Now through March 27, Knott’s Berry Farm and Susan G. Komen Orange County working together for the second year in an effort to raise money for breast cancer awareness, services and research by offering special “Pink Tickets.” Limited edition specially-designed Knott’s for the Cure “pink” merchandise will be available. Because this is a fundraising effort: 75% of funds raised for Susan G. Komen are used to offer services throughout Orange County.
Thanks to the Susan G. Komen Orange County, there’s a plethora of services available for breast cancer patients. Did you know that 25% of funds for Susan G. Komen support national research? Funds are also used for breast cancer detection,
treatment education, information and support for breast cancer survivors. Funding is also available for free mammograms for uninsured and underserved women.
My personal friend and fellow blogger, Jaime Jenkins, of Polka Dots on Parade was honored a the Knott’s for the Cure Media Event. Jaime was diagnosed with Stage 4 Breast Cancer in 2014, and has been extremely forthcoming with her personal journey as a Breast Cancer Survivor. She impresses me with her positive attitude and strength. Obviously, I am not behind closed doors to see her everyday struggles, but her courageous fight is inspiring to many of us online and off.
I’m pretty sure we all have people in our lives who are fighting cancer or know someone who has passed from a cancer. My mother passed away from cancer in 1999. I felt so helpless at the time. So, if you ever think that you can’t make a difference — don’t. We can by supporting other families and raising money for research and prevention, whether it’s going to Knott’s and buying a “pink” ticket, raising funds for charitable walks or volunteering with organizations such as Susan G. Komen. Our efforts goes a long way.
Purchase your PINK ticket here: https://www.knotts.com/what-s-new/knott-s-for-the-cure
Learn more about Jamie at her blog http://polkadotsonparade.blogspot.com/
* I attended a media event to learn more about Susan G. Komen and Knott’s for the Cure. Opinions are my own.