Brunch Benefits Cancer FoundationThe Breast Cancer Site
The Jack and Jill Foundation is a philanthropic African-American group that reaches out to children by creating social community programs. According to the Raleigh Fox affiliate WRAL, the Raleigh-Wake Chapter, which operates in North Carolina, extended its reach beyond helping kids this April by hosting a brunch that benefited a breast cancer organization. The jazz-themed event took place at the The Garden on Millbrook and helped raised money for the Pretty in Pink Foundation.
The brunch highlighted the importance of breast cancer education, particularly for African-American women. According to the American Cancer Society, African Americans have the highest risk of death because of cancer. Event organizers stressed the importance of taking early detection measures, eating a healthy diet and exercising, all of which help increase the chances of surviving the disease.
The Pretty in Pink Foundation is a practical organization that donates time and assistance to men and women currently living with breast cancer. Members will help patients with the day-to-day living of the disease. For example, organizations may donate limousine services to help patients get to doctors' appointments and child care groups might babysit kids for free. Pretty in Pink organizes these groups and reaches out to those in need of help.