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Bands Against Breast Cancer Renames Mammogram Fund for Wilson
Jacksonville Beach, Fla. (Aug. 8, 2012) – Bands Against Breast Cancer (BABC) has renamed its mammogram fund to the Rick Wilson Memorial Mammogram Fund in memory of the BABC Board Member who passed away recently from a sudden stroke.
“Rick was great supporter of BABC,” said Henrietta (Hank) Watson, founder of BABC. “It was an extraordinarily sad day and time for us when he died. We felt there was no better way to honor him, his family and his friends than to name the fund in his memory. Rick could always be found at any BABC event, either taking pictures to capture a lasting moment for all of us, or doing whatever needed to be done to make an event happen.”
When BABC coordinated the bands for the 26.2 with Donna route this year, Watson says “Rick was by my side making it happen…even at 4:30 a.m. on a record-cold morning.”
The fund recently provided its first recipient with a diagnostic mammogram and biopsy. The recipient was not only a close friend of Rick’s, but also a Bands Against Breast Cancer volunteer. Fortunately, the biopsy was fine.
The primary source of the funding for the Rick Wilson Memorial Mammogram fund is a new addition to the organization, the Glams for Mamms calendar. Now in its second year of production, and preparing for the 2013 calendar, all of the models are breast cancer survivors.
“I’m thrilled beyond belief and it makes my heart happy to know that what we are doing can literally help save someone’s life,” said Laurie McSwain, a 2012 calendar model, breast cancer survivor, BABC volunteer and co-creator of the calendar.
To donate to the fund, please go to http://bandsagainstbreastcancer.com and click the “Donate” button, or checks can be mailed to: Bands Against Breast Cancer, PO Box 49251, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32240.
For more information on sponsorship of the calendar or Bands Against Breast Cancer, please contact BABC Founder, Hank Watson, at 904-545-1819 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.