Generous Supporters Make Jaltemba Cancer Walk 2016 a Success
It’s all your fault! Your big heart and deep pockets are saving lives in our little coastal community. Sure, you looked sexy in your decorated bra and pink; yep, that was quite the bumpin’ dance during the live auction that raised enough to cover 14 mammograms! Had a few brewskis, eh? Well, that mellow feeling provides 30 cervical cancer tests, so good for you!
Oh, you enjoyed the rush of the 50/50 raffle and the silent auction competition? Those doodads you purchased provide state-of-the-art ultrasounds to monitor suspicious mass without surgery. Who knew that such a fun time could make such a difference and keep working all year long to provide early detection to women who are high risk for cancer and low income? Just that one crazy afternoon generated over $111,000 pesos!
Thank you, thank you to the different individuals who do not wish to be mentioned by name- your cash donations make a difference! To all who gave items to auction- like Deb Drew and Darlene and Sydney and Karen, or items to sell- like the lovely Coozie ladies, hugs and kisses! Just like the boobs we strive to save, every donation-big or small-matters.
A special thank you goes to the handsome super bowl buddies who donated their winnings from that party to the Cancer Walk-wow! Besides that, just when the afterglow is fading from the street dance, another supporter lit up the sky to make a generous donation of more than $5,500 pesos. Thanks, Mark! Our Jaltemba Bay neighbors will have a better, healthier life because these guys cared.
Why Jaltemba Cancer Walk Provides Free Screening for Mexican Women and why mammograms are important: Annual mammograms can detect cancer early — when it is most treatable. In fact, mammograms show changes in the breast up to two years before a patient or physician can feel them. Mammograms can also prevent the need for extensive treatment for advanced cancers and improve chances of breast conservation. Current guidelines from the American College of Radiology, the American Cancer Society, and the Society for Breast Imaging recommend that women receive annual mammograms starting at age 40 — even if they have no symptoms or family history of breast cancer. Sadly, in the Mexican area of Nayarit, female cancers are statistically well above the national average. Cancer Walk provided 120 mammograms, ultrasounds, and pap tests in 2015; of which there were 6 cases of cancer diagnosed.
Cancer Walk Fund operates solely with volunteer labor and our only operational expenditures are printing: tickets, vouchers, event flyers. Our wonderful major sponsor, Patty and Hindi from Hindi and Jamie’s Restaurant, provide the food, drink, and entertainment for the annual street dance. Doris of Maxieventos, Adan, d.j. extraordinaire, and new this year, Modelo Corp/Agencia Corona La Penita all made a significant contribution that make this event an enjoyable occasion. Tip of the hat and a big round of applause goes to all of the event volunteer workers, much gracias friends!
Co-chairs Yvonne, Tara, Sponsor Hindi & Patty; auctioneer Chris with Val
See you next year: Monday, February 13, 2017