Week­end events raise funds for breast can­cer re­search

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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

Chanté Moore

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