From Our Hearts 17th Annual Breast Fest Walk
March 10, 2018
THANK YOU to everyone who came out to the SJCCA Saturday for Breast Fest. Our event was smaller this year, but with the donations received there will still be help for Breast Cancer screenings and procedures in our community. It was a beautiful and inspiring day. We are so thankful for the 20 new people who became new members of From Our Hearts. With their help, next year we will continue with the 18th Annual Breast Fest.
By ED FRANKS ([email protected]) , Pine Island Eagle To read full article click here
Due to the shortage of volunteers Pine Island From Our Hearts has joined forces with the Beacon of HOPE for this year’s 17th Annual BreastFest Walk to be held Saturday, March 10.
“Unfortunately this year we were forced to cancel the festivities that surround the walk,” From Our Hearts president Barb Riordan said. “But we always have 300 to 400 walkers every year and with the Beacon’s help and their many volunteers, we have scheduled the walk. We’re inviting all walkers to our 5K and 1 mile walk next month.”
From Our Hearts is now looking to the future to continue to provide financial help to members of the community in their fight against breast cancer.
“Our success has been because of the generosity of each of our members,” Riordan said. “Over the years we have been able to help over 1,000 women and men in our community to receive critical evaluations and treatment in their fight against breast cancer. To do this we need your help.”
“The Beacon of HOPE is proud to be a partner with From our Hearts,” Beacon executive director Betsy Haesemeyer said. “Working together we can better identify residents in need of services and initiate next health care steps as quickly as possible. From Our Hearts and the Beacon currently work with Partners in Breast Cancer Care and Lee Health, the experts in facilitating the services (diagnostic testing through treatment) our residents may need.
“Together the 3 organizations can make the difference for individuals and their families in detecting and fighting Breast Cancer.”
Pine Island From Our Hearts next meeting is at the Blue Crab Key clubhouse on Feb. 8 from 4-6 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.
If people are interested in finding out more, they can call 239-283-5643 or 239-247-3276 or attend the next meeting. They can also email FOH at [email protected].
Help break the Largest Pink Ribbon record at this year’s Partners Human Pink Ribbon event on October 7th at Miromar Outlets ~ 9:00AM. VIP Breakfast offered by Naples Flatbread between 9 ~ 10. Photo of the human pink ribbon will be taken at 10:45. Everyone will receive a Miromar Savings Brochure so you can enjoy a shopping spree after the event!! $20 donation for the pink umbrella/$10 if you bring your umbrella from last year! Registration to open SOON. www.pfbcc.org/454-8540.
Due to Hurricane activity this event has been rescheduled to MAY 12, 2018.
From Our Hearts attends Beacon of Hope’s Wellness Committee Meeting.
From Our Hearts, as a member of the Beacon of Hope’s Wellness Committee, attended a Cancer Coalition Outreach meeting at St John’s Episcopal Church at 771 Stringfellow Rd, St. James City on July 18, 2017. All local organizations and members of the community were invited to attend this session where we introduced islanders to many of the free or low cost services available to those facing cancer. In addition to sharing information about these available services, the Beacon of Hope’s Wellness Committee is building a resource guide so island residents will know where to go when in need either due to health or non health related issues. This meeting was a beginning to build that directory.
To read further information about the Beacon Wellness Committee go to the recent article in the Pine Island Eagle
Election of Board Members
June 9, 2017
As we look forward into the 2017 /2018 fundraising year, we are going to ramp up our efforts to get new members. It is important to focus on the important aspect of the organization that allows it to be successful. Our organization membership.
Not only do we need a group of active members but our success also depends on the back bone of Board Members who guide the growth of the organization.
That is why our June meeting is so vitally important. During this month we collected the yearly membership renewals and took nominations to fill the open seats of our Board of Directions.
The Board of Directors chosen for the 2017-2018 fund raising year are:
President – Barb Riordan – Vice President – Dee Hanks – Secretary Dona Wells-Secretary – Treasurer – Barb Riordan – Auditor – Dee Hank
Board Members – Patricia Downing , Julie Herder, Terri James, Mary Scott, Kris Hornsby
If you are were unable to attend this meeting and would like to become a voting member of the organization; mail, fax or email your membership application (click here for membership form) at anytime during the year. There are additional seats available on the board and nominations can also be made anytime during the year by a voting member. (click here for election form)
Please help us assure that the work this organization is able to accomplish continues to flourish.
The From Our Hearts Board of Directors
Barb Riordan, Dee Hanks, Dona Wells, Patricia Downing, Julie Herder, Kris Hornsby, Terri James, and Mary Scott
Dear Supporters of From Our Hearts, Inc.
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