That is a picture of my mother Ellen!
On the stage.
Breast cancer can make anyone feel alone. While mortality rates have dropped 40% among women since 1989, this year about 276,480 American women are expected to be with invasive breast cancer, and 42,170 women are expected to die from the disease. But, together, we are stronger than breast cancer.
Denim Days Sponsored by Buckle bring us together to help save lives from breast cancer in a fun and unique way. Denim Days will take place throughout the month of October, with a national day of celebration on October 23, 2020.
Since the event began in 1996, Denim Days participants have raised more than $97.9 million to make sure those facing the disease know we stand with them in the fight. Proceeds support the American Cancer Society’s breast cancer programs and services.
At Savills, we have been Denim-ing for years. This difficult year has seen charities like ACS devastated by the cancellation of in-person fundraising. All the more reason to jump in.
My mother Ellen, above singing away in "The Pirates of Penzance" ( in the early 1950s) was diagnosed with breast cancer at 83! Her doctors were amazed at her strength through surgery and treatment and my wife and sons and I had her around laughing for another 8 healthy years.
Please make a nice two-figure donation in honor of someone you love. Hope for a future without breast cancer.
Thank you. Adam