Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Thanks to the fundraising efforts of a group of students at Brooklyn Heights’ Allen School for Health Sciences, Christmas will come early this year for a woman recently out of active treatment for breast cancer
On Aug. 9, students presented their former teacher, Jean Campbell, now executive director of a tax-exempt, nonprofit breast cancer organization, with a check for $1,344, which reflected what they raised in the Students Learning for a Cause Program, and a matching donation from Allen School.
“Pink Time Outs,” programs created by an organization called No Boobs About It, Inc., are all about giving a woman who is recovering from breast cancer the normalizing experience of a short getaway, in an elegant setting, from all things breast cancer. The “Pink Time Outs” program is meant to help with the transition from the long months of active treatment, with their exhausting side effects, to a new beginning in survivorship.
“The Pink Time Out” awarded to Jean Campbell will be Christmas in New York City. Scheduled for the 18, 19, and 20 of December, it will include a 3-day stay at the Marriott East in the heart of Manhattan, breakfasts and two dinners, and tickets to the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular.
Any woman who has completed active treatment (surgery, chemo and /or radiation) between Oct. 1, 2012 and Oct. 1, 2013 is eligible to participate in the lottery drawing for this Christmas in NYC getaway. Information about the lottery and the trip is posted on www.noboobsaboutit.org.
The students who made this “Pink Time Out” possible are: Celeste Barragan, Edlyn Charles, Monica Dumay, Melissa Joseph, Laryssa Shainberg, Nornale Soriano, Ruth Stephens-Headley, Chelsea Vanbrook, Gladys Momoh, Jewel Monroe, Nikhole Silva and Elynddy Toribio.
A special thanks goes to Jason Teich, Allen School President; Sherilyn Towne, Director of Academic Affairs and General Education; Lyndon Thomas, Director of Academic Affairs.