Monday, November 25, 2013

Thanksgivukkah- Thankful For You!

Together we are making a difference with awareness and savings lives and we hope you all feel an overwhelming amount of gratitude. For all of you, we are very thankful.

Often we are on the receiving line of the “thank you”; contacted by men or family members who have found us, found an outlet to share and to know they are not alone with a breast cancer diagnosis. Today however we’d like to take some time to thank those who have helped us to spread awareness of Male Breast Cancer and save lives.

HIS Breast Cancer Awareness was Co-founded in 2009 by Harvey I. Singer and Vicki Singer Wolf because we learned the hard way there is not a great deal of information available on Male Breast Cancer.  When Harvey was diagnosed, the humiliation and stigmas that went along with his diagnosis made dealing with breast cancer as a man, even that much more challenging than the diagnosis alone.  As a three time breast cancer survivor myself, I could guide him, as his sister I was there to support him, however being a male with breast cancer took a whole different level of support and that’s when we vowed to help others.
This year we are thankful for so many people and organizations that have assisted and supported HIS Breast Cancer Awareness, Harvey and myself.  Without them, this organization could not have accomplished all that it has and continues to do.  HIS BCA has been featured in many publications this year including TV, Radio, Internet sites, Newspapers, Print supplements and more and because of this, has helped educate so many. Thank you to;
WHAM 13 Rochester-
WHAM 13 Rochester on Male Mammogram -
Everyday Health Video 1-
Everyday Health Video 2-
The Pottstown Mercury (and their family of newspapers)
Tampa Live Fox 13-
Rochester 10NBC News WHEC
Chef Works-
Alan Blassberg, Pink & Blue Documentary-
Championship  LLC- -
Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey -
Homer Group Printing -
Alan Bassman- Bassman, Laserow, Adelman  Weiss, P.C. -
Nixon Peabody Law Firm-Jeans for BCA -
Wegman's Food Market-

We also want to thank those of you have been our guest writers, who have journaled of your experiences and shared them with our readers so others can gain knowledge from you. We welcome others to share their story or join our Forum for more conversations as these greatly assist so many.  Along with the social media groups we want to thank our facebook and twitter followers who not only ‘like’ what they read but “share” it as well which expands our reach of information. Please continue to share our post. 

Along with the many opportunities we have been presented with this year, we are very excited about the opportunity to be involved with a documentary on BRCA 1&2 mutation and how it contributes to breast cancer in both men and women. Pink& Blue is a documentary in the making that needs your support. Please visit Kickstarter to help fund this project and bring it to fruition.

Of course we could not have accomplished any of this without the support of our wonderful Medical Advisory Board,  families and friends. Harvey has been married for 34 years to his amazing wife Donna and has two wonderful sons (my nephews) Matthew and Jameson. Extra thanks to Matt for choosing HIS BCA as his sports team charity of choice- they took first place and HIS was a receiver of a nice check!  I have been married for 34 years to my husband Gary and have been blessed with 3 sons Samuel (his wife Melissa), Sean and Jeremy along with my future daughter in Melissa (yes I’ll have two Melissa’s!). All of them are not only understanding of our health needs, but have all added to the development and growth of HIS Breast Cancer Awareness in one way or another.  I want to thank my son Sam who is the creator of our informative web site and for all he does to help maintain it.  I can’t thank him enough for his guidance as without him, HIS could not reach so many people in such an informative way.
Our mother Libby (now 88 years old) and our Aunt Ruth (no 98) both are breast cancer survivors and the foundation for our being.  We are very thankful for their good health, their great support (plus their baking!) and are our biggest advocates! I also want to thank my daughter in law’s mother Janie (MJ) who has been a great help for HIS this year assisting us on projects and our accomplishments. We truly appreciate the donations made and the emotional support by our friends and family!

HIS Breast Cancer Awareness relies on donations to help with education and awareness.  Before this year comes to a close, please consider making a donation or purchasing donation cards in honor, in memory of someone you care about or a great way to send your Happy Holiday wishes. You can also purchase a gift for the holidays of our just released book by co-founder Harvey called Sir,You Have Breast Cancer!  As well as other great awareness products. Click here to SHOP or Donate;
HIS Breast Cancer Awareness is a registered 501©3 organization and all donations are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.  HIS Breast Cancer Awareness acknowledges all donations by email or mail, with a tax receipt to the provided address.

This is a very special Thanksgiving as it also combines the Chanukah holiday. This event only takes places once every 100 years so it is likely most of us will never experience this again.
Especially during this Thanksgivukkah holiday; Modah Ani – I/We are VERY THANKFUL

Editor, Co-founder; Vicki Singer Wolf

1 comment:

  1. The commitment and dedication of Vicki and Harvey to educate and offer information and support to the men and their families who are affected with and by breast cancer has clearly been a selfless journey. I have witnessed first hand their devotion and tireless efforts. To be (even) a small part of this passionate endeavor is an honor, inspired by the steadfastness, determination and generosity of Vicki and Harvey. I am proud and humbled to be associated with HIS and will continue to avail myself to Vicki and Harvey as they continue to expand and grow their message of hope, their mission of awareness and education and their dream of a cure. MJ