On November 8th I joined The Tigerlily Foundation for their 6th Annual EmPower Ball, an elegant and important evening for young women undergoing treatment for breast cancer. All proceeds from the event benefitted Tigerlily’s mission of providing these strong women with care & support.
Hosted by WUSA9 News Anchor Anita Brikman and Senior Political Reporter Scott Thuman of ABC7 News, the gala featured a silent auction, three-course dinner, cocktails, evening entertainment, and inspiring guest speakers.
Tigerlily Foundation was founded by Maimah Karmo when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in her 20’s. While undergoing chemotherapy, Maimah made a promise to Gos that if she survived, she would give her life in service by advocating to ensure that young women are understand the importance of knowing their bodies in order to save their lives. She urges women to always ask questions and be their own health advocate when things don’t seem right.
Tigerlily’s mission is focused on educating, advocating for, empowering and providing support to young women- before, during, and after breast cancer. The inspiring guest speakers & survivor stories opened our hearts that evening, and opened our minds by bringing awareness to the risks. Through the funds raised that evening, Tigerlily will be able to continue reaching more young women, and hopefully saving more lives.
To learn more about Tigerlily Foundation, visit http://www.tigerlilyfoundation.org
Follow them on Twitter @Tigerlilycares