Kathy's Friends Drink for Pink

Kathy's Friends Drink for Pink

From Kristi Weidenbach

Hello, Kathy's Friends! Welcome to my fundraising page! This year funds will go to the Wyoming Breast Cancer Initiative. Come celebrate with us on Friday, October 13th at Knights of Columbus from 5-10 p.m.

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8 months ago

Thank you to Kristi and everyone who participated!! Kathy's Friends Drink for Pink exceeded their goal of $12,500 to raise the most money ever - the Fundly account and money received during the event! The Wyoming Breast Cancer Initiative will grant these funds into Wyoming programs starting in 2018. Thank you from the WBCI!!

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In April 2005, I lost my mom, Kathy Ackerman Weidenbach, to breast cancer. In her honor, I am hosting this fundraiser to remember those we have lost, celebrate those we still have, and fight for those who will become fighters.

In 2011, my aunt, Gretchen Ackerman Lilley, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer.  With some research and knowledgeable doctors, she came to find out that there was a correlation between breast and ovarian cancers when there is a genetic link.  Unfortunately, the mutated gene, BRCA1, has affected my family greatly.  My mom was unfortunately never tested for the mutation (probably because it wasn't as well known over 10 years ago), so that prevented my aunt from being able the gene prior to being diagnosed.  Unfortunately, my aunt lost her battle October 2015, leaving behind her husband and four children.

In 2014, my sister, Kelly Weidenbach Vigil, was tested and found out that she, too, had the gene.  Thankfully, in March 2015, she was able to take preventative measures to lower her risk of developing breast and plans to take further measures to lower her risk of developing ovarian cancer.

Know that your funds donated go to, not only finding a cure but to helping scientists find major breakthroughs in the areas of the BRCA1 and BRCA2.

Please join Kathy's Friends on Friday, October 13th at Knights of Columbus from 5-10 p.m. for Drink for Pink. There will be fun, pink drinks (includes non-alcoholic  ), as well as delicious food (no-host). We'll also have a raffle for fun items!

Please help me support the Wyoming Breast Cancer Initiative by making a donation today!  

Remember, every dollar counts. But if you can't make a donation right now, help me reach my goal by sharing this page on Facebook.  Or, even better, send an e-mail to friends you think might be interested in contributing and include a link to my page!

Thank you so much for your generosity. You are truly helping us bring an end to cancer.

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8 months ago

Update #1

Thank you to Kristi and everyone who participated!! Kathy's Friends Drink for Pink exceeded their goal of $12,500 to raise the most money ever - the Fundly account and money received during the event! The Wyoming Breast Cancer Initiative will grant these funds into Wyoming programs starting in 2018. Thank you from the WBCI!!

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