Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Pink Chair Project Highlights Inspiring Stories of Breast Cancer Survivors
Jupiter Medical Center and the Margaret W. Niedland Breast Center are proud
to present the “Pink Chair Project,” a campaign that honors
breast cancer patients and survivors and raises awareness about breast
health during the month of October.
Now in its fourth year, the project features chairs decorated by breast
cancer survivors and patients whose designs reflect the inspiration that
helped them navigate through their diagnosis and treatment. The chairs
will be on display at businesses in Jupiter and Palm Beach Gardens throughout
Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Each chair is as unique as the designer
and is accompanied by a display that explains the origins of the concept.
- Jean’s chair reflects her love of golf and how her journey with breast
cancer mirrors the game. In her words: “Like breast cancer, golf
is an intricate game. Play it well! Don’t be afraid to post your
score. It will help another person get through their journey.”
- Terri’s chair, as a 4 time cancer survivor, her chair reflects that
she is thriver, not just a survivor. Terri keeps a positive attitude and
is an optimist at heart, focusing on the blessings in her life.
- Betsy’s chair is a tribute to her love of paddle boarding, the ocean
and the joy it brings her. It’s relaxing and provides a sense of
peace and serenity.
- Anna’s chair is a tribute to her family and co-workers. At age 80
she is working at a laundromat which has enabled her to find a second
family, surrounded by love and support throughout her journey.
- Maria’s chair is a tribute to her fellow veterans and the honor,
courage and commitment with which they serve. Quitting is not an option!
Her hope is that her story will inspire other women.
These stories represent just a sample of the 26 women and men who have
been confronted with breast cancer. Other than skin cancer, breast cancer
is the most common cancer among American women, and it is second only
to lung cancer as the leading cause of death among women. The American
Cancer Society estimates that there are more than 3.1 million breast cancer
survivors in the United States – including women still being treated
and those who have completed treatment.
The Pink Chair Project also is aimed at stressing the importance of diagnostic
screening, with the goal of early diagnosis. Many of the participants’
stories incorporate that message, with some finding their cancer at its
earliest stage and others encouraging women to get their mammograms and
other diagnostic tests annually.
All of the chairs will be on display at the following locations, starting
The Gardens Mall
- Altar'd State
- J. McLaughlin
- Johnny Was
- Kendra Scott
- Park Avenue BBQ
- Pottery Barn Kids
- Saks Fifth Avenue
- Shake Shack
- South Moon Under
- Vineyard Vines
Town of Jupiter Community Center
Evo Italian Restaurant
Three Palms Plaza
Raw Juice Bar – PGA Blvd.