Remembering Cynthia Carrasco, our BABC Nurse

Not all people who fight cancer win.

Cynthia Carrasco, dressed for an evening out, in 2009.With much love, we remember Cynthia Carrasco, a wonderful, funny, loving, caring nurse and  energetic supporter of Bands Against Breast Cancer who lost her fight with cancer in May 2014.

Cynthia Carrasco, BABC Nurse, enjoying a sunny day under a patio umbrella in 2009.Cynthia was passionate about helping other women know more about breast cancer; how to to a self check, that if you have concerns and questions, you diserve answers; it’s your body, your life. She felt it was so important to share her knowledge and experience with others. We are thankful to have known and worked with such a wonderful, giving and compassionate lady.

  • Cynthia fought breast cancer and won.
  • She fought skin cancer and won.
  • She went through chemo and radiation for lung cancer in 2012.
  • Even while fighting cancer, Cynthia was willing to help Bands Against Breast Cancer with our training classes. She had the knowledge, and the experience, and she’d been there.

Cynthia Carrasco, BABC Nurse, with port, in 2012.Somewhere, in this Jacksonville area, there has to be at least one other caring, compassionate nurse who is willing to volunteer to help us inform other women about breast cancer.

Do you know someone? Please, e-mail us at info@bandsagainstbreastcancer.com.

Wedding Gown Fundraiser – Brides Against Breast Cancer

If you or a friend is planning a wedding in the next 6 months, you don’t want to miss this!

their wedding gowns from Brides Against Breast CancerBrides Against Breast Cancer returns to Jacksonville on Sunday, September 21, 2014, with hundreds of beautiful new, and lovingly worn wedding gowns and accessories, all of them available at 25% to 85% savings over store prices!

shot from video of Brides Against Breast Cancer Spring 2014 Wedding Gown Fundraiser

Click this photo to watch the video of Brides Against Breast Cancer’s Spring 2014 Wedding Gown Fundraiser!

The Brides Against Breast Cancer Team will only be able to stay in Jacksonville for ONE DAY this visit, so make your plans now to see their charming collection at the Sheraton Jacksonville, located at 10605 Deerwood Park Boulevard, here in Jacksonville, Florida.

For the best pick of their marvelous selections of wedding gowns and accessories, get tickets to come early to their VIP Event (from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM), where you’ll see and be able to try on the full selection of bridal fashions that they are bringing to Jacksonville.

  • The VIP Event will include light bites, signature beverages, entertainment, and Giveaways.

But if you can’t make it to the event until a little later in the day, get General Admission tickets, to see and try out their delightful collection from 1:00 until 6:00 PM.

In addition to saving you 25% to 85% on alluring wedding gowns and accessories, the Brides Against Breast Cancer Team has layaway available, to help make wedding day dreams come true.

Like our Bands Against Breast Cancer organization, Brides Against Breast Cancer needs the support of many caring local volunteers to help make this wonderful event more fun for everyone. If you would like to be a Volunteer for this Wedding Gown Charity Fundraiser, please Contact Brides Against Breast Cancer to find out more and to sign up.

Got questions? Visit the Brides Against Breast Cancer Jacksonville Wedding Gown Event website page for more information.

RN or LPN for BABC Breast Cancer Education Programs

Help save a life! Bands Against Breast Cancer is looking for an RN or LPN willing to join us for our breast Cancer educational programs.

Please Share - Do you have a friend who's an RN or LPN and willing to volunteer to help Bands Against Breast Cancer, Inc. in our breast cancer education classes, part of our fight against breast cancer?We have access to breast cancer educational materials for breast cancer, and how to do proper breast exams, but some women attending our BABC educational programs have more detailed questions, and we want to make sure that these women get solid answers.

As soon as we have several caring RNs or LPNs willing to volunteer their personal time to help educate other women about breast cancer, we will be able to offer our educational programs again.

If you, or a friend would be willing to donate some time to help save a life, please e-mail Bands Against Breast Cancer – info@bandsagainstbreastcancer.com – and please share and tell your friends.

Bands Against Breast Cancer - Guitar logoIf you don’t have a RN or LPN degree, but would like to help provide these BABC breast cancer education programs, to empower and educate women, please e-mail info@bandsagainstbreastcancer.com – there are lots of ways to support the fight against breast cancer, and more helping hands makes the work go faster.

Thank you!

2014 Tees for Tatas Charity Golf Tournament

Thanks to all the caring people who enjoyed some good fun and a Great way to spend a Saturday, while helping out a worthy cause!

Bands Against Breast Cancer "Tees for Tatas Charity Golf TournamentWe had a great time at the 10th Annual Tees for Tatas Charity Tournament at the beautiful Jacksonville Beach Golf Club – to benefit Bands Against Breast Cancer and our fight against breast cancer.

Saturday, JUNE 28th, 2014

Jacksonville Beach Golf ClubThe $80/per golfer Registration Fee includes:

  • Green Fees
  • Golf Cart
  • Bloody Mary before Tournament
  • 2 beers on course
  • 6:00 PM – Steak Dinner and Awards

Tees for Tatas Tournament had:

  • Closest to the Pin
  • Longest Drive
  • Raffle
  • 50/50 Drawing

Tees for Tatas - lady golfer in Pink


Want to Volunteer to be part of the fun?
Let us know – info@bandsagainstbreastcancer.com.


10th Annual Tees for Tatas Charity Golf Tournament to benefit Bands Against Breast Cancer.

Location – Jacksonville Beach Golf Club - 605 Penman Road South, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

Cost – $80.00 per Person – Price Includes – Cart * Green Fees * Bloody Mary Party * Two FREE Beers On The Course * Steak Dinner & Prizes at the After Party


Cliff's Bar and Grill fundraiser - Tees for Tatas - 2012

PRIZES

Closest to the Pin – Longest Drive

  • Mulligans were available for purchase during registration.
  • Raffle and 50/50 Tickets were available for purchase up until drawing time.

Tees for Tatas Charity Golf TournamentIndividual and Corporate Sponsorship Levels are Available – Started at $100.00 $100 Includes Hole Signage and Advertising in Every Player’s Goodie Bag.  Thanks to all of the businesses and individuals who Contacted Hank Watson of Bands Against Breast Cancer, for Great Deals on Corporate Sponsorships – hank@bandsagainstbreastcancer.com


See more about the Tournament on the Bands Against Breast Cancer Tees for Tatas Charity Golf Tournament Facebook page.


26.2 with Donna – 2014 Entertainment

Bands Against Breast Cancer is so grateful to be joined by these GREAT local Bands and Musicians, and our wonderful volunteers, to provide musical entertainment for the runners of the 26.2 with Donna, on Sunday, February 23, 2014.

These super local Bands and Musicians have joined us to provide entertainment for the thousands of runners in the Race, because 26.2 miles is a long route and it’s nice to have some talented musicians sharing their good music to lift spirits along the way.

If you get photos of any of the BABC Bands or Musicians performing at their locations, or volunteers helping along the 26.2 with Donna route today, please e-mail the best to info@bandsagainstbreastcancer.com so we can share them on the BABC website and Facebook.


The 26.2 with DONNA donates 100 percent of net race proceeds and raised funds to breast cancer research at Mayo Clinic and care through The Donna Foundation.


A heartfelt thank you to all of the caring, local bands and musicians Performing for BABC and the 26.2 with Donna runners on Sunday, February 23, and the wonderful volunteers who helped us to make it happen!


If you get photos of any of the BABC Bands or Musicians performing at their locations, or volunteers helping along the 26.2 with Donna route today, please e-mail the best to info@bandsagainstbreastcancer.com so we can share them on the BABC website and Facebook.

 


26.2 with Donna – 2014 with Bands Against Breast Cancer

Start of the 26.2 with Donna in 2013Up until after midnight, and now out getting set up for some fantastic music and entertainment, as some of our GREAT local Bands and Musicians come out to pump up the vibes for the runners at the 7th Annual 26.2 with Donna, to Finish Breast Cancer on Sunday morning, February 23, 2014!

Bands Against Breast Cancer is “in it to win it” and we’re so very thankful for rockin’ local Bands and Musicians who are joining with us to help keep the runners going with some super music, during the 26.2 with Donna Marathon.  And we couldn’t get this all this magic happening without our caring BABC Volunteers who help at this event.

We are thankful for all of the local support for BABC in the fight against breast cancer with the 26.2 with Donna Marathon; we are seeing a lot of compassionate participation again this year.

Take a look at some of the Great local Bands and Musicians performing with Bands Against Breast Cancer for the thousands of runners in the 26.2 with Donna on Sunday, February 23, 2014.

circle-of-influence-rockin-the-26-point-2-with-donna-for-babc-in-2013if you get photos of the bands and musicians providing entertainment for the 26.2 with Donna with Bands Against Breast Cancer during the race on February 23, 2014, Please e-mail your best photos to  info@bandsagainstbreastcancer.com so we can share them on the website or facebook.


2013 - 26.2 with Donna runnersThe 26.2 with Donna activities have spread into a series of fun and health focused events called the Donna Marathon Weekend, starting Friday, February 21 in Downtown Jacksonville with the kickoff of the two-day Health & Fitness Expo, and finishing with the actual 26.2 with Donna Marathon on Sunday along Florida’s First Coast, or a Half Marathon or Marathon Relay through north Florida’s beaches, marshlands and coastal communities who throw a crazy good beach block party!

To find out more details about the 26.2 with Donna Weekend, please visit the 26.2 with Donna Facebook page.


if you get photos of the bands and musicians providing entertainment for the 26.2 with Donna with Bands Against Breast Cancer during the race on February 23, 2014, Please e-mail your best photos to  info@bandsagainstbreastcancer.com so we can share them on the website or facebook.


Wedding Gown Fundraiser for Charity – Brides Against Breast Cancer

2013 Happy Brides Against Breast Cancer Wedding Gown Charity Fundraiser - Jacksonville FloridaIf you or a friend are looking for a wedding gown or beautiful bridal accessories like tiaras, veils, even shoes, and more, you’re in luck –

Brides Against Breast Cancer™ is bringing the “Original Nationwide Tour of Gowns” bridal show to Jacksonville, Florida on Friday, January 31 and Saturday, February 1, at the Hyatt regency Jacksonville Riverfront, 225 East Coastline Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202

There will be a VIP event, the “Unveiling of the Gowns” Reception, as well as exciting Give Aways at every Show.

Brides Against Breast Cancer™ is a comrade-in-arms, a cancer fighting organization serving a very “pink” purpose; they hold fundraising shows nationwide, and the wedding gown sales fund programs and services that are free to cancer patients and their families.

  • Brides Against Breast Cancer will have hundreds of new or lovingly worn bridal dresses, as well as elegant veils, tiaras, and shoes, so brides-to-be can create their dream wedding ensemble for their special day at a greatly reduced cost.
  • The Brides Against Breast Cancer Wedding Gown Fundraiser will have new and gently used designer and couture wedding gowns at prices that range from $99 to $3,900; in all styles and in sizes from 4 to 18.
  • Brides Against Breast Cancer offers a very helpful, interest-free layaway option to make your wedding wear shopping worry free.

This video shares some nice memories from when Brides Against Breast Cancer visited Jacksonville, in January 2013.


Take a look at the Brides Against Breast Cancer in Jacksonville Flyer.


If you’d like to help Brides Against Breast Cancer and others fighting breast cancer, here are several ways to get involved:

  • Brides Against Breast Cancer accepts donations of contemporary gown styles, slips and veils, dating from 2009 to current.
  • Brides Against Breast Cancer is always happy to have volunteers to help with their local wedding gown charity fundraiser events. As a volunteer you’ll help brides-to-be Say YES to the perfect dress for their special day, while you meet some of the nicest people.
  • Share this article; tell your friends, family and soon-to-be brides about the “Original Nationwide Tour of Gowns” Brides Against Breast Cancer Wedding Gown Charity Fundraiser, coming to Jacksonville, Florida on January 31 and February 1, 2014.
  • Follow Brides Against Breast Cancer on Facebook and Twitter
  • Go online to http://www.bridesagainstbreastcancer.org/upcoming-shows-2014/jacksonville-bridal-show-january-2014/ to register to attend a show and learn more. Or call 877-721-4673

Ladies Night fundraiser for Brides Against Breast Cancer

Ladies! Ready for an evening of Fun and Entertainment?

Bold City GrillEnjoyed some good times at the Bold City Grill  on Thursday, October 17.

We joined in the festivities of the Ladies Night Celebrity Bartending, to benefit the Brides Against Breast Cancer charity, to help women fight breast cancer across our Great Country.

Lots of positive people enjoyed the Light Bites and Adult Beverages while we met others and made new friends, all there to support Brides Against Breast Cancer in their good works to fight breast cancer.

The Adult Beverages for the event were served up by some local celebrity ladies you may know -


Summer Atkinson of Executive Food ServiceSummer Atkinson

Executive Food Service

Trained and experienced Mobile Catering Services and Emergency Relief Services.

 


Jackie Culver of JOC FitnessJackie Culver

JOC Fitness

A full service fitness provider, bringing personal training and nutrition consulting to your home or office.

 


Terri Gilbreath of GG EventsTerri Gilbreath

GG Events

A full service Wedding and Special Event Planner.

 


Megan Killis of Stella and Dot - Jacksonville Moms BlogMegan Killis

Stella & Dot – Jacksonville Moms Blog

Passionate about our Jacksonville community, and the Moms who live here.

 


Liz Morgan of Public Relations and Special EventsLiz Morgan

Public Relations and Special Events

An award-winning public relations firm with experience in Media Relations, Communication Strategy, and Special Events.

 


Sarah Roy of the Artist Series of JacksonvilleSarah Roy

the Artist Series in Jacksonville

The primary source for Broadway shows to cultural programs in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia.

 


Brides Against Breast Cancer The Brides Against Breast Cancer charity organization contributes to programs for cancer patients, their families and caregivers. They have outreach and educational efforts during their “Nationwide Tour of Gowns” bridal shows around our wonderful Country, to help ensure people impacted by cancer have access to the resources and information they need in their battle with cancer.


We found photos from the Brides Against Breast Cancer Ladies Night fundraiser event on Jacksonville.com.
Take a look, see if you find your photo among the happy group.


Wedding Gown Charity Fundraiser – Brides Against Breast Cancer

2013 Happy Brides Against Breast Cancer Wedding Gown Charity Fundraiser - Jacksonville FloridaIf you or a friend are looking for a wedding gown or bridal accessories like tiaras, veils, even shoes, and more, you’re in luck –

Brides Against Breast Cancer™ is bringing the “Original Nationwide Tour of Gowns” bridal show to Jacksonville, Florida on July 27 and 28, at the Sheraton Jacksonville Hotel, 10605 Deerwood Park Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32256


Brides Against Breast Cancer™  is comrade-in-arms, a cancer fighting organization serving a very “pink” purpose; they hold fundraising shows nationwide, and the wedding gown sales fund programs and services that are free to cancer patients and their families.

  • Brides Against Breast Cancer will have an average offering of nearly 1,000 new or gently worn bridal dresses, so brides-to-be can find their dream wedding gown at a greatly reduced cost.
  • Brides Against Breast Cancer sells most of these new and gently used designer wedding gowns at prices which range from $75 to $799, including beautiful new name brand and designer gowns valued up to $3,000. And, Brides Against Breast Cancer also offers layaway.

This video shares some nice memories from when Brides Against Breast Cancer visited Jacksonville, in January 2013.


Take a look at the Brides Against Breast Cancer in Jacksonville Flyer.


If you’d like to help Brides Against Breast Cancer and others fighting breast cancer, here are several ways to get involved:

  • Brides Against Breast Cancer accepts donations of contemporary gown styles, slips and veils, dating from 2009 to current.
  • Brides Against Breast Cancer is always happy to have volunteers to help with their local wedding gown charity fundraiser events.  As a volunteer you’ll help brides-to-be Say YES to the perfect dress for their special day.
  • Share this article; tell your friends, family and soon-to-be brides about the “Original Nationwide Tour of Gowns” Brides Against Breast Cancer Wedding Gown Charity Fundraiser, coming to Jacksonville, Florida on July 27 and 28.
  • Follow Brides Against Breast Cancer on Facebook and Twitter
  • Go online to http://www.bridesagainstbreastcancer.org/upcoming-shows-2013/jacksonville-fl-july-2013/ to register to attend a show and learn more. Or call 877-721-4673

BABC Putting Green at iwannaBuzz Jacksonville Putt N Crawl

2013 BABC Jacksonville Putt N Crawl putting greenThanks to wonderful support from some amazing volunteers, Bands Against Breast Cancer was able to construct an eye-catching, breast cancer fighting pink putting green, to participate in the Jacksonville Putt N Crawl event on Saturday, June 8, at Jacksonville Beach.


iwantaBUZZ.com launched Jacksonville Putt N Crawl to be an annual event, with equal parts mini-golf and beer, and a dash of fun and philanthropy. A portion of proceeds from ticket sales go to participating charities, and event participant golfers had fun trying their putting skills and visiting some of our great local bars. We all had a lot of fun while working to raise funds to help educate and empower women in the fight against breast cancer.

BABC Fun at the 2013 Jacksonville Putt N Crawl

If you’d like to be a BABC Volunteer, to help in one of our positive events, please follow our updated in our Bands Against Breast Cancer Facebook page, and Bands Against Breast Cancer on Twitter to find out about our next event, and then Contact BABC to join in the fun!