Next month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we have a special event coming up to help support “Tulsa Project Woman”. The 4th Annual Breast Impressions Gala and Live Auction will take place on October 2 at the OU Schusterman Campus in Founders Hall.
Breast Impressions holds this annual gala to support "Tulsa Project Woman." Each year in October during Breast Cancer Awareness month. Breast Impressions takes pride in knowing they are making a difference as they provide screening and treatment to women and men who are not financially able to pay for their care, and have no health insurance.
This year’s event will honor Marilyn Ihloff and celebrate her 20th anniversary of being breast cancer free! During the event, guests will celebrate survivors from around the state, while raising money for a very important cause.
Breast Impressions’ mission is to increase breast cancer awareness and raise funds to support breast cancer education, prevention, and treatment. Breast Impressions donates breast casting kits to women who have been recently diagnosed with breast cancer and wish to make a memory prior to surgery.
As a breast cancer survivor, myself, I can attest that breast cancer is a problem for the state of Oklahoma and Tulsa County. In the last ten years, nearly 1,000 women and men have died in Tulsa County from this horrible disease with a total of 5,350 around the state. It’s estimated that 2,400 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in Oklahoma this year. One in seven women will get breast cancer in their lifetime. Breast Impressions is making an impact supporting women to be advocates for their own health, believing early detection is the key to saving lives.
For more information, please contact Judi Grove at 918-691-3874.
I welcome and appreciate any comments or questions you might have for me. At the State Senate, I can be reached by writing to Senator Judy Eason McIntyre, State Capitol, 2300 N. Lincoln Blvd. Room 527B, Oklahoma City, OK 73105, emailing me at email@example.com, or by calling (405) 521-5598 and speaking to my assistant Roxanne Blystone.