Family and Friends:
On Saturday, June 3, this Jersey born and Texas raised gal will be modeling in one of Austin's most theatrical and esteemed fundraisers - Art Bra Austin - benefiting the Breast Cancer Resource Center (BCRC). Art Bra Austin is a fully-costumed, professionally produced runway show and auction that raises funds to support local women who, like me, have been affected by breast cancer. There is nothing that can compare to the feeling I get participating for such an event.
By supporting me, you will ensure the next woman diagnosed with breast cancer will have a place to ask their questions, explore their options, and connect with fellow survivors and lifers who can relate in a way no one else can.
I was diagnosed the week before Thanksgiving 2013 and that's when I met Diane with BCRC. Even though I felt as though my world was crashing around me, she was my buoy, my lighthouse in the storm. She helped me cope with my new normal. You see, all of the navigators who work there are breast cancer survivors, just like me. Because of what BCRC has done for me, I have felt more part of life and have received much needed emotional and physical support from this great organization.
I went through treatment and was done right before Christmas thanks to my wonderful medical team that were with me the whole way and afterwards. Many thanks to my medical team: Dr. Larry Kravitz - Primary Care; Dr. Michael Regan - Surgeon; Texas Oncology: Dr. Karl Nuesch - Radiation Oncologist; Dr. John Sandbach - Medical Oncologist and their staff; and Austin Radiological Association.
I am passionate about life. I love the outdoors and enjoy crafting. I have a fantastic husband, Casey, 2 grown sons, Corey and Jonathan, a beautiful daughter in law, Helen, the cutest granddaughter, Barrett, and wonderful siblings, James, Erin, Jennifer, Bethany, Jon, and Tim.
Being on this unplanned journey has taught me that nothing in life is given, there is no promise of tomorrow, I must live my life in the fullest and serve others.
To have Art Bra Austin to be a fundraising success would mean that BCRC would have the ability to support more breast cancer patients get through this crazy experience of the new normal, which is very important to me.
Art Bra Austin is responsible for raising 1/3 of BCRC's budget and has a direct relationship on BCRC's ability to retain its patient navigators and offer its education classes, support groups, and financial assistance programs at no cost to the survivor.
First and foremost, I want to thank my husband, Casey, for telling and showing me that he is here for the long haul, and my immediate family - Jennifer, Helen, Corey and Jonathan. I want to thank my medical team and staff. I want to thank everyone at BCRC, without them, I would be still bouncing around on that crazy sea.
So, please help me ensure every woman gets the help she needs, and consider a contribution towards my Art Bra Model fundraising page. I HAVE UNTIL JUNE 3RD TO REACH MY GOAL!!
To donate, click on the 'Donate Now' button at the top of this page!
Thank you! I appreciate your support!
Much love to you all - Jeanne
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Breast Cancer Resource Center
Art Bra® Austin
Art Bra® Austin is a charity fundraiser like no other. Every year, Austin's talented community of artists, designers, and jewelers submit their original works of wearable art to be showcased by a dynamic group of Art Bra® Austin Models - all breast cancer survivors and clients of BCRC. This feisty group of BCRC clients reflect the diversity of the thousands of women we serve annually. For most, Art Bra® Austin is a transformative experience. The unique event is a tribute to their courage, strength, and tenacity and the result is a triumphant show filled with light, color, movement, and most of all - attitude!
Breast Cancer Resource Center (BCRC)
The Breast Cancer Resource Center (BCRC) is a nonprofit organization providing guidance, education, and assistance to thousands of local women whose lives have been disrupted by breast cancer. Staffed by breast cancer survivors, BCRC helps each woman find her footing and determine the solutions that are right for her.
BCRC was founded in 1995 as a volunteer-staffed helpline and a single support group. Today, in addition to being survivors, BCRC staff are trained support professionals and experts in where to go, what to do next, and how to keep a woman moving forward through diagnosis, treatment, and beyond. We serve more than 2,200 women annually, offering personalized guidance, robust educational opportunities, and several financial and personal assistance programs. All of it – free of charge – to the client.