Did you know that each year, more than 4,000 women in Arizona are diagnosed with breast cancer?
And, that each and every single one of them has a place to go for help for free?
It’s true –Arizona Institute for Breast Health (AIBH) is a non-profit organization headquartered in north Scottsdale focused solely on providing women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer a second opinion on treatment options completely free of charge.
“Since our inception in 1998, we’ve sought to provide education, resources and support to newly diagnosed patients with the help of our volunteer team of physicians and medical professionals whose specialties include breast radiology, breast surgery, medical oncology, radiation oncology, reconstructive surgery, and breast pathology,” said AIBH co-founder Dr. Coral Quiet, who was recently named a finalist for the 2012 ATHENA Award for her to education women on their breast cancer treatment options.
And the organization’s hard – and sometimes costly – work has not gone unnoticed.
This year, in fact, the Scottsdale Airpark community is rolling up its sleeves and stepping up to join AIBH in its mission to help the women of Arizona with a special event – The First-Ever Breast of Scottsdale, which will be the PINKEST party Scottsdale has ever seen!
Sapporo Scottsdale, in partnership with Belvedere Vodka, is pleased to present this special event on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 from 6 p.m. to close. During this event, the community is invited to sip and sample sumptuous pink-themed food and drink menu items while enjoying great music, interactive photography by Clique Photo Station and other surprises. Pink attire is requested, and prizes will be awarded to the most creative, zany and fabulous pink costumes and casual wear alike. A portion of the proceeds from these items, which will be officially available throughout October at Sapporo Scottsdale, will benefit Arizona Institute for Breast Health and its critical mission. All proceeds from this September event will benefit the organization’s Pink Light District. Guests are also able to take advantage of the regularly priced wines, beers and cocktails as well as traditional menu items throughout the evening. The cost to attend is a simple $25 online donation that will be used to sponsor an AIBH “Pink Light,” which will honor a loved one of the guest’s choosing impacted by breast cancer. These lights will illuminate the Marshall Way Bridge in Scottsdale starting October 4 and throughout Breast Cancer Awareness Month in honor of all those we love impacted by the disease. To register, please visit aibh.org.
And, for those who want to get involved but are unable to make the party, starting today, members of the Scottsdale Airpark community and beyond are invited to sponsor a pink light in honor or in memory of a loved one touched by cancer as part of the annual Pink Light District to benefit AIBH by visiting www.PinkLightDistrict.org.
Pink Honor Lights may be given to anyone touched by breast cancer in any way, which is all of us:
· In honor of a brave survivor
· In memory of a loved one
· To recognize that special person in your doctor’s office
In addition to the light, each honoree who is gifted a light will receive a Pink Light Tribute Card, and their name will be placed in the 2012 Pink Light Honor Album on the AIBH website. There is no limit to the number of lights one can buy to recognize and honor those in their lives. Sponsorships of multiple lights and other donation opportunities are also available.
“This year, we are extremely honored to have Dr. William Leighton as our 2012 Pink Light District Premier Sponsor,” said AIBH executive director Christine Fenwick, a 17-year breast cancer survivor.
In addition to Dr. Leighton, other valuable corporate sponsors include Yeager North, Iron Medical Systems, Olive & Ivy, Anasazi Internal Medicine, HMA Public Relations, Sapporo Scottsdale, Leighton & Abdo Attorneys at Law, Fiesta Furnishings and Arizona Breast Cancer Specialists, which is led by AIBH co-founder Dr. Quiet. She also serves as the organizations volunteer medical director.