Sunday, January 26, 2014

Lesbian Dance Event Rocked

On Saturday January 25th hundreds of lesbian women came together for the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition’s 16th Annual Lesbians & Friends Dance: A Party for Prevention benefit. The event featured a silent auction with items donated from LGBT friendly businesses across New England that raised thousands of dollars to support MBCC’s fabulous work in the prevention of breast cancer. In Massachusetts breast cancer incidence rates are over 5% higher than the national average which estimates that ONE in EIGHT women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. However, the most commonly cited risk factors genetic inheritance & lifestyle factors - are present in only 20-30% of breast cancer cases. This leaves 70-80% of cases unexplained. The Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) is the only breast cancer non-profit working closely with a research organization (Silent Spring Institute) to investigate preventable, environmental causes of the disease. This work is funded through annual fundraising events like the Lesbians & Friends Dance: A Party for Prevention & MBCC’s annual Against the Tide Event that takes place in Hopkinton, MA on Saturday June 21st & Brewster, MA on August 16th. This year’s sponsors for the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition’s 16th Annual Lesbians & Friends Dance: A Party for Prevention were Advanced Laser & Skin Center, An Hinds & Susan Gorman, Boston Spirit Magazine, Cathy Stern, Debra Mayfield, Diffuse 5, Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation (2014 Sponsor), Elegant Outings, Inc., Fenway Health (2014 Sponsor), Fuse Landscape Design Group, Homoground, Hy-Line Cruises (2014 Sponsor), InMed Diagnostic Women's Centers, Janis Lippman & Ellen Grubert, Karen Nickel, Kauffman Crozier LLP (2014 Sponsor), Law Offices of Susan Wilson, LLC (2014 Sponsor), Leah Sklar, (2014 Sponsor), Lisa J. Drapkin & Debbie Lewis (2014 Sponsor), Looney & Grossman, LLP (2014 Sponsor), Lorry Sorgman, MassEquality, Multistage Productions, Nancy Dreyer, Let’s Talk Dusty!, Nanette Dumas, Neiman & Associates Financial Services, LLC (2014 Sponsor), Patti Brainard, Southeastern Adoption Services, Strong Financial Group, The Davis Group Inc. (2014 Sponsor), Wade Horowitz LaPointe, LLC (2014 Sponsor), & Wilson, Marino & Bonnevie, P.C. (2014 Sponsor)
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Anonymous Marilyn Rosen said...

Great Dance! Great Cause!

January 27, 2014 at 4:05 PM  

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