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May 14, 2010

I have a sister who is a breast cancer survivor and I have known a number of people who also were survivors, but I still did not give the subject much thought. A couple of years ago I attended the first Breast Impressions exhibit of impressions. Each impression, of a woman’s breasts prior to or after surgery, or in tribute to someone who had breast cancer, is decorated by a local artist. The story behind the cast is displayed along side the cast. A friend, who is a breast cancer survivor, had been the model for one of the casts on display. I did not know what to expect and was little prepared for the emotional impact that the displays had on me. The stories were real and heart wrenching. The artist’s renditions ranged from weird and gaudy to absolutely beautiful. Last year, I had the pleasure of acquiring one of the more beautiful original casts from the 2007 exhibit. I am so honored to have one of the impressions and it sits proudly in my home, for all to see and hear the story behind the impression. Breast Impressions, Inc. mission is to increase breast cancer awareness and fund raising to support breast cancer education, prevention and treatment. Breast Impressions, Inc also donates breast casting kits to women who have recently been diagnosed with breast cancer, and would like to make a casting of their own prior to surgery. I cannot imagine a more dedicated organization whose outreach and impact is so great who would be more worthy of being selected in the Women's Empowerment Campaign as a top winner. I am proud to offer my story of Breast Impressions, Inc.

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Breast Impressions, Inc. has increased my awareness of and sensitivity to breast cancer and to all health concerns of men and women. It opened my eyes and my heart.

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About once a year

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General Member of the Public & Like many members of the general public, I do not do enough. Oh, I make charitable contributions, and I take my dog on Therapy Dog visits to nursing homes, and I help in-need members of my church, but I pale in the shadow of Breast Impressions.