A Decade of Differences

A Decade of Differences

By Shellie Miller

Our local communities are known for stepping up when others are in need. From banding together and helping each other to heal after the Douglas tragedy to sending containers full of supplies to the hurricane-stricken Bahamas, residents in Coral Springs and Parkland are noted for supporting their friends and neighbors in times of trouble.

Ten years ago the fundraising efforts of ‘Not My Daughter…find a cure now!’ began with their very first event. Born from one woman’s struggle through breast cancer and mastectomy, the compassion and support of her friends turned into an impressive movement. Met with much success from the very first affair, a decade of awareness and successful annual luncheons has reminded families that research, self-exams, mammograms, and support for people dealing with health crises are necessary for a healthy community overall.

Through their ten years of fundraising efforts, dozens of volunteers and thousands of financial donors have passionately been working together to ensure that all of our children have a future filled with promise and hope for an end to breast cancer. Kudos to our amazing community for helping to ensure that October remains pink and will always be a symbol of breast cancer awareness.