We are beyond thrilled to announce For 3 Sisters as our exclusive charity partner for The Pink Event 2018! Locally based in Olney, MD, For 3 Sisters is a national grassroots organization with a mission to raise awareness and improve the quality of life for men and women affected by breast cancer.
“For 3 Sisters embodies our mission to help and educate women about breast cancer awareness,” said The Pink Event Founder and Diamond Event Services CEO, Tamika Josephs-Smith, who noted the event would donate 20 percent of ticket sales, as well as 100 percent of event charity raffle, proceeds to the charity partner.
The organization was founded by retired firefighter, Marshall Moneymaker and his wife Shannon after he lost three older sisters, Vicky, Penny, and Valessa to breast cancer. For 3 Sisters is committed to supporting breast cancer fighters and survivors in any way possible, so no man or woman fight breast cancer alone.
The organization has three core programs to help in its mission.
The Road to Resources—a one-of-a-kind program providing financial, emotional, and resource case management support to men and women affected by breast cancer.
Primarily serving poor, low-income, and middle-class women between the ages of 24 and 65*, the Road to Resources program uniquely addresses the need for integrative resource case management in the breast cancer community, while further addressing the financial and emotional challenges faced by breast cancer fighters and survivors during and after a breast cancer diagnosis.
“After losing three sisters to breast cancer, we discovered that the process by which breast cancer fighters and survivors asked for and received resource support, was fundamentally flawed,” said co-founder Marshall Moneymaker. “Recognizing that a breast cancer patient’s physical health, treatment status, education and literacy level, income, and access to the internet were potential impediments to successfully securing financial support, we eliminated the weakest link in the process—the patient burden—and instead created a new pathway to success.”
Then there’s McKenzie’s Corner—A think-outside-the-box program engaging kids in the effort to keep parents healthy. Parents and kids are encouraged to engage in breast health conversations. Through this awareness initiative, kids receive an educational coloring activity sheet and pink fire helmet, where the conversation starts during the coloring activity. Since the program’s inception, McKenzie’s Corner has engaged over 1200 kids.
Lastly, the organization has the Power of One. This awareness and outreach program educates the community about breast cancer, the importance of early detection, and empower the community to take charge of their breast health. Some initiatives include:
To learn more about our charity partner, For 3 Sisters, visit F3S.org.
If you haven’t purchased your tickets to The Pink Event, it’s not too late. Don’t forget that 20 percent of ticket sales, as well as 100 percent of event charity raffle, proceeds will be donated to For 3 Sisters. Purchase your tickets at thepinkevent.net/tickets.