. The Luncheon Committee presents an award for outstanding service to a member of the medical profession that has gone above and beyond the call of duty when caring for breast cancer patients, as well as the Noel Soderberg-Evans Award presented by Councilmember Jack Evans.
Living in Pink’s Foundress, Michele Conley, had a dream to organize a race to promote breast cancer awareness and raise money to support medical research in the hopes of one day finding a cure for this devastating disease. Sadly, she did not live to see this dream fulfilled, but Michele’s “running group”, an amazing group of women from many different walks of life, took her idea and ran with it. Thus, the Running in Pink 5K was born in 2015. It has proved to be not only an event to promote awareness, but a chance to celebrate life and challenge ourselves to be fit and healthy.