One in eight local women will experience the physical and emotional ravages of breast cancer.
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Monterey, CA, October 02, 2018 — One in eight local women will experience the physical and emotional ravages of breast cancer. Breast cancer has high financial costs and many breast cancer patients find themselves unable to work during treatments.
The Breast Cancer Assistance Group of Monterey County (BCAG), an all-volunteer organization of breast cancer survivors, provides need-based grants that help patients in active treatment with their basic living expenses.
In honor of October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, BCAG is partnering with local businesses to raise funds and awareness to enable BCAG to help local breast cancer patients experiencing financial hardship due to their diagnosis and treatment.
One hundred percent of every dollar donated through BCAG's “Pink Partners” promotion with local businesses will go to help breast cancer patients with food, housing, utilities, transportation, and other daily-living costs. During the past year BCAG awarded more than $116,000 to 77 local women.
BCAG is encouraging the public to show their support for helping the local community by patronizing the following businesses, participating in their special events and purchasing “Pink Partner” merchandise.
For the third year Pebble Beach Resorts will be showing its support for BCAG by donating $1 from every glass of rosé wine and “October Rose” cocktail at the following restaurants and bars:
• Stillwater Bar & Grill
• The Tap Room
• The Bench
• The Terrace Lounge
• Peppoli at Pebble Beach
• Roy’s at Pebble Beach
• Stave Wine Cellar
• Spanish Bay Lobby
Quail Lodge & Golf Club will once again join the global effort to raise awareness on breast cancer through its Quail in Pink initiative. This year all fundraising proceeds will be donated to BCAG. Details on special events, including the Quail in Pink Afternoon Tea, the Quail in Pink Drive for the Cause guided motoring rally and Horsepower Happy Hour, Signature Pretty in Pink Vodka Cocktail, Quail in Pink embroidered apparel and accessories, and other specialty items for sale in the Golf Shop, Edgar’s Restaurant and Waypoint Bar & Deck can be found by visiting Quail in Pink
Carmel Valley Athletic Club will throw its annual Party in Pink, on October 20th from 10:00 – 2:00 p.m. This is a club-wide event open to members and non-members that donates all of the proceeds to BCAG. Members and guests who donate $20 or more will receive their own “Party in Pink” merchandise and will be able to utilize the club for the rest of the day. In addition, The Refuge outdoor relaxation spa will donate 10% from all gift certificates purchased throughout the month of October and $5 for every Deluxe Admission purchased on October 20th.
McIntyre Vineyards will once again hold its popular “Barre, Boobs & Bubbles” class on Friday, October 19th from 5:00pm – 7:00pm in the McIntyre Tasting Room at The Crossroads in Carmel. The class will be taught by Arianne Bautista, owner of CarmelBarre. All proceeds will be donated to BCAG. Call McIntyre Vineyards at 831-626-6268 to register for the event. In addition, McIntyre will donate 15% of sales revenue for purchases of 2017 Rosé of Pinot Noir wine throughout the month of October.
Throughout the month of October Sur at the Barnyard in Carmel will be donating 20% of every dollar spent for lunch or dinner and 10% for Happy Hour to BCAG. Diners must bring in a special BCAG coupon to qualify. Coupons are available on the BCAG website: Sur Pink Partner Dining Coupon
BCAG is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization of breast cancer survivors who raise funds and awareness to improve the lives of local breast cancer patients and their families. BCAG provides basic living expenses grants (for food, rent, gas, utilities, etc.) that relieve some of the financial worry associated with breast cancer and allows women (and men) to focus on fighting their disease so they can again spend quality time with family and return to the local workforce. BCAG serves residents of Monterey County who are being treated by physicians located anywhere and residents of Monterey, San Benito or Santa Cruz counties who are being treated by Monterey County physicians.
Breast Cancer Assistance Group of Monterey County
P. O. Box 221582
Carmel, CA 93922
Phone: (831) 649-6365
Fax: (866) 219-8561
Marci Bracco Cain
Salinas, CA 93901