I think it’s time to take a second out for breast cancer. The women that are affected by this disease inspire me year-round with their unbelievable strength and courage. And every October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I’m completely moved by the amount of family and friends so deeply committed to supporting them.
This year, I’m partnering with City of Hope to support their fight against breast cancer. I love this organization’s roots. It’s actually their 100th anniversary, and it all started in an effort to stop the tuberculosis outbreak in LA in 1913.
A group of women got together and threw a benefit concert to raise $2,500 for a few acres of land east of LA to set up a sanatorium. The sanatorium was essentially two tents and got nicknamed “the city of hope.” Today, City of Hope is one of the leading hospitals and clinical research centers in the country, and one of the founding members of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. They are behind major breakthroughs in the treatment of cancer, diabetes, and HIV-AIDS. Check out more about what they do here: cityofhope.org
10% of all sales October 4th – October 7th in stores and online at alexisbittar.com will be donated to City of Hope’s fight against breast cancer.