This is what its all about
My wife Amy, was diagnosed with breast cancer this year during a routine Mammogram. From the time of the diagnosis, she has undergone biopsy's, tests and surgery and now awaiting the radiation treatment which will be started in early June. This road that Amy and I along with family and friends has been very demanding and hard to deal with at times. However, no matter how many days we cried together, asked the "Why" question, Amy and I always kept the faith and belief that God is with her and will see her through it. We also realized that maybe we could use this experience to help others. This event to say the least, was very eye opening as far as introducing us into the world of "CANCER". Our life changed dramatically as far as how we look at things and how precious life is. We also realized we wanted to do something to help others so they can also reap the benefits of a Mammogram.
Once Amy and I decided we wanted to do something to make people aware of the preventive measures that can help detect breast cancer in the early stages (as was done with Amy), we needed to find an organization to support that had the same ideals as we did. That is why we picked "The National Breast Cancer Foundation", they promote and provide mammograms for people that cannot afford them.
Since Amy and I are avid golfers and are members of Cypress Point Country Club and Bistro, we decided a golf event would be a great fund raiser. So here we are.
Here is the Latest Happenings:
Amy has recently finished 7 weeks of radiation treatment. Her last day was on the 2nd of Aug. Unfortunately she ended up in the hospital for four days due to a breathing problem. After being released by Sentara on the 6th with no answers as to what happened we now proceed back to Portsmouth Naval Hospital to see if they can give us answers. One thing Sentara did was eliminate what it could have possibly been! The cyst on Amy's back is causing her great pain and we are hoping they can get her into surgery sooner and not later.
This is the latest on the Golf Tournament: THE GOLF TOURNAMENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED!! DUE TO AMY'S PENDING BACK SURGERY!!!!
Due to an unforseen surgery that Amy must go through at the end of August and the uncertainties that will follow. We (Amy and I, Sponsors and Supporters) it was determined that in the best interest of all that we postpone the Golf Tournament in order for me to concentrate on Amy's recovery. We are sorry for all the inconvenience and I would like to thank the supporters that have donated to this event. All prizes that have been collected will be returned to each with hopes that they will donate again for next tournament. To all that are contemplating to donate we will also follow up with you. The tournament is being tentatively planned for May 14th, we are looking at a couple of locations and contemplating adding more big sponsors to enhance the tournament in May. Stay tuned for further updates
Click the link below to donate directly to NBCF on behalf of Save The Girls Now!! Remember for Every $100.00 donated one person that cannot afford a Mammogram will now have that chance!
SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES ARE BEING REVAMPED FOR THE TOURNAMENT IN MAY!! STAY TUNED FOR THE CHANGES
Inaugural Golf Tournament and Fundraising for National Breast Cancer Association
Food, Fun, Networking
WHEN: MAY ??, 2014
8:00 AM Registration Starts
10:00 Tee Off
4 Person Best Ball Captains Choice Shotgun Start (Limited to 30 Teams)
400.00 per Team or 100.00 per Individual (individuals can be placed on teams)
Make Checks Payable to Richard Schwartz
Green-fees/Cart, Range Balls, Coffee and Doughnuts (prior to tee off), Lunch after the Event, Ditty Bags
Prizes to include:
Longest Drive (Men & Women), Closest to the Pin (Men and Women), Most Accurate Longest Drive (Men and Women), Door Prizes
Deadline for submitting Teams is 1 Sep 2013
POC Richard Schwartz 650-9278
All Proceeds to Benefit The National Breast Cancer Foundation
Cancer Groups :
We are currently working with different Cancer Organizations to set up displays that will show the different types of treatment for breast cancer and other related types of Cancer. These displays will be set up at the golf course in a central location during the tournament. This event is open to the public. Hours 0900-1200
National Breast Cancer Foundation
Hampton University Proton Treatment
Breast Cancer Information:
HOW NBCF STARTED
The National Breast Cancer Foundation was founded in 1991 by breast cancer survivor, Janelle Hail. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1980 at the age of 34. At the time of her diagnosis, there was little information about the disease, and she was forced to make a decision about her health with few options. After her treatment, Janelle made a commitment to help women around the world by educating them about breast cancer and the importance of early detection.
THE MISSION OF NBCF
NBCF’s mission is to save lives through early detection and to provide mammograms for those in need. This mission includes increasing awareness through education, providing diagnostic breast care services for those in need, and providing nurturing support services.
Breast cancer is one of the leading health crises for women in the United States. 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. There is currently no known cure for breast cancer, and its early diagnosis is critical to survival.
According to The National Cancer Institute (NCI), getting a high-quality mammogram and having a clinical breast exam on a regular basis are the most effective ways to detect breast cancer early. The National Cancer Institute recommends women age 40 and older receive annual mammogram screenings to provide early detection of breast cancer.
However, with increased healthcare costs and a rapidly increasing percentage of uninsured women, many simply cannot afford the cost of screening tests. These women are at a significantly higher risk of dying from breast cancer if later diagnosed.
That’s why NBCF provides free mammograms to women in all 50 states through our network of hospitals. We are now joining hands with people around the world to provide breast cancer education.
HOW NBCF FULFILLS ITS MISSION
NBCF is a stabilizing force in the lives of hundreds of thousands of women who have reached a crossroad in their lives and need a helping hand to get across the bridge. NBCF offers free, innovative programs that other organizations aren’t providing to women facing breast cancer. These programs include:
National Mammography Program
Beyond The Shock
Early Detection Plan
Breast Health Education
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NBCF is one of the most recognized and respected breast cancer charities in the world. Since 2003, NBCF has received the highest 4-star rating by Charity Navigator, America’s premier charity evaluator. Each year, over 80% of our revenue is directed to our life-saving programs, and because of that, NBCF has grown by 20% each year since 2005.
If you have any questions concerning this site, the golf tournament or how to donate door prizes, sponsor a hole, or get your Cancer Group involved.
Please Contact Rick and Amy Schwartz at the email listed below or call 757-650-9278 Daytime 757-650-8742 evenings and weekends
Rick & Amy Schwartz