In May, I hosted an exclusive shopping event at David Yurman on Oak Street in Chicago. A portion of the proceeds benefitted Bright Pink. Bright Pink is an organization that enlightens and empowers high-risk individuals to take control of the breast and ovarian health. The organization provides education, offers support and a sense of community for a better and brighter future.
The founder of Bright Pink, Lindsay Avner, tested positive for a mutation on the BRCA1 gene, indication she had a lifetime risk of up to 87 percent of developing breast cancer and 54 percent of developing ovarian cancer. Not wanting to become another victim of cancer, as it had three generations of women before her, she opted to have a bilateral prophylactic mastectomy. At the time, Lindsay was the youngest patient nationally to opt for the procedure. During her experience, Lindsay realized the lack of resources for women in her exact situation.
Bright Pink is the only national organization with an exclusive focus on prevention and early detection of breast and ovation cancer in high-risk young women. The organization has 10,000 members nationwide and continues to grow everyday.
I have been involved and supported Bright Pink since 2007. After losing my mother to breast cancer, I needed to find other young women who could help support me with questions I had about my health. With that being said, it was my pleasure to host the David Yurman shopping event. Below are some pictures courtesy of CS Magazine - Modern Luxury.