Friday, March 4, 2011

Breast Cancer Fund Benefit: Pizza, Music & Silent Auction

Join Mana's own Marie DeJournette in her efforts to raise money for the Breast Cancer Fund. Tuesday, March 8 · 5:00pm - 10:00pm at Flatbread Company, 89 Hana Hwy. Paia.

Marie DeJournette will host a benefit at Flatbread in Paia to raise money for the Breast Cancer Fund (BCF). Flatbread will donate a portion of all pizza sales that night. There will be a silent auction held for a Jimmy Lewis kite board, a Mana Foods gift card, personal training with Tree Baca, Upcountry Fitness Memberships and numerous gift baskets with organic and natural products. At 6 pm there will be Celtic music by Kieran ...Clark followed by Roger McKinley and friends.

Marie’s involvement with the BCF was inspired by five of her friends who have survived breast cancer and in honor of one friend who lost her battle with the disease. For the past 4 years Marie has trekked and climbed mountains to raise money for this worthy cause: Mount Shasta in California in 2007, Chomolhari in Bhutan in 2008 Mont Blanc in the Alps in 2009 and most recently a high altitude trek to Machu Picchu. To date Marie has raised nearly $50,000.00 for BCF. This year Marie will trek to Everest Base Camp with a side trip up Kala Patar to 18,500 feet. She has reached her initial goal of raising $5000.00 for BCF this year, and hopes to hit $10,000.00 before she leaves for this trek. Marie pays all her own expenses so 100% of all donations go directly to the organization.

Climbing is both a personal endeavor to honor the courage it takes to face breast cancer and a collective effort to prevent the disease. This year over one million women world wide will be diagnosed with breast cancer. In response to this public health crisis, the Breast Cancer Fund identifies – and advocates for elimination of – the environmental and other preventable causes of the disease. A growing body of scientific evidence is linking breast cancer with exposures to environmental toxins. Founded in 1992, the Breast Cancer Fund works from the knowledge that breast cancer is not simply a personal tragedy, but a public health priority that demands action from all.
To donate to the cause on line you can visit Marie’s page on the Breast Cancer Fund website at http://prevention.breastcancerfund.org/goto/marie or a check payable to Breast Cancer Fund may be mailed to:
Marie DeJournette P.O. Box 791298 Paia, Hi. 96779

1 comment:

  1. Highly informative post. Keep on posting such a informative post. I would really like to do Everest Base Camp Trekking In Nepal before I die.

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