Bosom Buddies Charities celebrated its 10th anniversary with a $1.5 million milestone in support of Anne Arundel Medical Center at their 2016 Bosom Buddies Ball.
Their time and commitment helps provide essential equipment and programs to treat breast cancer patients at AAMC’s Kent Island Breast Center and the Rebecca Fortney Breast Center at AAMC. Bosom Buddies has helped fund a nurse navigator position, a 3D biopsy machine, Spy Elite imaging equipment, portable ultrasound and digital mammography units.
Bosom Buddies Charities members include breast cancer survivors and their friends and family. Through events like their annual Bosom Buddies Ball, Crabs for a Cure Feast and partnerships with other community organizations, they are successful in their mission to promote breast cancer awareness, encourage early detection, support treatment and celebrate healing.
“As a breast cancer survivor myself, I’m excited to join forces with Bosom Buddies Charities to support their mission of early detection, as well as raise awareness of younger women being diagnosed,” says Elizabeth DeCesaris, vice chair of Bosom Buddies Charities. “I received so much support from our community when I was diagnosed and hope to help others through their journey.”
The group is well into their planning for next year’s ball and events. Biana Arentz, chair of Bosom Buddies Charities, says, “Our 2017 Bosom Buddies Ball theme is ‘Maryland Against Breast Cancer,’ and we are excited that Governor Larry Hogan will join us to promote breast cancer awareness and paint Maryland pink.”