NAPW Members Raised Awareness, Funds & Hope for a Cure at Networking Events Across the US during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October

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National Association of Professional Women Local Chapters support NAPW Foundation philanthropic partner The Breast Cancer Research Foundation with fundraising initiatives

We all have the power to take control of our health and positively impact the health of others by sharing the importance of breast cancer awareness. Thousands of women suffer from breast cancer today.

This October, NAPW members came together at Local Chapter networking meetings around the country to support all women who are struggling with breast cancer and to honor those who fought bravely against the disease. With powerful fundraising initiatives, including many that benefited NAPW Foundation philanthropic partner The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), professional women made a difference as they raised awareness, funds and hope for a cure!

Many NAPW Local Chapters helped get the word out about NAPW’s Call For A Cure, a unique fundraising teleconference that featured President Star Jones interviewing various experts, such as Dr. Holly Phillips, CBS Medical Contributor and Myra Biblowit, CEO, BCRF. Together, NAPW members, as well as their friends and family and women around the US, helped raise nearly $12,000 for BCRF, funds that will enable the national organization to further their extraordinary efforts in breast cancer research.

“October’s Call For A Cure proved, once again, the outstanding commitment, dedication and support of NAPW’s diverse members to help make a difference in the lives of women everywhere!” said Ms. Jones.

On a local level, NAPW Chapter Presidents from New York to California spearheaded networking events that featured unique ways for members to recognize National Breast Cancer Awareness month.

“I have seen the outpouring of support, encouragement and assistance provided to our members when dealing with their struggles to fight breast cancer,” said Louise Newsome, NAPW National Director of Chapters and NYC Chapter President. “NAPW Chapters lead the way with fundraising initiatives, positive networking outreach and localized help for members in need.”

In NAPW’s Eastern Region, Local Chapters in Bowie, MD; Chester and Newport News, VA; King of Prussia and Scranton, PA; Manchester, NH; NYC and Nassau County, NY and Raleigh-Durham, NC hosted speakers, many being members who have battled or are battling breast cancer. All of these women inspired members and guests with their courage and real life experiences. Other networking events took place in Morris County and Harford County, NJ. Members in Essex County, NJ spent an evening reading to local children. NAPW Forest Hills, NY Local Chapter hosted nearly 100 people at a festive Roaring 20s-themed fundraising event that benefited a children’s charitable organization.

Breast cancer awareness networking events abounded in NAPW’s Central Region this October. Members and guests in Wichita and Kansas City Metro, KS heard members’ personal stories of triumph. In The Woodlands, TX, professional women gathered at the local BLO Dry Bar, where the hair salon donated 20% of the proceeds to a local breast cancer charity. Members in Tulsa, OK, heard from business expert Jana Christian about success in the workplace.

Local Chapters in NAPW’s Northern Region did their part to recognize National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In Chicago, IL, members and guests gathered for a Networking for a Cause event that benefitted BCRF. Guest speakers and Chapter members in Merrillville, IN; Orland Park, IL and Western Milwaukee and Madison, WI, generously shared their own powerful stories of survival, inspiring audiences with their courage and perseverance.

Professional women in NAPW’s Southern Region gathered together at Local Chapter networking events in Aventura, Jacksonville, St. Petersburg, Tampa Bay and Pembroke Pines, FL and in Fayetteville, AR. Breast cancer survivors, as well as business experts, provided audiences with much inspiration and plenty of information.

Throughout NAPW’s Western Region, including Local Chapters in Honolulu, HI; Los Angeles, Palo Alto, Pasadena, Roseville, San Francisco, Santa Clarita and Westlake Village, CA and Salt Lake City, UT, members and guests joined the fight against breast cancer by welcoming guest speakers, sharing information and hosting networking events.

“We all have the power to take control of our health and positively impact the health of others by sharing the importance of breast cancer awareness. Thousands of women suffer from breast cancer today. It’s time we put an end to this dreaded disease tomorrow… and, tomorrow is now!” says Ms. Jones.

The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) provides a forum where women can interact, exchange ideas, educate, network and empower. NAPW Local Chapters allow members to maximize their experience through meetings, networking opportunities and professional events.

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NAPW defines success as "owning your own power." As the largest, most-recognized networking organization of professional women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession, the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) is a powerfully vibrant networking community with over 600,000 members and nearly 300 Local Chapters. NAPW members have diverse backgrounds, beliefs, perspectives and lifestyles with one common bond – their ability to succeed. NAPW's mission is to provide an exclusive, highly advanced networking forum to successful women executives, professionals and entrepreneurs where they can aspire, connect and achieve. Through innovative resources, unique tools and progressive benefits, professional women interact, exchange ideas, advance their knowledge and empower each other.

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