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 Survivorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 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 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 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,
record-breaking fundraising events would
be so crucial - carrying us through the year.
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.
"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
cancer will cause her to lose all of it. That alone can
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,
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
agreed to cut Dana's hair outside, with the love and
times, Dana might just have gone into a salon with
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.
support of her family standing right beside her.
her request. But these are not normal times.
PROGRAMS PROVIDED SERVING
"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.â&#x20AC;?
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
COMFORT BAGS AND PILLOWS DELIVERED
749 WIGS, BRAS AND PROSTHESES GIVEN
Foundations Corporations 3% 9%
3RD PARTY FUNDRAISERS
TRIBUTES, EMPLOYEE GIVING & OTHER CONTRIBUTIONS
DONOR SPOTLIGHT 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
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
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
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
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.
our amazon wish list
to our newsletter
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.
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
Felipe Edmiston, Co-creator & Founding Member
Sigma Chi Fraternity (UNCC Chapter)
Shana Fox, Founding Member
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
Dean & Alex McQuarrie
Philip & Amy Blumenthal
Action Plus Ideas
Preeti & Vinay Deshmukh
Denise Antonacci Salon
Preston & Patty Stone
Alex & John Ketner
Diane L. Peery
Alliance Driveway Solutions
Dickens-Mitchener & Associates, Inc.
Patel Pulak, MD
Allied Caster & Equipment Co.
Don & Susan Sherrill
Randall & Lisa Riggins
Keith & Letty Stoneman
American Home Title
Dot Yandle Financial Services, LLC
Kelly & David Burkholder
Doug & Rebecca Brown
Ricardo & Vikki Desoto
Dr. & Mrs. Robert Fitch
KHI Management, LLC
Rich & Debbie Hodde
Andrew Blumenthal & Stephanie Baumann
Dr. Gary & Victoria Frenette
Rich and Bennett, LLC
Dr. Jamie & Sharon Satterfield
Anita Goodesign Inc.
Dr. Jewell Carr
Dr. Nicholas & Keri Clavin
Kitty & Bobby Weaver
Rick & Ronnie Fairclough
Anne B. Moore Carlson
Dr. Russell & Lynn Salton
Rob & Greta Hord
Anne Kennedy & The Dowd Foundation
Drs. Jen Woodward & Allison Bickett
Rob & Lindsay Carter
Anne Scott Hatcher
Drs. Julie & Jonathan Fisher
Drs. Michael & Anitha Leonard
Lance & Dena Regar
Drs. Tom & Elaine Pacicco
Rodgers Builders, Inc.
AR Workshop Charlotte
Durso Capital Management
Laurie & Oliver Lloyd
Roger O'Connell Insurance Agency Inc.
Ed Weisiger, Jr. & Betsy Fleming
Athena & Steve Bradway
Lea Anne Harrelson
Eric & Nadia Meredith
Sanjeev & Tanu Gulati
Bank of America
Five One Five Shop LLC
Scott & Gracy Wooster
Ben & Kimie Silver
Scott & Katie Tyler
Gail B. Wilkins
Lindsay Hance McCullough, AIA
Beth & Jason Monastta
Shane & Cameron Wagner
Beth Harrelson Consulting, LLC
Gene & Vickie Johnson
George W. & Ruth R. Baxter Foundation
Liz Shea Designs
Sharonview Federal Credit Union
Bill & Jo Ellen Buffie
Lynn & David Erdman
Bill & Robin Branstrom
H&L Management, LLC
Show Pros Entertainment Services of Charlotte, Inc.
Brad & Michelle Howington
Hall Foundation, Inc.
Maria & Bryant Owens
Brice & Kristy Oldham
Burgeon Real Estate, LLC Joshua M. Beaver MMBR
Heather Manos, MD
Cardinal Innovations Healthcare
Marsh & Amy Spencer
South Atlantic Conference of SDA
Southeast Radiation Oncology Group
Howard & Margaret Bissell
Martin Hengar, MD & Amina Ahmed, MD
Hull & Chandler PA
Mary & Jeff Zients
Hunstad Kortesis Bharti Cosmetic Surgery
Mary B. Thigpen
Infinity MedSpa + Wellness
Carolina C. Christenbury
Carolina Facial Plastics
Matthew & Carolyn Vanderberg
James Horton, MD & Kathleen Reardon, MD
Stephen & Laura Philipson
Cary Street Partners
James & Nina Jackson
CBD Industries, LLC
Meraki Luxury Salon, LLC
Strategic Search Solutions, Inc.
Center City Dental
Stu & Lynne Cojac
Center for Facial Plastic & Laser Surgery
Jared & Kiran Smith
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
Charlotte Plastic Surgery
Jeff Tuckel & Christina Murphy
Mike & Maria Mascia
The Andover Group at UBS
The Cotty Family
Chiott Custom Homes, Inc.
Miller Street Dance Academy, LLC
The Earl N Philllips Jr. Family Foundation
Chris & Sherry Ebel
Monica & Cecil Farringtown
The Home Depot
Jerry & Beverly Moore
Morrison Smith Fine Jewelers
The Nichols Company, Inc.
Clair Campbell & Associates
Jim & Patricia Mattox
The Papanastos Family
Claude & Sandy Hamilton
Myers Park Country Club
The Scout Guide
The Talbot Beard Langrall Group of Wells Fargo Advisors
Cloninger Auto Group
Joe & Kathy Borrelli
Tim & Joyce Gilland
John & Amy Hines
Tom & Mary Coker
Craig & Sandy Buffie
John & Anna McCoy
John & Bonnie Benedum
Cross Fit Rock Hill
John & Chris Parker
Ty & Jane Branham
Dale & Larry Polsky
John Clay & Cathy Bessant
Pam P. Phipps
Vanessa Sprague, MD
Patrick M. Moody
Darren & Candy Bing
John J Murphy
Patsy & B.D. Farmer
David & Katie Phipps
Paul & Margaret Porter Foundation
Voci Med Spa
David & Liz Shuford
Paul Mitchell Charlotte
Warren & Crystal Turnipseed
David & Tammy Medlock
Paulette & Ron Sherrill
Watts & Leigh Humphrey
Whit & Katherine Weeks Mulford
Peter & Vicki Fetherston
William B. Lovett
Davis Ligon, DDS
Phil & Kim Philips
LEADERSHIP THE PINK HOUSE TEAM
Lynn Erdman Executive Director
Senior Director of Development
Director of Development,
Director of Marketing
Outreach & Education
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Bob Hillis Board Chair
Kristin M Jackson
Pamela Phipps Programs &
Keri Clavin At Large
Marketing & PR
Mary Lou Babb
Gary Frenette, MD
Carol Ann McLamb
Peter Capizzi, MD
Peter Turk, MD