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CAROLINA BREAST FRIENDS

Impact Report FISCAL YEAR JULY 2019 - JUNE 2020

Until there's a cure, there's care.


FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR This has been a year of transformative

As we move forward, we will focus on

growth and change.

the expansion of programs and services, while taking a deeper dive

Working towards a world where every breast

into our development plan. Raising

cancer Survivor has a place to turn - for

money during a time of so many

personalized support - continues to fuel our

unknowns requires creativity and

purpose. Every financial contribution and

flexibility. But our goal of offering free

every volunteer hour makes a difference in

programs to benefit Survivors’ well-

what we do. The Pink House kept going

being cannot be lost.

when the Covid-19 Pandemic hit. We converted all CBF programs to virtual

We reached 3,185 Survivors through our

platforms, reaching more Survivors than

programs – none of which would be

before. We continued matching newly

possible without YOU; our donors,

diagnosed women and men with mentors.

volunteers, sponsors, Board members,

We continued to send comfort care items.

Advisory Council, and Survivors.

Little did we know how much our pre-Covid,

Gratefully,

record-breaking fundraising events would

Lynn Erdman

be so crucial - carrying us through the year.

The

mission of Carolina Breast Friends is to embrace the breast cancer community

in a positive environment. We provide resources and education through fellowship and mentoring during any stage of the journey.

Exude

Ensure

Exemplify

Build

Model

Care

Diversity

Excellence

Respect

Integrity


MISSION MOMENT

"Meeting Tami at the beginning of my journey was necessary. Tami showed me what strength is, she showed me that I would be ok, and she gave me encouragement." Dana McSwain

When we got Dana's call, we dove into finding a

Dana has long, beautiful dark hair, and she knows the chemotherapy she is taking to fight her breast

creative

solution

cancer will cause her to lose all of it. That alone can

children

while

be hard to cope with, but Dana's concern had more

reached out to one of our volunteers, Tami, who has

to do with her family. She has 2 young daughters,

a

ages

them

breast cancer Survivor herself. Tami was not working

having to watch her lose all of that hair. To help ease

in a salon and had been very careful about potential

their experience, she wanted to get her hair cut short

exposure to the virus. She was happy to help and

before

agreed to cut Dana's hair outside, with the love and

2

and

she

5,

and

started

she

was

losing

it

worried

about

altogether.

In

normal

times, Dana might just have gone into a salon with

cosmetology

SERVING

SURVIVORS

Tami Griffith The driveway haircut was not the first call Tami answered from the Pink House. She is a breast cancer Survivor with more energy than 3 people combined and has volunteered at many events, representing CBF and raising awareness about breast cancer.

She has also become

one of our most supportive and dedicated Mentors, reaching out to women who are newly diagnosed with breast cancer, becoming their friend and letting them know they are not alone.

would

keeping

license

help

safety

and

also

top

Dana of

and

her

mind.

We

happens

to

support of her family standing right beside her.

her request. But these are not normal times.

SURVIVOR

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OUR IMPACT

300

PROGRAMS PROVIDED SERVING

3,185

"I have received such benefits and support from the Pink House, if you ever have someone dealing with breast cancer or survivorship it is a wonderful resource open to all with no cost. It has made such a positive physical and emotional difference in my life.�

SURVIVORS

The Support Program. Connecting Survivors together through classes, Survivor's groups and The Nothing Pink Genetic and La Casa Rosada Spanish programs.

The Education Program. Connecting Survivors with educators, medical doctors, health care professionals and financial specialists, that help with navigating a cancer diagnosis.

The Wellbeing Program. Addressing the mind-body needs of breast cancer Survivors through exercise, yoga, hands-on therapy and mindfulness sessions.

The Nutrition Program. Teaching Survivors the science of nutrition and the importance of healthy eating for longevity through cooking classes and specialist-led sessions.

The Self-Image Program. Providing Survivors with self-care techniques tailored to their unique needs, including wig-care tips, skin care, make-up, and more.

REACHING MORE SURVIVORS VIRTUALLY DURING THE PANDEMIC


A breast cancer diagnosis presents overwhelming challenges and unknowns, but we do meet with blessings along the way to support us. One of greatest blessings for me has been a “free ticket” to the Pink House, regardless of age, gender, race, cultural background or economic status.

137 137 MENTORS MATCHED

860

COMFORT BAGS AND PILLOWS DELIVERED

749 WIGS, BRAS AND PROSTHESES GIVEN


CONTRIBUTIONS

91% 91%

SPECIAL EVENTS

Foundations Corporations 3% 9%

4%

3RD PARTY FUNDRAISERS

1% GRANTS

Individuals 88%

4%

TRIBUTES, EMPLOYEE GIVING & OTHER CONTRIBUTIONS


DONOR SPOTLIGHT Middleton Meyers

MIDDLETON MEYERS

is committed to

helping their communityspecifically supporting the local

Their contributions to Over the Edge, Pink Boots Ball, and Dancing with the Stars have been vital in increasing the number of services we provide and the Survivors that we serve. We are breast cancer community.

grateful for their continued support and are lucky to have such a dedicated partner year-round.

THE MASCIA FAMILY

IN HONOR OF GIGI

The Mascia Family have been supporters of the Pink House for numerous years – generously donating, contributing to our events, honoring loved ones with memory bricks, and volunteering their time. They have watched several very close friends and family members fight against breast cancer. Many are now Survivors, but others lost the fight. The Mascia Family’s most recent donation came in honor of their dear friend Gigi, who passed away

“She was a true fighter, a 3 time cancer Survivor. Maybe it was because of what she survived that her outlook on life was always bright, and lucky for us, her positive glow haloed many of our lives. Our family will always remember and cherish our memories with her.“ on Friday, October 9th. They said,

Their contribution in memory of Gigi will help the many women battling breast cancer find the help and comfort they need to keep fighting strong.


Apparo Impact Project for the Pink House Carolina Breast Friends was using an

Increased Operating Efficiencies

outdated telephone system with direct

Remote voicemail and call

lines and no capabilities for transferring calls, remote

transfer capabilities increase

voicemail access, or conference dial-in.

flexibility and functionality for staff.

We turned to Apparo for help because we needed an upgraded system that would allow us to work more

Decreased Expenses

efficiently and serve Survivors more efficiently.

Apparo scoped a Community Impact Project for CBF

$1,000 annual savings on phone/internet service

and matched us to a volunteer team. The Rodgers Builders team worked with individual volunteer Scott

improved.

Moses, to update the wiring in the Pink House to allow for the installation of the new updated phone system, which was graciously donated by Rodgers Builders.

Service to Constituents Auto-attendant when office is

The team also negotiated to receive a reduced rate for

closed gives peace of mind to

phone service and assisted the Pink House staff with set

Survivors, knowing when to

up and training for the new system.

expect a call back; Ability to

Little did we know how truly needed this upgrade would be for our operations during the Covid-19 pandemic.

100 TOTAL HOURS DEDICATED TO THIS PROJECT BY THE VOLUNTEER/APPARO TEAM

leave private voicemails provides comfort to those with urgent needs.

$17,600 PROJECT MARKET VALUE (HOURS, HARDWARE & COST SAVINGS)

35X VALUE DELIVERED ON THE NONPROFIT'S INVESTMENT


SHOW YOUR SUPPORT

DONATE SPONSOR

VOLUNTEER

OR FUNDRAISE

We welcome everyone in our community

Sponsor a special event such as Pink

CBF accepts donations all year round.

Boots Ball, Dancing with the Stars,

We also encourage you to check with

to volunteer at one of our many local

Founder's Day or our new golf

your employer regarding matching

events, regardless of whether you are a

tournament.

donations.

cancer Survivor or not.

We are eager for sponsors and corporate

Fundraisers help support CBF's Survivor

We have a wide range of volunteer

donors to help us spread our mission and

services, outreach projects and the Pink

opportunities, from short one-time

programs to men and women all over the

House. Visit our fundraiser page to see

events to ongoing projects. We can

Charlotte metro area and beyond.

how you can host your own fundraising

match you with a volunteer job that will

activity to benefit CBF.

match your interests and available time.

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Carolina Breast Friends, Inc. is qualified as a charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to CBF are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

SURVIVOR SERVING SURVIVORS

Connie Lewis Mrs. Connie Lewis has been an amazing volunteer since she was diagnosed 3 years ago. From the first day she came to visit CBF, she immediately felt at home.

She attended all programs, became

friends with many other survivors and was always ready to volunteer

- from filling inspiration jars, comfort

bags, answering phones to organizing the wigs, bras and storage closet. Connie has become a consistent helping hand (and heart) even during a Pandemic! "Ms. Connie" is passionate and dedicated about what she does here for CBF and we couldn't be more grateful! As if her time wasn't enough, she rallied friends and family, raising $1,000 during the month of October, to help those walking through our doors.


ACKNOWLEDGMENTS IMPACT PARTNERS

Through the generous support of so many in our community - the Pink House mission is made possible. We offer our sincere thanks and heartfelt gratitude to all who help, support, encourage, and empower those in our community who are affected by breast cancer.

Program Volunteers

Dancing with the Stars (DWTS)

Laura Coleman – Strength Training & Pink House Kitchen Rita Horton – Healing Touch Melanie Lanese – Oncology Massage Peggy Scannell – Myofascial Release Effie Spurlin – Lymphatics Renuka Hari – Lymphatics Richard White, MD & Lejla Hadzikadic, MD Doctor in the House William Williams – Be You, Be Beautiful Kelly Kashmer – Nothing Pink Carrie Williams – Nothing Pink Magbis Love – La Casa Rosada Lorna Espinal – La Casa Rosada April Davis – Yoga Carlye Guido – Restorative Yoga Alison Pulito – Guided Meditation & Restorative Yoga Barbara Saul – Reiki Irania Patterson – Transformative Writing Stu Cojac – Jewelry Making Mary Hollins – Card Making

2020 Stars Auguste Olson Coach Rick Stack David Buffie Jamie Satterfield, MD Julie Gray Lisa Sherrill Liz Moran, MD Mary Margaret Beaver Sandy Hamilton Stephen Wilson

Community Volunteers Denise Antonacci Salon

Tom Lane-Brady Tracy Curtis Vanessa McPherson Sprague, MD

LPL Financial New York Life Insurance Company North Mecklenburg High School Volleyball Team

DWTS Event Partners

Paul Mitchell School

Claire Talley, Co-creator & Founding Member

Queens University

Felipe Edmiston, Co-creator & Founding Member

Sigma Chi Fraternity (UNCC Chapter)

Shana Fox, Founding Member

Simplicity Organizers

Pamela Young, Production Manager

UNCC Wells Fargo Center for Community Engagement Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority (Winthrop and UNCC Chapters)

Volunteer Instructor Spotlight: Laura Coleman A certified personal trainer - with a certification in Precision Nutrition - her mission is to help people with (or recovering from) cancer exercise safely and eat healthy. Laura has been a committed volunteer at the Pink House, helping Survivors develop programs to fit their individual needs and goals.


ACKNOWLEDGMENTS $1K+ DONORS

Accord Health

Dean & Alex McQuarrie

Julie Layn

Philip & Amy Blumenthal

Action Plus Ideas

Deanna Valeo

Karen Perry

Polished

Alan Moore

Dee Schwab

Kasey Scannell

Preeti & Vinay Deshmukh

Albemarle Foundation

Denise Antonacci Salon

Katheleen Brungard

Preston & Patty Stone

Alex & John Ketner

Diane L. Peery

Kathryn Kissam

Procurri

Alliance Driveway Solutions

Dickens-Mitchener & Associates, Inc.

Kathy Cope

Patel Pulak, MD

Allied Caster & Equipment Co.

Don & Susan Sherrill

Katrina Trotter

Randall & Lisa Riggins

Amelia Abbott

Donna Spurrier

Keith & Letty Stoneman

Ray Dlugos

American Home Title

Dot Yandle Financial Services, LLC

Kelly & David Burkholder

Reece Chilton

Amy Kerr

Doug & Rebecca Brown

Kelly Kercher

Ricardo & Vikki Desoto

Andrea Acosta

Dr. & Mrs. Robert Fitch

KHI Management, LLC

Rich & Debbie Hodde

Andrew Blumenthal & Stephanie Baumann

Dr. Gary & Victoria Frenette

Kim Smith

Rich and Bennett, LLC

Andrew Plepler

Dr. Jamie & Sharon Satterfield

Kimberly Lineberger

Richard Olson

Anita Goodesign Inc.

Dr. Jewell Carr

Kimberly Zeitvogel

Richard Worrell

Anna Salib

Dr. Nicholas & Keri Clavin

Kitty & Bobby Weaver

Rick & Ronnie Fairclough

Anne B. Moore Carlson

Dr. Russell & Lynn Salton

Kristi Speckman

Rob & Greta Hord

Anne Kennedy & The Dowd Foundation

Drs. Jen Woodward & Allison Bickett

Kristin Varlas

Rob & Lindsay Carter

Anne Scott Hatcher

Drs. Julie & Jonathan Fisher

Kyle Blumenstock

Robert Lesley

Annie Sullivan

Drs. Michael & Anitha Leonard

Lance & Dena Regar

Robin Gershen

Antioch Elementary

Drs. Tom & Elaine Pacicco

Laura Bowles

Rodgers Builders, Inc.

AR Workshop Charlotte

Durso Capital Management

Laurie & Oliver Lloyd

Roger O'Connell Insurance Agency Inc.

Arthur Spencer

Ed Weisiger, Jr. & Betsy Fleming

Lawrence Fleishman

Russell Ranson

Athena & Steve Bradway

Elizabeth Simmons

Lea Anne Harrelson

Ryan Livingston

Aubrey Grier

Elliott Dorsey

Lee Cooney

Sandra Brewer

Auguste Olson

Eric & Nadia Meredith

LeighDeux

Sanjeev & Tanu Gulati

Bank of America

Five One Five Shop LLC

Leslie Culbertson

Scott & Gracy Wooster

Ben & Kimie Silver

Frankie Simmons

Lily Iatridis

Scott & Katie Tyler

Bernard Hodges

Gail B. Wilkins

Lindsay Hance McCullough, AIA

Sellers Orthodontics

Beth & Jason Monastta

Gary Babcok

Lisa Herran

Shane & Cameron Wagner

Beth Harrelson Consulting, LLC

Gene & Vickie Johnson

Lisa Jones

Shannon Rogers

Betsy Fleming

George W. & Ruth R. Baxter Foundation

Liz Shea Designs

Sharonview Federal Credit Union

Bill & Jo Ellen Buffie

Grant Harbrecht

Lynn & David Erdman

Shelley Hough

Bill & Robin Branstrom

Greg Lowe

Lynn Furgurson

Sheri Newman

Bill Lowry

Greg Pappanastos

Marcie Pantzer

Shippen Browne

Bob Hillis

H&L Management, LLC

Marcus Smith

Shirley Jackson

Bourne Partners

Haley Poole

Margaret Hamner

Show Pros Entertainment Services of Charlotte, Inc.

Brad & Michelle Howington

Hall Foundation, Inc.

Maria & Bryant Owens

Simon Newman

Brice & Kristy Oldham

Harker LLC

Mark Erwin

Simona Gaudio

Burgeon Real Estate, LLC Joshua M. Beaver MMBR

Heather Manos, MD

Mark McCall

Smoky Bissell

Calli Wirsing

Henry Higdon

Mark Voci

Sonic Automotive

Cardinal Innovations Healthcare

Hillary Lacouture

Marsh & Amy Spencer

South Atlantic Conference of SDA

Caren Wingate

Hirofumi Nakato

Martha Ogburn

Southeast Radiation Oncology Group

Carl Showalter

Howard & Margaret Bissell

Martin Hengar, MD & Amina Ahmed, MD

Speedway Motorsports

Carl Stutts

Hull & Chandler PA

Mary & Jeff Zients

Stacey Moore

Carol Bankerd

Hunstad Kortesis Bharti Cosmetic Surgery

Mary B. Thigpen

Stacy Eversole

Carol Lowe

Infinity MedSpa + Wellness

Mary Hamid

Stan Brookshire

Carolina C. Christenbury

Intercon

Mary Macon

Stephanie Ansaldo

Carolina Facial Plastics

Isabel Roberts

Matthew & Carolyn Vanderberg

Stephanie Lane

Carolyn McMahon

James Horton, MD & Kathleen Reardon, MD

Maura Leahy-Tucker

Stephen & Laura Philipson

Cary Street Partners

James & Nina Jackson

MedShift

Stephen Healy

Cat Grimmett

James Lotakis

Melissa Herriott

Steve Bradway

CBD Industries, LLC

Jane Eudy

Meraki Luxury Salon, LLC

Strategic Search Solutions, Inc.

Center City Dental

Jane Perkins

Meredith Pochick

Stu & Lynne Cojac

Center for Facial Plastic & Laser Surgery

Jared & Kiran Smith

Middleton Meyers

Susan Coe

CharBar7 & The Dunstan Group

Jay & Marietta Murphy

Mike & Carol Lenhart

Technology Farm, Inc.

Charles & Peggy Dickerson

JE Dunn Construction

Mike & Libba Gaither

Ted & Rhonda Duncan

Charlotte Checkers Hockey, LLC

Jeff & Brandi Parker

Mike & Magdalena Hague

Terri Lane

Charlotte Plastic Surgery

Jeff Tuckel & Christina Murphy

Mike & Maria Mascia

The Andover Group at UBS

Charlotte Radiology

Jeffrey Conner

Mike Tuttle

The Cotty Family

Chiott Custom Homes, Inc.

Jennie Hauschka

Miller Street Dance Academy, LLC

The Earl N Philllips Jr. Family Foundation

Chris & Sherry Ebel

Jennifer Box

Monica & Cecil Farringtown

The Home Depot

Christen Scott

Jerry & Beverly Moore

Morrison Smith Fine Jewelers

The Nichols Company, Inc.

Clair Campbell & Associates

Jim & Patricia Mattox

Movement Foundation

The Papanastos Family

Claude & Sandy Hamilton

Joan Wright

Myers Park Country Club

The Scout Guide

Clay Burleson

Joanne Berwind

Natalie Stewart

The Talbot Beard Langrall Group of Wells Fargo Advisors

Cloninger Auto Group

JoBrent Austin-Diehl

Neil Sessoms

Thomas Kenan

Concepcion Gonzalez

Joe & Kathy Borrelli

Nishita Patel

Tim & Joyce Gilland

Conrad Helms

John & Amy Hines

Norelli Law

Tom & Mary Coker

Craig & Sandy Buffie

John & Anna McCoy

Novant Health

Triad Foundation

Crissie Taylor

John & Bonnie Benedum

Offit Kurman

Trina Turk

Cross Fit Rock Hill

John & Chris Parker

Paige Burgess

Ty & Jane Branham

Dale & Larry Polsky

John Clay & Cathy Bessant

Pam P. Phipps

Vanessa Sprague, MD

Dan Warren

John Hosmer

Patrick M. Moody

Vicky Mitchener

Darren & Candy Bing

John J Murphy

Patsy & B.D. Farmer

Virginia Lafar

David & Katie Phipps

John Stubbs

Paul & Margaret Porter Foundation

Voci Med Spa

David & Liz Shuford

Jonathan Ishee

Paul Mitchell Charlotte

Warren & Crystal Turnipseed

David & Tammy Medlock

Josie Shuford

Paulette & Ron Sherrill

Watts & Leigh Humphrey

David Singletary

Julia Merck

Pete Green

Whit & Katherine Weeks Mulford

Davinci Jets

Julie Bolt

Peter & Vicki Fetherston

William B. Lovett

Davis Ligon, DDS

Julie Gray

Peyton Gehron

William Harmon

Phil & Kim Philips

Wyatt Tucker


LEADERSHIP THE PINK HOUSE TEAM

Lynn Erdman Executive Director

Amber Tracewell

Brittany Garrett

Leslie Verner

Michelle Russell

Charmaine Tyson

Senior Director of Development

Director of Development,

Director of

Director of Marketing

Operations

Outreach & Education

Programming

& Communications

Manager

& Volunteers

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Bob Hillis Board Chair

Kristin M Jackson

Beth Harrelson

Shane Wagner

Kate Demick-Handy

Vice Chair

Immediate Past

Development

Secretary

Board Chair

Pamela Phipps Programs &

Terrie Reeves

Katie Tyler

Michelle Corbett

Communications,

Treasurer

At Large

Survivorship

Michele Arias

Keri Clavin At Large

Marketing & PR

ADVISORY COUNCIL

Kathy McDonough

Mary Lou Babb

Gary Frenette, MD

Carol Ann McLamb

Emma Best

Leigh Goodwyn

Janice Moore

Bonnie Benedum

Magdalena Hague

Nancy Norelli

Peter Capizzi, MD

Kelly Helms

Moira Quinn

Gracie Coleman

Debbie Hodde

Daniel Shama

Chris Ebel

Shelby Jenkins

Claire Talley

Eleanor Erhart

Barbara Maida-Stolle

Peter Turk, MD


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