This year, in honor of breast cancer awareness month, J Gershon Breast Imaging is teaming up with Breast Friends Fund. This amazing organization was started by Sandy Cassanelli, with an ultimate goal of finding a cure for breast cancer. Sandy was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer in 2013, at age 37. After undergoing a bilateral mastectomy, 8 rounds of chemotherapy, and 28 rounds of radiation, she was declared cancer-free. Unfortunately, in 2015, Sandy was informed the cancer had spread to her liver and she was now Stage 4, with no cure. For the past 5 years Sandy has undergone numerous treatment therapies, none of which have been effective. With an incredible spirit and sense of optimism, Sandy views her disease as a means of helping others and understands the great importance of research needed in the area of metastatic breast cancer. Breast Friends Fund is voluntarily run and all operating costs are funded by Sandy and her husband Craig. 100% of all donations and event proceeds go directly to Metastatic Breast Cancer Research under the direction of Dr. Eric Winer, at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. Sandy lives in Glastonbury, CT with her husband and two beautiful daughters.
We know that breast cancer screening saves lives and continued research is needed to help those with advanced stages of the disease. During the month of October, we will be selling limited edition t-shirts with all proceeds going to Breast Friends Fund. T-shirts are on sale for $15. Get one before they are gone! Donations may also be made directly to Breast Friends Fund by going online to breastfriendsfund.org.
Special shout outs to...
Jake Gershon for our amazing t-shirt design!
Aaron Schwanke @ Print Indie LLC for our awesome t-shirt printing!
Many thanks for your time and generosity to make this project work!!
Julie S. Gershon, M.D.