Fundraising for Breastcancer.org in October or anytime online:
Make donations on the link below, or at the club - Breastcancer.org thanks you! Donate Now
Only 10% of breastcancers are genetically related. The other 90% are not! Breastcancer.org helps those who've been diagnosed with breast cancer navigate their new medical environment, and helps others prevent a diagnosis! The other 90% of breast cancers are related to lifestyle (weight management, exercise & activity level, nutrition, stress management) and environmental exposures. Your support of Breastcancer.org will help them spread their education and prevention information to everyone!
Watch Breastcancer.org founder Dr. Marisa Weiss, Director of Breast Radiation Oncology at Lankenau Hospital, here: Watch Video
December 2014- Toys for Tots toy drive
October 23, 2014 - 4th Annual Rock the Ribbon evening at Vie in Philadelphia
May 6, 2013 - 2nd Annual Golf for Breastcancer.org at Philadelphia Country Club!
Want to play golf at Philadelphia Country Club and meet Wayne Gary Player, son of golf legend Gary Player? Join the outing and have a wonderful time for a worthy charity! For more information see http://support.breastcancer.org/site/PageServer?pagename=2013_Golf_for_Breastcancerorg
December 2012 - Food drive for Lord's Pantry of Downingtown
We collected and donated 235 pounds of food! Thank you to Patrick who helped organize this effort!
December 2012 - Toys for Tots
Our Toys For Tots toy drive was a wonderful success - we collected so many toys, they had to come back for a second pick-up!
Thank you to all our members! You all made Christmas extra special for so many kids!
October 2012 - We raised and donated over $2.500.00 to BreastCancer.Org
We have chosen to be a corporate sponsor for BreastCancer.Org (www.breastcancer.org) because we believe in their commitment to education and prevention through lifestyle changes that focus on exercise and nutrition.breastcancer.org/tips/exercise breastcancer.org/tips/nutrition
Many of our members remember and know Rita Lusen, who, 5 years ago, was diagnosed with breast cancer. Back in 2008 we raised over $17,000 for breast cancer's Race for the Cure. We are happy to report that Rita is doing very well! Since then she resigned from her corporate job and joined BreastCancer.Org in September 2011 as their VP of Corporate Partnerships and Marketing. Rita (http://www.breastcancer.org/about_us/team/rita_lusen.jsp) chose to work for BreastCancer.Org because of the invaluable help, information, and support she received from them while she was going through her diagnosis and treatment. They were so essential to her education and recovery that she decided to join their team to help other going through the same experience. We are proud to partner with this wonderful organization!
About BreastCancer.Org: The world's leading online breast health and breast cancer resource, reaching nearly 13 million people across 230 countries!
WHO IS BREASTCANCER.ORG:
Breastcancer.org was founded in 2000 by breast oncologist Dr. Marisa Weiss, born out of her conviction that women with breast cancer need far more information and support than a physician's visit can provide. Today, Breastcancer.org is the world's leading online breast health and breast cancer resource reaching nearly 13 million people a year from 230 countries who depend on the site for the most current, understandable, and reliable information available and for our robust online support community.
WHAT THEY DO
Breastcancer.org is a nonprofit organization empowering those affected by breast cancer by providing them with knowledge and connecting them with a caring community. Through this incomparable resource, they find answers to their questions, the information they need to make critical medical decisions, and the peer support and companionship to help them along their journey.
Think Pink, Live Green is Breastcancer.org's global breast cancer prevention initiative. Grounded in science and medicine and based on the position that prevention is the best cure, this educational campaign aims to empower women and girls with information to help reduce their risk of breast cancer or breast cancer recurrence. Developed from research by Dr. Marisa Weiss, president of Breastcancer.org, and Joan Ruderman, Ph.D. of Harvard Medical School, this educational effort includes a step-by-step guide for making breast-healthy lifestyle choices, a dedicated section of Breastcancer.org that includes expert columns and informational videos, and a program to reach communities across the country through live presentations and speaking engagements. The next phase of Think Pink, Live Green envisions expanding the campaign and creating a movement to reach the women of developing nations where breast cancer education is nearly non-existent.Think Pink Live Green
IN THE NEWS
Breastcancer.org is a frequent source for journalists seeking expertise on breast cancer issues, and regularly appears in leading national media outlets including the Associated Press, New York Times, Washington Post, U.S. News & World Report, USA Today, CNN, ABC News, Self, and Redbook. Additionally, Dr. Weiss has made numerous appearances on TODAY, Good Morning America, and The Dr. Oz Show on behalf of Breastcancer.org.
For more information, visit their Press Room
2011 – Christmas - Toys for Tots
2011 – Thanksgiving - Philabundance Canned Food Drive
We donated over 260 pounds of food!
2010 – Children's Hospital:
Our club, winner of the 2010 Best of the Best Fitness Club for the Main Line area, raised over $7,000 for WOGL's radiothon benefiting Children's Hospital of Philadelphia!
2009 – Make-A-Wish
We’d like to thank you for all your support in making our Make-A-Wish Fundraiser a success! Because of your generosity, we raised over $9,000!!!! Nicole’s wish will now come true and she will be visiting Disneyworld in October with her family. Thank you for showing us once again what big hearts you all have and we are proud that we can call you our members! Below is a photo of Nicole, who was able to get away from the hospital to come in late last night, with a personal thank you.
Thank-You letter from Nicole:
To the fitness club
dear fitness club
thank you so much i had a wonderful time.
thank you for making my wish come true
i love you guys lol and omg you guys are awesome
love you best sister as a friend thank doll face
2008 – Breast Cancer
Devon Fitness is a proud supporter of the Susan G. Komen Foundation in their fight against breast cancer. Being near and dear to our heart, we raise funds throughout the year in support of John’s sister Rita Lusen who is currently undergoing chemotherapy in her fight against breast cancer.
Thank you to all who joined our team for the May 11, 2008 SGK "Race for the Cure" It was a HUGE success! With all of support we raised over $17,000 for the foundation! Our Team was 3rd out of over 1100 companies entered! That's AMAZING and we couldn't have done it without the support of our members!
2006 – Walter Reed Hospital
In 2006 we sponsored the patients in Ward 57 at Walter Reed Hospital for Christmas. We collected presents and donations and delivered them to Walter Reed Hospital...