During Pink Week 2022 (October 4-6), the Santa Barbara Breast Cancer Resource Center (BCRC) will present a series of free webinars focused on education, awareness and empowerment; and the Pink Lounge Gala, a one-night event kicking off Pink Week, Saturday, October 1 at the Arlington Theater in Santa Barbara.
The events will help raise funds to continue providing essential free services to people facing breast cancer in the Santa Barbara community. Pink Week coincides with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to raise awareness about the disease.
As the keynote speaker, on Tuesday, October 4, Dr. Winifred Leung, Radiologist at Sansum Clinic & Ridley-Tree Cancer Center and Honorary Chair of Pink Week 2022, will discuss Busting Myths About Mammograms.
Additional webinar topics include: Vitamin D Basics and Breast Cancer; Genetic test: is it for me? – How genetic counseling can help you; Mastectomy with skin and nipple preservation, especially in high-risk patients with a BRCA mutation; and a session by Dr. Silvia Corral dedicated to Spanish speakers.
The Pink Week 2022 series is organized by BCRC and made possible with the support of Presenting Sponsor Revitalash Cosmetics and Community Business Sponsors Sotheby’s International Realty, Union Bank, Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, UCLA Health, Wells Fargo, BMW Santa Barbara, Truist Bank, Maureen McDermut & Associates, Rudi Schulte Family Foundation.
Also, Santa Barbara Women’s Imaging Group and Pueblo Radiology, Sara Yegiyants, MD, FACS Plastic Surgery and Skin Spa, Wesley Schooler, MD, FACS and Santa Barbara Plastic Surgery Center, Cottage Health, Folded Hills/Kim and Andrew D. Busch Family Foundation , Montecito Bank and Trust, Sansum Clinic Ridley-Tree Cancer Center, Bibi Ji, Allergan Aesthetics.
Also, American Riviera Bank, Brashears Insurance Agency, Dusty Baker Group, DUO Catering, Farmers and Merchants Trust Company, Mechanics Bank, SoCalGas and individual donors.
Pink Week and the Pink Lounge Gala raise funds for BCRC, a local 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1997. BCRC celebrates 25 years of supporting people facing the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, or breast health problems.
“It takes the compassion, vision and generosity of many to pave the way forward,” said BCRC Chief Executive Officer Silvana Kelly. “We appreciate the continued support and generosity of the community that allows us to continue providing these important resources.”
BCRC provides resources and information, connecting clients with educational conferences, peer counseling, support groups, and several integrative therapies and wellness programs. All services remain free for anyone who needs them. The BCRC, at 55 Hitchcock Way, Santa Barbara, is funded solely by its fundraising events and dedicated donor base.
Call the BCRC for details at 805-569-9693 or visit https://www.bcrcsb.org/pinkweek/ for more information and to register online to attend webinars or purchase tickets for the Pink Lounge Gala.