“You have breast cancer.” Four words no woman ever wants to hear. I know what it’s like to go through cancer treatment. I also know how expensive it can be. That’s why I’m asking you to join (locally + virtually!) Team Pink Fortitude, Custom Ink, and the National Breast Center Foundation as we Walk to Bust Cancer!
This post is sponsored by Custom Ink Fundraising.
My Breast Cancer Story
We had already been shopping for rings when I noticed a small lump on my right breast one summer morning. Neither was a surprise, but in 48 hours time, those 8 words, “you have breast cancer,” and “will you marry me?” changed my life forever. I went through surgery, chemo, and radiation. We got married 10 days after treatment ended. (picture is taken right before we left for the Justice of the Peace).
This month, I’m celebrating my 8-year breast cancer survivorversary. I can’t believe how fast these years have come and gone. It’s like I blinked and went from cancer diagnosis to being shy of a decade in the clear. Of course, while going through everything, it felt like the end of the world. But now it’s a distant memory. Crystal clear yet blurry. Life altering. A place I would never want to go back to, but a place I’m extremely glad I came from.
I know how devastating a breast cancer diagnosis can be. I also know how expensive it is. We paid $20k out of pocket and that was WITH great insurance. This is why I want to thank Custom Ink for helping me support the National Breast Center Foundation. Keep reading to see how you can support this great organization to help bust cancer, and pick up a super cool t-shirt in the process.
About Custom Ink Fundraising
Founded in 2013, Custom Ink Fundraising has helped people raise over 50 million dollars for many worthy causes. I love using their fundraising portal and t-shirts to support the National Breast Center and the Walk to Bust Cancer. I’ve been a part of their walk from the first year, and am so excited to see my friends and family – locally AND virtually – wear Team Pink Fortitude with pride! PS – they are local to the Washington, DC Metro area.
Custom Ink is the leader in custom apparel and accessories for groups, events, and special occassions. Custom Ink helps people create custom gear for their clubs, companies, charities, family reunions, and more.
Here’s how it works:
Design Your Shirt. Create something unique. Use a design that represents your cause or has personal meaning and an inspirational message that will resonate with your supporters. Not creative? Custom Ink’s team of expert artists will help you to ensure your design looks great.
Tell Your Story. Consider why you are supporting the cause and what it means to you. Share your story on social media to bring awareness to your campaign.
Track Your Progress. Track the success of your campaign and money raised through the Custom Ink Fundraising Dashboard.
Easy Fulfillment. Once the campaign has closed, Custom Ink fulfills the orders and the money raised is sent directly to the designated cause. They handle EVERYTHING!
Please visit our Custom Ink Fundraising page to learn more!
National Breast Center Foundation
The National Breast Center Foundation exists to:
- Educate women and physicians in the Washington DC Metro area about breast cancer and treatment options available.
- Increase access to breast cancer screening, treatment, and supportive services for underprivileged and uninsured/underinsured women in the community.
- Implement technology to provide high-quality screening and treatment services in order to detect breast cancer at early stages.
Join Team Pink Fortitude to Bust Cancer!
This campaign runs from Wednesday, August 15 through Wednesday, September 19. After the campaign ends, your t-shirt will be shipped to you. Save the date and wear your Team Pink Fortitude t-shirt on Sunday, October 14th. Whether you are joining us at Fort Hunt Park in Alexandria, VA or joining us virtually, be sure to tag us on Instagram with #pinkfortitude, #walktobustcancer, #customink, and #custominkfundraising.
Please visit our Custom Ink Fundraising page to learn more! And even begin a fundraiser of your own!
Love, hugs, and busting breast cancer.HERE.