We’re halfway through Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but for The Pink Fundbreast cancer survivors, breast cancer awareness is a 24/7, all-year-long continuous mission.
This past weekend, four local New Jersey breast cancer survivors took to the dance floor to help raise funds for their neighbors currently undergoing treatment. As part of The Pink Fund’s annual fundraiser, Dancing with the Survivors, local women teamed up with instructors at nearby Fred Astaire Dance studios, spent four months perfecting a ballroom dance, and then premiered it Saturday in front of families and friends. (the dancers had friends and family sponsor them and they raised nearly $20,000)
Dancing was bestselling author Sarah Price and Nicole Forini of Morristown, Penelope Lopez of Morris Plains and Michele Lombard of Denville.
For this year’s event, four local New Jersey breast cancer survivors, hailing from Morris Plains, Denville and Morristown, paired up with professional dancers from their local Fred Astaire Dance Studios. Each practiced a dance routine for four months, and this Saturday, the survivors performed their ballroom style dances in front of family and friends for the first time.
The Pink Fund provides 90 day non-medical assistance to breast cancer patients in active treatment. With their “money raised here, stays here” policy, funds raised for each individual event will be restricted to and distributed to qualifying breast cancer patients in New Jersey.
All photo’s by Miriam Spritzer.