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.
This year marks the fifth anniversary of this project which features chairs
decorated by breast cancer survivors, patients, and Jupiter Medical Center
departments who care for breast cancer patients. The 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. For example:
- Kait’s chair reflects her love of dance. She, and her mother, were
both professional ballet dancers, and both are breast cancer survivors.
Dance is their passion, and in Kait’s words, at the end of this
journey I will dance again.
- Jennifer’s chair reflects her love of travel. Before her diagnosis
she planned a family trip and decided to take that trip. Her goal is to
travel, see the world, and create memories with her family. Life is too
short to let these opportunities pass by.
- Molly’s chair was decorated by her colleagues to honor her and let
her know what she means to them. She is a “Ray of Sunshine”
to those who work with her!
- Connie’s chair reflects her positive attitude and the sisterhood
around the world that has been created by the common bond of breast cancer.
She loves blue skies and rainbows and encourages all women to be proactive
about their breast health.
These stories represent just a sample of the 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 encourage women, and men, to be proactive about
their breast health. Get your annual screening mammogram!
Our gratitude to area businesses that have been supportive of this project
by hosting chairs. We encourage you to visit all of them, see these wonderful
chairs and thank them for celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Chairs
will be on display at the following locations, starting October 1:
The Gardens Mall
- Altar'd State
- American Eagle
- California Pizza Kitchen
- Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant
- J. McLaughlin
- Johnny Was
- Kendra Scott
- Tory Birch
- Vineyard Vines
Burn Boot Camp
Evo Italian Restaurant
Loggerhead Marinelife Center
Town of Jupiter Community Center