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
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the Pink SOCS Foundation.
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 be
able 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
“Our mission is to improve the lives of families in our
communities 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.”
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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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On May 5, 2014 Pink SOCS held the
7th annual Golf outing. It was another
great success!! The weather was
perfect for golfing! All of the golfers had
a wonderful time. During our buffet
dinner we held a silent auction along
with raffles. Many quests went home
winners!! Thank you to all who played,
sponsored and/or donated to Pink
SOCS. Because of you, we were able
to hold another successful event. Pink
SOCS has given out over $100,000 to
people affected with cancer, and over
$35,000 to graduating seniors!! We
could not have accomplished this
without your help!! Thank you!!
Together we ARE the cure!!!
More details coming soon
Friday May 23, 2014 The John
E. Riley students and staff
walked their 7th annual 39
Minute Walk for a Cure. Thank
you to Mayor Anesh, members
of the town council, and South
Plainfield Board of education for
taking time out of their busy day
to join us.
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