Dipsea Season is Here!
From the ED's Desk
Happy end of summer!!!
While summer coming to a close may sound like a bit of a let-down, I can assure you that here at ZBC and in our community in general, September is the beginning of our most exciting time as it brings the ANNUAL DIPSEA HIKE! Coming up on the Saturday morning of the 28th, we are going to have such a fantastic time as we convene at the Old Mill Park to hike the Dipsea Trail. Here is more information on the hike. Register by September 22nd.
In this newsletter, we have several pieces for the Latinx community, including an announcement of the Spanish section of our website and information about our partnership with Ysabel Durón, founder of The Latina Cancer Institute. ZBC is making tremendous strides working in the Latinx community, partnering on issues related to early intervention and prevention. Our partnership with Ysabel, a cancer survivor herself, is one way we are able to take the work we are doing and expand its reach. We are so proud to have community friends like Ysabel and her organization.
In last month’s newsletter, I highlighted Anne-Marie Hartwig as our team member who has contributed so very much through the years. I’m thrilled to announce that Anne has accepted a permanent position here at ZBC as our Deputy Director. I simply don’t know what I would do without her, and I am so grateful she is now a full colleague. Congrats and thank you for all your efforts on behalf of ZBC, Anne!
In other news, we are creating the newsletter quarterly moving forward. This will allow us to have a focus for each quarter and include articles from guest contributors, as well as other new bits of information. Our team is excited about the new direction, and I believe you will be too!
That said, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we will surely be sending out email blasts with vital information for every phase of life and how new research and advocating for your own health is the best approach for breast cancer risk reduction.
In closing, I hope to see you all on the 28th!
P.S. ZBC is growing its number of monthly donors significantly and you can become one too! If you read these newsletters regularly, please consider a monthly gift of $25 or $50 (any amount helps) to help sustain the work of translating, disseminating and communicating evidence-based information about breast cancer risk reduction. Its quick and easy and you can now pay by PayPal too. Just click on this secure link and get started. Thank you!