The Pink October Collection, created in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Rock Kandy is super excited and honored to participate in this journey of research, awareness, and support for all who have been stricken with this terrible and frightening disease.
Originally, I contemplated supporting a large, nationally known charity. But upon further contemplation and counsel by friends having a much vaster knowledge than myself, I made a final, executive decision to instead support a smaller, local, more grass roots organization. So for this year’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the organization I have chosen to support is FORCE, which stands for “Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered”, based in Tampa, Florida.
Their creed is “Facing Hereditary Cancer EMPOWERED”, and they have helped many do just that. FORCE has impacted the lives of those facing hereditary breast cancer as the result of a BRCA genetic mutation. In addition, their support extends to those affected by hereditary endometrial, ovarian, colorectal, pancreatic, and prostate cancers as the result of other inherited genetic mutations. They are comprised of many mutations and many cancers, but remain united as one community.