As we all know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s a time for all women to come together to raise money, share social media posts, and donate our time to volunteer at a walk or rally to support those battling breast cancer and those we have lost to this serious and deadly disease. On Monday, September 26 – to kick off the month – Junior League of Washington supported breast cancer awareness and research by hosting a “pink shopping spree” to raise money.
Jewelry designer Kendra Scott, a longtime supporter of the Junior League, launched the Breast Cancer Awareness Rose Gold Roadshow this month to support patients and survivors. Each piece purchased will be matched and gifted to a local breast cancer patient or survivor through Breast Care for Washington and the Betty Lou Ourisman Breast Health Center at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.
JLW members were able to preview Kendra Scott’s fall collection while they wrote notes of encouragement, inspiration, and support to local breast cancer patients and survivors at JLW headquarters (see photos). These heartfelt notes were an opportunity to give emotional support to fighters and survivors in addition to participating in the roadshow.
The benefit of this JLW Shops! Event didn’t end there. A portion of the proceeds from shopping that night went directly back to JLW – supporting our mission of promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and giving back to the Washington, DC, community. Thank you to all those who attended and shopped in support of the League and breast cancer awareness.
And to those of you who have fought, are currently battling, or have a loved one currently fighting breast cancer – our thoughts are with you this month and throughout the year.