Local breast cancer survivor raising money for Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation

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For Immediate Release Contact: Shelley Wales Phone: 816-506-3695
Email: shelleywales@hotmail.com

Local breast cancer survivor raising money for Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation

The Inaugural TNBC Day is slated for 3/3/13

Mo, Kansas City (February 15, 2013) – On 3/3/13 local Kansas City woman, Shelley Wales, will wrap up an online donation drive entitled “Coffee for Cancer” with the proceeds to support the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation. This event is designed for donors to simply “give up” a week’s cost of restaurant coffee to support the first annual Triple Negative Breast Cancer Day and will be one of dozens of events held by supporters across the country to raise awareness of triple negative disease and funds for research.

“I’m so excited to have already doubled my original expectation of raising $500. Thanks to the generosity of my family and friends we’ve already hit $1000.00 and there’s still time to give before March 3rd”. “We are excited about using 3/3/13, or Triple Negative Breast Cancer Day, as a creative way to draw national attention to triple negative breast cancer which disproportionately strikes younger women, women of African, Latina or Caribbean descent, and those with BRCA1 mutations”

Shelley was diagnosed with TNBC at age 37 in March 2012, It tends to be more aggressive, more likely to recur, and more difficult to treat because there is no targeted treatment. Approximately every half hour, another woman in the US is diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer.

“I felt it was rather timely that the inaugural event was the same month as my one year diagnosis anniversary so I wanted to do something to give to the organization.

To make a tax-deductible donation before 3/3/13 you can visit:


All breast cancer is not the same. Triple negative breast cancer accounts for about 10 to 20 percent of all breast cancers, and is often more aggressive than other forms of the disease. Unlike other breast cancers, triple negative breast cancers lack three specific receptors, and as a result generally do not respond to existing targeted therapies commonly used to treat breast cancer. The Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation sponsors research to find the targeted therapy that will change the course of this disease forever.

About Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation was founded in 2006 in honor of Nancy Block-Zenna, who was diagnosed at the young age of 35 with triple negative breast cancer before succumbing to the disease in 2007. In response to Nancy’s diagnosis, her friends identified a dire need to create a central source of information for this dangerous and aggressive form of breast cancer, about which little was known just a short time ago. It is the Foundation’s mission to raise awareness of triple negative breast cancer and to support scientists and researchers in their effort to determine the disease’s definitive causes, so that effective detection, diagnosis, prevention and treatment can be pursued and achieved. For more information about TNBCF, visit www.tnbcfoundation.org.

Triple Negative Breast Cancer Day is a national awareness day to be held on 3/3/13. The mission of this iconic inaugural event is for the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation to bring together communities across our nation to plan fundraisers and awareness events in each state to take place on (or around) Triple Negative Breast Cancer Day.

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