Wow! October has not been the month I thought it would be...

The world is feeling like a scary and sad place for many people right now. I am reminding my family that we need to stay positive, hold on tight to our loved ones and take care of ourselves, both mentally and physically. As a breast cancer survivor, taking care of my health is no longer optional—it’s mandatory, and I’ve had to learn that self-care is just as important as caring for others.


As you may know, I am hosting a fundraiser for the exceptional Orange County organization, Breast Cancer Angels. Promoting this event has been hard for me this month, due to the recent events in Las Vegas, the treacherous hurricanes in the East, and our own, tragic California wildfires. Yet, after some soul-searching, I came to terms with the necessity of raising funds NOW for those afflicted with breast cancer—because every single day, no matter what else on Earth is occurring, women are sick, suffering and scared from this disease.


Beating breast cancer doesn’t end the journey. I have blood draws every three months and when I’m due for an MRI, the worry that another tumor may appear can be overwhelming. BUT! Putting on an event for Breast Cancer Angels helps me stay focused on the positive. It moves me tremendously. I love how the community comes together to help, donate and support this event and planning it allows me to focus on making it a fundraiser people enjoy year after year.

“…every single day, no matter what else on Earth is occurring, women are sick, suffering and scared from this disease.”


Although my blood work remains outstanding, that is not the case for far too many. Because of this, and because I understand the worry, fear and anxiety that comes with battling this disease, I choose to support Orange County’s Breast Cancer Angels. They give 100% of all donations directly to women undergoing breast cancer treatment, to help them offset co-pays, medical expenses, prescriptions and more. The Breast Cancer Angel’s generosity is unprecedented and it is due to a silent donor who absorbs BCA’s meager operating costs.


I am SO excited about this year’s event! Last year, we raised over $15,000, and I hope to top that number this month. We’ve got catering from Tutto Fresco, DJ Rick Hettish to help us get in the dancing mood, brews from Laguna Beach Beer Company and more.

Come for the FUN and be sure to take part in our silent auction and opportunity drawings…we’ve got signed sports memorabilia, a couples’ massage at Pelican Hill, gift cards from local OC restaurants, rounds of golf, fine jewelry, one-of-a-kind artwork and numerous giveaways for you to take home, all as you support Orange County women and their fight against breast cancer.

I’m looking forward to seeing you at the beautiful Coto Valley Country Club—so purchase your tickets by Tuesday, October 24!

Tickets: $50

When: October 27, 2017

6:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Where: Coto Valley Country Club

Open Bar Dinner Music Dancing Door Prizes Silent Auction Drawings

Highlights from Last Year's Event


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