Weekend events raise funds for breast cancer research
Woman2woman Breast Cancer Foundation (W2WBCF) celebrated five years of working with women who have battled breast cancer, during its annual “Pink Weekend.”
The weekend was comprised of two events: the “Real Men Support Pink Golf Tournament” and the “Pink Diamond Gala.”
The golf tournament took place at the Inverarry Golf and Country Club and entertainers and athletes participated to support the organization’s efforts to engage more men in the fight against breast cancer.
“Breast cancer is a terrible disease that does not discriminate and has unfortunately impacted so many of our families and loved ones,” said VP of Player Relations for the Miami Dolphins, Nat Moore.
More than 100 men and women played golf and finished the day enjoying lunch and a recognition ceremony. Other event sponsors included: Rick Case Automotive of South Florida; the and Chick-fil-a.
The gala took place at the Renaissance Marriott located in Plantation. W2WBCF recognized six women who are thriving in spite of their diagnosis. Each survivor’s story was featured on the pink carpet, where guests learned more about their journeys.
As each survivor was escorted into the ballroom, R&B singer Chanté Moore sang. Celebrity escorts included host and comedian Buddy Lewis, former NFL pro Jamal Anderson and actor Clifton Powell.
W2WBCF raised more than $20,000 in donations that will be used to support programs that provide preventative care such as mammograms, pay for medication and/or procedures.
“I never dreamt that I would be here to experience something like this and will be forever grateful to Jackie and the Woman2woman family for everything they’ve done for me andmy three children,” said Veronica Best, a stage 4 breast cancer survivor and honoree.
Following her own breast cancer diagnosis in 2007 and the loss of two family members to the disease, Jacqueline Gray foundedw2wwith her husband Kevin H. Gray to work to ensure woman don’t have to face breast cancer alone.
The foundation promotes regular examinations, early detection and treatment.
For more information, visit www.w2wbcf.org.
Laren Trial, left, Veronica Kish, Chanté Moore, Maria Nieto, Carmen Thomas and Lori Hildebrand
Bill Stevens, left, Rich Boulger, Doug Downs and Marc Celetti
Jean Denk, left, Mattie Zuckerman, Gertrud Klaehre and Debbie Silverman
Kevin Gray, left, and Jacqueline Gray