What is breast cancer?Breast cancer is a malignant tumor that starts in the cells of the breast.A malignant tumor is a group of cancer cells that can grow into (invade)surrounding tissues or spread (metastasize) to distant areas of the body. The disease occurs almost entirely in women, but men can get it, too
As of February 2008, the Pink SOCS Foundation Inc.officially became a 501(c)(3) public charity, but we started raising money for cancer several years earlier. In 2005, a small group of us raised our first dollars as part of the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. It began as an attempt to actively fight back. At that point, 4 of our 9 sisters had already received a cancer diagnosis. Our family is large, with 34 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren, and ever expanding. To date, we have experienced the despair of relapse - more than once, as well as the sadness of loss when our father and sisters succumbed to the disease. Throughout our journey, we’ve had the good fortune to beable to count on our family for support, but we also had the sad realization that cancer is a significant financial burden – even for those of us that are insured. It is our hope that the Pink SOCS Foundation Inc. will be able to assist those families who are in need of financial support as a result of any type of cancer, because we know first hand that diagnosis is stressful enough, without the added concern of monetary resources. “Our mission is to improve the lives of families in ourcommunities that have been affected by breast cancer and also all other forms of cancer. We raise money by holding charity functions, and directly donating these funds to families in need that have been affected by cancer. Donations are also given as scholarships to children who have family members affected by cancer.”
Research has shown that women who have 2 to 5 alcoholic drinks daily have a higher risk of breast cancer than women who drink only 1 drink a day or not at all.
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3rd Annual Night at the Races was a huge success!!
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Night at the RacesIt will be another exciting night!The date has been set! Get ready for another night of fun and excitement. This has quickly become one of the Pink SOCS Foundation supporter’s favorite fund raisers. Date: February 21, 2015Place: The American Legion in Rahway, NJ.Time: 7:00pmCost: $25.00 per person.Last February 2013, Night at the Races was a huge success. The event helped raise over $2,500 for the Pink SOCS Foundation. On November 23, 2013 It was another successful night! With 130 guests attending, the Pink SOCS Foundation raised over $4,000.Thank you to all who attended and donated! It was a night full of fun and excitement with loads of great items that were raffled off. Because of all the support of our attendees and our sponsors, we are able to help an increasing number of families affected by cancer. We are looking forward to our next “Night at the Races” in 2015. Again, thank you to all who attended, because of you it was such a great success!!! details