Breast Cancer Awareness Month – A Benefit for Tena Bobb Elliott

 

With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we wanted to mention a benefit for a friend of ours Tena Bobb Elliott. On December 12, 2011 Tena found a lump on her right breast, December 17th she was diagnosed with stage 3 Triple Negative Invasive Breast Cancer. On December 23, 2011 she had surgery to have the tumor removed and had four more surgeries by the end of March. The cancer became so aggressive it had spread to lymph nodes which, was removed in April. She started a regimen of Chemo for 6 months, and now is starting her next battle for a round of intense radiation for 6 1/2 weeks.

In result of the intense rounds of Chemo her hands were burned from inside out, and was recently hospitalized for blood clots in her leg and lungs. Due to the blood clots she now has to give herself two shots in the stomach daily for the next year. She has many more surgeries to come over the next year. Tena is a wife, mother of two children 19 and 7 years old and loving grandmother. Please come out and help support Tena and her family in their time in need.

If you would like to attend the Tena Bobb Elliott here are the details:

Saturday, November 17, 2012
Good Times Bar & Grill
1507 W. Hwy. 6
Alvin, TX 77511

Car Wash THIS SATURDAY!!!!
Cars & Trucks $6.00
9:00 am until 1:00 pm
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Smoothie Espresso
173 Tovera Rd
Alvin, TX

If you are unable to attend and would like to donate you can do so by visiting http://www.gofundme.com/18jlx0

Breast cancer awareness is an effort to raise awareness and reduce the stigma of breast cancer through education on symptoms and treatment. Supporters hope that greater knowledge will lead to earlier detection of breast cancer, which is associated with higher long-term survival rates, and that money raised for breast cancer will produce a reliable, permanent cure.

Breast cancer advocacy and awareness efforts are a type of health advocacy. Breast cancer advocates raise funds and lobby for better care, more knowledge, and more patient empowerment. They may conduct educational campaigns or provide free or low-cost services. Breast cancer culture, sometimes called pink ribbon culture, is the cultural outgrowth of breast cancer advocacy, the social movement that supports it, and the larger women’s health movement.

The pink ribbon is the most prominent symbol of breast cancer awareness, and in most countries, the month of October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As “the darling of corporate America”, national breast cancer organizations receive substantial financial support from corporate sponsorships

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