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Brighton Collectibles Brings Power of Pink to Bosom Buddies

Detta and Danielle, from Brighton Collectibles in the Annapolis Mall, vistied the Bosom Buddies Ball committee to introduce a very special limited edition bracelet in support of the charity.  This year’s bracelet features a dangling heart-shaped charm with pave crystals in pink hues on one side and the signatrue pink ribbon on the reverse.

Brighton has been supporting breast cancer charities for almost a decade with over $3.9 million in donations.  The company will contribute $10 to Bosom Buddies charities for each $50 bracelet sold by October 31.  The bracelets can be purchase a thte Brighton Collectible store in the Annapolis Mall.

Brighton’s found and owner, Jerry Kohl, explains the sentiment behind the promotion: “We’re proud that we’ve walked the walk and talked the talk, and that again this year we will be giving $500,000 to breast cancer charities while most larger companies do no contribute as much.  With our wonderful customers who support our Power of Pink campaign, we are helping to fund the sure that we hope will come soon!”

Breast cancer strikes not just the elderly and middle-aged but thousands in their 20s and 30s.  Last year over 260,000 women and 1,900 men were newly diagnosed.  With increased awareness and early detection, since 1990 death rates have decreased by about 2% each year.

The sixth annual Bosom Buddies Ball will be held at hte Chesapeake Bay Beach Club on January 21, 2012.  For additional information please email bosombuddiesball@gmail.com.

Never Too Young to Make a Difference

A life best lived is one that includes service to others. Thirteen-year-old Elizabeth Arentz is taking this message to heart and is working to raise awareness about breast cancer among her peers. Elizabeth, a ninth grader at Kent Island High School, just joined the Bosom Buddies Charities 2012 Ball Committee as   a junior member. Elizabeth is choosing the Bosom Buddies Charities to honor her grandmother and aunt who are breast cancer survivors. She understands that knowledge is the key to promoting awareness and looks forward to bringing this message to local schools.

Bosom Buddies wants to make their website user friendly and meaningful for all ages, and Elizabeth is just the person to help them. She will work with other committee members using her internet skills and familiarity with social networking to assist in this process. In addition to working on the website Elizabeth will be involved in video publicity and creating a working data base.

Elizabeth is a great role model for our schools and community. She is a very athletic and talented young lady with a huge heart. She plays travel softball for Shore Attitude, and this year the team made it to Nationals.  She also plays soccer for Junior Varsity and enjoys basketball and other sports. Elizabeth’s talents extend to supporting various community organizations that include the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Hospice of Queen Anne’s and the Animal Resource Foundation.

The committee is grateful to have Elizabeth’s commitment in the fight against breast cancer. The committee members also are excited to have other great women join the group: Gail Kalvaitis, owner of Club One; Paula Warner, owner of Paula’s Fine Jewelry; and, Michelina Scotto, owner of Rustico’s Restaurant. A tremendous source of pride for Bosom Buddies is the support they receive from the residents and businesses of Queen Anne’s County.

Bosom Buddies Charities, Inc. is a local non-profit 501©(3) charity founded in 2006 by Susan Ponchock of Stevensville and a group of close friends to promote breast cancer awareness,  encourage early detection, support treatment and celebrate healing. Their primary fundraiser is the annual Bosom Buddies Ball, and the 6th event will be held on January 21, 2012 at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club in Stevensville. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

Elizabeth and the members of Bosom Buddies encourage everyone to visit their web site at www.bosombuddiescharities.com for more information on the important work this group is doing in our community.

Bosom Buddies Say “Thanks a Million”

A generous gift from the Centreville National Bank to Bosom Buddies Charities, Inc. resulted in a million dollar milestone achievement for the Eastern Shore organization. The donation presented by Win Trice, President of CNB, raised the five year old charity over the million dollar mark.

Since its inception, the group founded by Susan Ponchock of Stevensville has pursued their mission to promote breast cancer awareness, encourage early detection, support treatment and celebrate healing. Their success has been profound.

In just five years they have provided a digital mammography machine and ultra-sound imaging equipment to the Anne Arundel Medical Center on Kent Island, funded the expansion of the Kent Island Breast Center and initiated monthly support group meetings for survivors, sponsored a Survivor Retreat this fall and are also funding a major ad campaign to remind women to get their mammograms.

In September a “Thanks A Million” party was held at Annie’s Paramount Restaurant on Kent Island to celebrate reaching the milestone and thank all the current and former committee members. Physicians and key members of the Kent Island Breast Center also attended the celebration.

The sixth Annual Bosom Buddies Ball will be held at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club on January 21, 2012. As in the past, businesses and individual donors are stepping up to be part of the successful event. Corporate and individual sponsorships are now available. For additional information please email bosombuddiesball@gmail.com or visit their website bosombuddiescharities.com.

Never Too Young to Make a Difference

A life best lived is one that includes service to others. Thirteen year old, Elizabeth Arentz, is taking this message to heart and is working to raise awareness about breast cancer among her peers. Elizabeth, a ninth grader at Kent Island High School, just joined the Bosom Buddies Charities 2012 Ball Committee as a junior member. Elizabeth is choosing the Bosom Buddies Charities to honor her grandmother and aunt who are breast cancer survivors. She understands that knowledge is the key to promoting awareness and looks forward to bringing this message to local schools.

Bosom Buddies wants to make their website user friendly for all ages and Elizabeth is just the person they need. She will work with other committee members using her internet skills and familiarity with social networking to assist in this process. In addition to working on the website Elizabeth will be involved in video publicity and working on creating a working data base.

Bosom Buddies Charities, Inc. is a local non-profit 501 © (3) charity founded in 2006 by Susan Ponchock of Stevensville, along with a group of close friends, to promote breast cancer awareness, encourage early detection, support treatment and celebrate healing. Their main fundraiser is the Ball held on January 21, 2012 in Stevensville. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

Elizabeth encourages everyone to visit www.bosombuddiescharities.com for more information on the important work this group is doing in our community.

Despite Economy, Bosom Buddies Charities Raises $180,000

As U.S. businesses and families learn to do more with fewer resources many of the nation’s charitable organizations are struggling to meet increased demand for services as their donor pool decreases. With donations down the importance of successful fundraisers has become even more crucial.

So when Bosom Buddies Charities tallied $180,000 in event proceeds from its recent Bosom Buddies Ball it reinforced two beliefs: area businesses and individual donors will give generously even during a slower economy and breast cancer has touched the lives of an incredible amount of people. For Maryland women that anecdotal observation translates into one in eight who will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime.

Bosom Buddies Ball now in its fifth year, was held at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club and secured support from more than 80 area businesses and nearly 250 individuals. The event featured cocktails, a gourmet dinner, and silent and live auctions, as well as dancing, featuring the music of D.C.-based band Millennium. Since the event’s inception five years ago, the ball has raised more than $780,000.

Event sponsors included Anne Arundel Medical Center, Chesapeake Bay Beach Club, CNB, M&T Bank, Marksmen Company, PNC Bank, and Queenstown Bank. This year’s proceeds will be used to expand services to include mentoring or matching newly diagnosed patients with survivors, and with the support of Anne Arundel Medical Center, Bosom Buddies Charities will bring two additional service groups to Queen Anne’s County. The groups, Survivors Offering Support and the Red Devils, will provide additional mentoring, transportation to medical treatments, house cleaning, and preparation of family meals for breast cancer patients. Individual counseling to help with the medical and emotional decisions will also be available. In the upcoming year Bosom Buddies Charities also plans to establish a resource library at the AAMC–Kent Island facility.

Founded in 2006, Bosom Buddies Charities, Inc. and its primary fundraiser, the Bosom Buddies Ball, is the fulfillment of a long time dream for Kent Island resident Susan Ponchock. The non-profit organization works to promote breast cancer awareness, research and prevention and to benefit diagnostic mammography, treatment, and healing. In March of 2010 Bosom Buddies began to offer support services in Queen Anne’s County.

To learn more about breast cancer support services, visit www.bosombuddiescharities.com.

Tickets Still Available for Bosom Buddies Ball on January 22

Tickets are still available for the Bosom Buddies Ball set Saturday, January 22 at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club, Stevensville. The event will begin at 6 p.m. with cocktails with a silent auction, followed by a gourmet dinner and dancing, featuring the music of D.C.-based band Millennium. Tickets are $200.00. For ticket information, email dwilson@bosombuddiescharities.com or call (410) 643-0963.

At press time event sponsors included Anne Arundel Medical Center, Chesapeake Bay Beach Club, CNB Bank, PNC Bank, Queenstown Bank, The Marksman Company, and M&T Bank. Proceeds will fund support services for individuals and families affected by breast cancer in Queen Anne’s County and the Mid-Shore.

Founded in 2006, Bosom Buddies Charities, Inc. and its primary fundraiser, the Bosom Buddies Ball, is the fulfillment of a long time dream for Kent Island resident Susan Ponchock. The non-profit organization works to promote breast cancer awareness, research and prevention as well as to benefit diagnostic treatment.

To learn more about Bosom Buddies Charities or to purchase tickets to the Ball, call (410) 643-0963, email dwilson@bosombuddiescharities.com or visit www.bosombuddiescharities.com.

Fifth Annual Bosom Buddies Ball Set January 22 At the Beach Club

According to Cancer Report 2009 of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, cancer is the second leading cause of death in Maryland and in the United States. Among women breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer. These statistics only serve to further inspire local non-profit Bosom Buddies Charities of Stevensville to raise more money to do more to help those affected by breast cancer here on the Mid-Shore.

The organization is putting the finishing touches on plans for its signature event, the Bosom Buddies Ball, scheduled for Saturday, January 22 at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club, Stevensville. The event will begin at 6 p.m. with cocktails and a silent auction, followed by a gourmet dinner and dancing, featuring the music of D.C.-based band Millennium. Auction items include trips and vacations to Belize, the Gulf of Mexico, Key West and the Caribbean, paintings and jewelry. Tickets are $200.00. To learn more visit www.bosombuddiescharities.com.

At press time event sponsors include Anne Arundel Medical Center, Chesapeake Bay Beach Club, CNB Bank, PNC Bank, Queenstown Bank, The Marksman Company, and M&T Bank. Proceeds will fund support services for individuals and families affected by breast cancer in Queen Anne’s County and the Mid-Shore.

Accomplishments
Since the organization’s inception in 2006 it has compiled an impressive array of accomplishments, including purchasing a state of the art digital mammography machine and a handheld sonogram device, as well as donating $100,000 to support the expansion of the Anne Arundel Medical Center’s Breast Center at Kent Island.

“This organization and our event have been a labor of love for committee members and volunteers alike,” says Deidre Wilson, chair of the Bosom Buddies Ball and member of the ball committee since its inception in 2006. “From the very beginning we set aggressive goals and through the generosity of our sponsors and other donors we have been able to meet or exceed every one of them,” she adds.

Founded in 2006, Bosom Buddies Charities, Inc. and its primary fundraiser, the Bosom Buddies Ball, is the fulfillment of a long time dream for Kent Island resident Susan Ponchock. The non-profit organization works to promote breast cancer awareness, research and prevention as well as to benefit diagnostic treatment.

In March of 2010 Bosom Buddies began to offer support services to all those affected by breast cancer in Queen Anne’s County. Monthly support meetings are conducted on the third Tuesday of each month in Bosom Buddies office at 200B Island Professional Park in Chester.

To learn more about support services, Bosom Buddies Charities or to purchase tickets to the Ball, visit www.bosombuddiescharities.com or email dwilson@bosombuddiescharities.com.

AbracadaBRA!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To celebrate survivorship, we would like to invite survivors to AbracadaBRA!  Artist Shirley Sallet will lead this fun, free, fabulous art experience celebration. Using a bra as the starting point, the possibilities are endless for creating a unique sculpture, using art materials, fabrics, trims and any personal items you would like to add. Please join us for a lively celebration of your survivorship! The art experience will be held Oct. 23rd & 30th, 10am until 12 noon at the Academy Art Museum in Easton. Materials & refreshments will be provided. Call Bosom Buddies at 410-822-7418 to register by Oct. 19th.

Step Out for Breast Health

Step out for Breast Health at the Oxford Day 10K Race, 2010!  Saturday morning, April 24th, the streets of Oxford will be filled with runners and walkers.  This is the Tenth Anniversary of the popular run/walk, which kicks off the festivities of Oxford Day. The 10K Race supports breast cancer awareness and support services throughout the Mid-Shore region.  The run and walk begin at the Oxford Community Center at 8 and 8:30am.  All participants will receive a lite breakfast, water and a tee shirt, designed by Talbot County artist, Jessica Hurley, included in their registration fee.

The 10K run is organized by the Seashore Striders running organization, with a beautiful course through the town of Oxford and along the water. This is a great opportunity to form a team and run or walk for the cause, in honor of a survivor you know or in memory of a friend or loved one. This is an empowering event that celebrates good health and good friends!

In 2000, Judy Gannon, an Oxford resident and breast cancer survivor, inspired her friends and neighbors to come together for a common goal. That goal was to raise awareness and provide support for breast cancer programs in the area.  The proceeds from this event have enabled the continuation of the very support services Judy envisioned, and are now being provided by Bosom Buddies in the Mid-Shore region.

Bosom Buddies provides services in the form of professionally led support groups, individual support counseling, as well as educational materials and comfort items for the newly diagnosed. They receive referrals from local physicians to provide services to their patients and outreach in the local community by attending local health fairs and community events. They also offer expressive workshops for survivors and speakers at their monthly meetings. All services are FREE to survivors in need. Bosom Buddies is a community based 501c3 non profit charity which serves locally and is sponsored by local businesses, grants and individuals. Business sponsorships and donations for this event are most welcome.

Registration forms are available at the Oxford Community Center, the Oxford Post Office, Cross Court Athletic Club, the YMCA , Body Watts and The Studio.  Online registration is available at www.active.com and through the Seashore Striders website:www.seashorestriders.com. Please call 410-822-9492 for team packets, sponsorship or more information about Breast Cancer support services.