Welcome to the Diane Mack Pink Promise Event
Welcome to the Diane Mack Pink Promise Event hosted by Gray's Trauma-Informed Care Services Corp. This year, our organization is becoming a pink partner to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer awareness month. We are in this fight to end breast cancer, once and for all. Gray's Trauma-Informed Care Services Corp wanted to make an impact on breast cancer awareness in a different way then we have done in the past. While we love our virtual run events, it just makes sense to focus our energies on raising awareness, as well as monies to help Susan G. Komen continue to save lives and work towards ending breast cancer forever.
Our organization is taking the first step towards a world without breast cancer by raising funds to stop this disease that affects 1 in 8 women during their lifetime. As the world’s largest and most impactful breast cancer organization, Susan G. Komen funds more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit, while providing real-time help to those facing the disease.
Our event is called the Diane Mack Pink Promise Event. It was created in honor of Diane Alicia Mack. Let us tell you a little bit about her story. Diane Alicia Mack was an amazing woman. She worked for years for the county of Los Angeles, California. She was an amazing mother, with many skills and hobbies. She loved to cook, collect recipes, plan for holiday gatherings and watch and participate in sporting events. More than all of those things, she loved the company and companionship of her only child, Damion. She was a hard working single mom. Diane was a family woman. She loved planning family gatherings. She could call family members and delegate who was going to bring what, and family members could not turn her down.
In 1996 Diane was diagnosed with an extremely aggressive form of breast cancer. Despite medical treatments and constant visits to the hospital, the cancer spread faster than medical providers could control. Physicians did all the could to try to save Diane. They performed a mastectomy to try to stop the spread. Yet, despite their efforts, in 1997, less than a year from Diane's diagnosis, she passed away at 38 years old. Her son and family were devastated. Her son Damion was only 17 years old.
This is what breast cancer does. It destroys lives and separates families. It is a terrible plague on humanity. Despite Diane Alicia Mack's cheerful, outgoing and loving personality, breast cancer was still able to consume her light. Diane's family made a promise. A pink promise... that her bright light would shine on well past the end of her life. Whatever efforts could be made to destroy breast cancer, her family would do their best to contribute to those efforts. They would always remember her infectious smile, and her gift of laughter to them. At the end of her life, Diane told her family to, "Always remember that I made you laugh."
Inspired by Diane's story, Gray's Trauma-Informed Care Service Corp would also like to participate in this pink promise made in honor of Diane. This is why we are hosting a Susan G. Komen fundraiser, as a pink partner.
How can you help?
You can make a tax-deductible donation online with your credit card by clicking the button above our fundraising thermometer.
Thank you for supporting our organization as we fundraise in support of ending breast cancer forever, and in honor of Diane Alicia Mack. Let's keep Diane's Pink Promise going. Make your donation today!
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