BCC Rally Updates

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2014 BCC Rally Week Event
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Registration for all of BCC Rally’s fundraising events from Sept. 21-27 is now open.

Sign up now for all the events you plan to attend to ensure your place. Need an extra incentive? From now until Sept. 1, early bird registration for the new, casual evening event, Denim & Diamonds, is $125; afterwards, the fee is $150. Admittance to the Walk and Wag Pink-a-thon is free!


Sunday, Sept. 21
Walk and Wag Pink-a-thon
(no registration required)

Tuesday, Sept. 23
Ladies' Golf and Luncheon

Thursday, Sept. 25
Men's Golf

Friday, Sept. 26
Ladies' Tennis and Luncheon

Saturday, Sept. 27
Denim & Diamonds Gala
BCC Rally Becomes First Rally Organization to Receive
Susan G. Komen Award for Donating $1 Million

BCC Rally Raises Record $220,000 for Annual Gift to Komen Charlotte


BCC Rally completed its 10-year anniversary of raising funds and awareness for breast cancer by receiving the prestigious Susan G. Komen Lifetime Pink Ribbon Circle Award for surpassing $1 million in contributions since its founding in 2004. BCC Rally is the first Rally for the Cure® to achieve this milestone.


In addition, BCC Rally presented a check for a record $220,000 to Komen Charlotte, reinforcing its distinction as the largest Rally organization in the U.S. since 2008 and Komen Charlotte’s largest single donor. The Pink Bow Campaign, BCC Rally’s highly visible community outreach program, contributed an impressive $75,000 to the overall funds raised.


Mike Smiley, board chairman of Komen Charlotte, presented the national Pink Ribbon Circle Award to BCC Rally board president Sue Dockstader. Smiley said Komen Charlotte is “thrilled and honored” that BCC Rally is part of the Charlotte community. He praised the organization and its many volunteers for setting and achieving such an ambitious goal and in a relatively short time period.

“This truly demonstrates your passion and dedication to your mission to bring people together to educate, build awareness and end breast cancer forever,” he said. “Over the past 10 years, all of you have come out to work collaboratively and enthusiastically to spread awareness of breast cancer and I assure you – you have made an incredible impact on our community.”

Gala Speakers Share Testimonies Regarding Organization's Impact

Local speakers at BCC Rally’s Pink Bow Gala, the culminating event of the BCC Rally fundraising week, gave moving testimony regarding the impact the organization has made since its founding in 2004.


Lori Vaccaro, executive director of Komen Charlotte, noted, “In 1980, 74% of women diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer lived beyond the five-year mark. Thanks to the investments in research that BCC Rally has helped us fund, today 98% of women diagnosed with stage 1 will live beyond the five-year year mark.”

 

Joe Pagani, co-founder of GoJenGo Foundation with his wife Jen to provide financial assistance and emotional support to local, in-need survivors, relayed her six-year struggle with breast cancer despite a year’s prognosis.

 

“As a two-time Ironman finisher, she’s incredibly strong,” he said. “What’s also helped us get this far is Komen-funded research that developed the drug Herceptin – funds that you helped raise. It’s made a death sentence something we can fight.”.

Order Your 2014 BCC Rally Shirt Today!
Go pink this year with a new Nike Dri-fit shirt in Rally pink and emblazoned with the BCC Rally logo on the left chest.
 
BCC Rally is selling these custom-designed pink shirts for $45 at bccrally.org in support of the cause.
 
The shirts come in women's sleeved and sleeveless styles in sizes XS-XXL, and a men’s sleeved version in sizes S-XXXL. Sample sizes are available now at the BCC pro shop.
 
“Look stylish and support the cause,” said Maria Fenwick, chair of Ladies’ Golf. “The shirts aren’t just appropriate for golf, tennis, and Walk and Wag Pink-a-thon, but they’re also perfect for wearing to the store, the movies, work, and the club. Who knew a shirt could be this versatile!”
 
Delivery is guaranteed for Rally week if ordered by Aug. 17. The final chance to order is Aug. 31; however, delivery by Rally week is then not guaranteed.

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The 2013 edition of Reflections has arrived.  It's a must read. See it online or request a printed copy.
BCC Rally Board Members Sue Dockstader, Carol Aaron and Jacque Farrell-Mulholland (not pictured) joined with other volunteers to handle a water station at the Run Jen Run 5K event on Saturday, March 1. Cold weather did not dampen the spirit of the runners who came.  We were heartened to see Pink Bows along the route to honor Jen Pagani's memory.
2014 Board of Directors

Carol Aaron
Natalie Corrigan
Sue Dockstader
Marcia Gainer
Jacque F. Mulholland
Mary Gilbert
John Shrom
Melanie Trotter

BCC Rally is a proud member of the Charlotte Chamber.