Our Pennsylvania Volunteers
“We can’t do what we do without you.”
Thank you for all your dedication and hard work!
Comfort Card Volunteer:
|Christine Uporsky is a melanoma survivor who donates her time and talents making Comfort Cards for our Breast Friends.|
Our Breast Friends volunteer at many of our events! We are grateful to our family members and friends who volunteer their time to support our events, like our Coach Bingo.
Zeta Phi Delta Volunteers:
“The women of Zeta Phi Delta have been an active part of Breast Friends of PA for the past several years. They have created chemo kits for women going through treatment, decorated bras for our annual BRA Crawl, raised funds and volunteered at our 5K Walk and Run. For the past 3 years, we have been invited to speak and take part in The Pink Tea at Marywood University. What an amazing event to share mission of Breast Friends, to young women who already understand the importance of sisterhood. Thank you for all that you do for us.”
OUR YOUNGEST VOLUNTEERS:
We are ‘tickled pink!’
Brownie Troop 981 presented cards made by its troop to Co-directors Vivian Vega and Kelli Mercurio at their meeting on February 20th. The girls earned their Painting badge while supporting our Comfort Card program. Each brownie was also presented with a pink ribbon pin for her sash as a thank you for their support.
But our youngest “breast friends” aren’t stopping there! The girls will also be volunteering their time at our Longaberger Basket/Vera Bradley Bingo on Sunday, April 22nd.
OUR FIRST VOLUNTEER:
Tisho Holtby Jessop. “I live in Mount Airy, Maryland with my husband Stuart and when I’m not volunteering for breast cancer causes I volunteer for an animal rescue organization and enjoy baking, photography and keeping up with our niece and five nephews. I got involved in breast cancer events in 2004 after losing my friend Debra at the age of 34. In 2008 I registered for my first Susan G. Komen 3-Day in support of my aunt Barbara. She lost her fight that March at the age of 50 and her daughters are the reason I continue this fight. I made a promise to Barbara that I would do whatever I could to make sure Maddy & Liz never have to face a breast cancer diagnosis. Since 2008, six more friends of mine have been diagnosed with breast cancer and all of them are surviving and thriving. This disease is unrelenting but luckily so am I!”