Purpose on parade

Breast Cancer Alliance Executive Director Yonni Wattenmaker. Photograph courtesy BCA

Before the Super Bowl, you can support the Breast Cancer Alliance in Greenwich and have fun doing it with “Kids for a Cause,” Sunday, Feb. 7, from 2 to 4 p.m. The accent will be on adorability as models ages 3 to 10 sport everything from playground wear to birthday party best, courtesy of Hoagland’s of Greenwich, at the Round Hill Club.

“We’re so excited to host this,” says BCA Executive Director Yonni Wattenmaker. “It’s a great way to engage the young supporters of our organization without their having to sacrifice family time.”

Founded in 1996 by breast cancer survivors and their friends, the Breast Cancer Alliance is one of the largest, private, non-corporate breast cancer organizations in the United States. Since its inception, the organization has awarded more than $21 million in grants, supporting its mission to improve survival rates and quality of life for those affected by breast cancer through better prevention, early detection, treatment and cure. The Breast Cancer Alliance invests in innovative research, breast surgery fellowships, regional education, dignified suppor, and screening for the underserved. Over its nearly two-decade history, the Alliance has funded cutting-edge research and one-year postgraduate breast surgery fellowships at more than 25 of the nation’s leading research institutions.

Tickets are $50; $25 for children age 3 and over. To purchase tickets or for more information, email info@breastcanceralliance.org or call 203-861-0014. And for more on the BCA’s April 9 20th anniversary gala and keynote speaker Joan Lunden, look for WAG’s March “Celebrate Design” issue.

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