Join Us in the Fight Against Breast CancerTuesday, 13 October 2015 00:00
Design Tech Homes and MainStreet America have banded together to show support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Team Members are promoting and wearing pink shirts, caps, wristbands, and lapel pins in the workplace and out in the field. At MainStreet America, you can't miss the enormous pink banners hanging from the rooftop of its three-story, 44,000-square-foot building. And that's just the beginning.
Saturday, October 17th is designated as PinkOut Day. Design Tech Homeowners, MainStreet America Members, and the general public are encouraged to come visit and show support for the cause. Inside MainStreet America, an eight-foot #PinkStreet Honor Wall stands tall where pink ribbons can be attached in honor of those who are fighting breast cancer or have fallen to the disease. Everyone is invited to come make a donation to the breast cancer awareness effort and post a ribbon. Individuals are encouraged to take a “selfie” in front of the Honor Wall or the MainStreet America building and post the photo to social media sites with the hashtag #PinkStreet. Browse unique items to purchase with the proceeds benefiting Susan G. Komen — who provided financial and social support for more than 50,000 families impacted by breast cancer in 2014.
”We hope our activities here will create a lot of awareness to the public and inspire women to practice early detection through mammograms and self-exams,” said Barbara Feigin, co-owner of Design Tech Homes and MainStreet America, and a breast cancer survivor.
Feigin was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma breast cancer in November 2013 after a routine mammogram was ordered by her doctor. She had no history of breast cancer in her family and did not consider herself at risk of the disease. She underwent surgery and several weeks of radiation.
”I realized how lucky I was to have great medical care and to detect my cancer so early,” she said. “Even though my cancer was aggressive, the tumor was small and I was able to avoid chemotherapy.” Watch a video with Barbara Feigin sharing her triumph over breast cancer.
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, and it is Feigin’s hope that her story of early detection will inspire other women to take the same measures in order to protect themselves and decrease the number of deaths caused by this terrible disease.
Barbara Feigin, co-owner/CFO of Design Tech Homes and MainStreet America, shares her story of triumph over breast cancer. She credits beating breast cancer to early detection and implores women to always get their scheduled mammogram.