ASCP set out to raise $5,000 toward Bright Pink by December 31, 2012, and we are pleased to announce that not only did we meet the challenge, but we raised more than $5,500 for this exemplary organization dedicated to educating young women about their risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer. Lindsay Avner founded Bright Pink after, at the age of 23, she became the youngest woman in the country to undergo a risk reducing double mastectomy. She tested positive for the BRAC1 gene mutation that put her at a higher risk for developing breast and ovarian cancer in her lifetime. The organization empowers young women under 40 to be proactive about their about their breast and ovarian health and to be cognizant of any risk factors that may make them more susceptible.
At the 2012 ASCP Annual Meeting, celebrity couple Giuliana and Bill Rancic shared their own struggles with breast cancer after Giuliani was diagnosed and underwent a double mastectomy at the age of 38 in December 2011. The Rancics, who are proponents of Bright Pink, inspired ASCP members to be more diligent in increasing awareness surrounding breast and ovarian cancer for themselves and their patients. A big thank you to our members who donated and continue to prove we are STRONGERTOGETHER. If you were not able to donate to Bright Pink, we encourage you to explore other ways that your donation dollars can enhance the mission of ASCP.
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