More than 25 Survivors turned out for this year's Ugly Sweater Holiday Party on December 12, filling the Pink House with laughter, holiday spirit and questionable fashion sense!The hustle and bustle began earlier in the day when a team of volunteers from LPL Financial used the Pink House kitchen to make holiday goodies for the night's festivities. Shares Krista Barry, CBF's Director of Programming and Volunteer Management, "I have wanted to ... [..] Read more
Carolina Breast Friends extends its gratitude to Melonee Hostetler, who finished her tenure as Executive Director on Friday, November 10th. Her hard work and dedication helped advance the mission in significant ways for two years following her time as a board member and volunteer. We wish her all the best in her future endeavors and will build on her efforts to move the organization forward. Our search for a new Executive Director begins immediately, and ... [..] Read more
It's the season of thanks, and at Carolina Breast Friends we have so many things for which we're thankful.
We are thankful for every person who walks through our door newly diagnosed and looking for a soft place to land. We are thankful for all the longtime Survivors who continue to use our programs to connect, and who are always willing to mentor others who are facing what they have already faced.We ... [..] Read more
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and we are celebrating BIG with the help of many community supporters and partners who are sharing our information, honoring breast cancer Survivors and raising money to support our mission and work. For that, we couldn't be more grateful!With so many special events and opportunities happening all over town this month to benefit Carolina Breast Friends, you can easily make plans to shop, eat, and socialize in ... [..] Read more
On Saturday Sept 30, the 8th Annual Pink Boots Ball took place at the Ritz-Carlton, drawing close to 400 people for an elegant night of fun and philanthropy to benefit the mission and work of Carolina Breast Friends.Why is it called the "Pink Boots" Ball? When our founder, Kristy Adams-Ebel was rediagnosed with breast cancer in 2004, her husband gave her a pair of pink cowboy boots to kick the heck out ... [..] Read more
Breast cancer affects not just the person diagnosed, but also her or his partner. This is why we call spouses, partners and close family members "co-Survivors." It is also why we're beginning to expand some program support to co-Survivors, to help them navigate the experience for themselves as well as for the partners to whom their support is so vital.Toward that end, we recently added Tim Gilland, whose wife is a ... [..] Read more
At the heart of Carolina Breast Friends' existence is the importance of connecting breast cancer survivors with one another. In 2003, our founder, Kristy Adams-Ebel recognized that part of her ability to cope and thrive depended on communing with fellow Survivors.As we grow as an organization, part of connecting Survivors for support and empowerment means reaching out to diverse populations. That's why we are excited to be collaborating with Latina community leaders ... [..] Read more
The breast cancer experience is a very personal journey, but that does not have to mean that it's a solitary one. At Carolina Breast Friends, we know the value of talking to and learning from those who have been down that road themselves. When our Survivorship Committee recently gathered, we asked them to reflect on and share three things that were particularly helpful on their journey. Here is what some of them had to ... [..] Read more
The lights, the music, the costumes, the judges' scores, the cheering crowd . . . and spectacular dancing! This year's Dancing with the Stars of Charlotte to Benefit the Pink House had it all and then some--all focused on raising funds to help Carolina Breast Friends serve women and men with breast cancer.Brimming with glitz, glamour and fancy footwork, the event dazzled the 1000+ people who turned out for the two performances Saturday, April 29th... [..] Read more
One of the most sensitive - questions we get at the Pink House is from people whose spouses or partners have been newly diagnosed with BreastCancer. They want to know how they can help and support their spouse through this life-changing diagnosis and the ensuing treatment.
How can they help their partner cope with the changes that are happening to her body?
What you never expected and never wanted to happen has just become all ... [..] Read more