Denim Day: A fight against breast cancer

This is to document our surgical clinic's participation in the fight against breast cancer by supporting Lee National Denim Day on Friday, October 6. Give $5, wear denim and a pink bow lapel pin to work, and support the Entertainment Industry Foundation's Women's Cancer Programs.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Denim and Stories

When I go back in on Monday, I'll take my camera. The door is now filled with tribute cards, filled out by people who came into the office and donated $5. We've met the gamut of people. One woman is a survivor. She's been cleared of cancer for fifteen years. Others have cancer now, and are grateful for the support we are giving to the cause. So many of the donors have lost wives, mothers, grandmothers, sisters, aunts, fathers, grandfathers. Each had a special story to tell, and there wasn't one we weren't moved by. There was the fiancee who wrote a tribute card to a mother-in-law who died of breast cancer that she'd never meet. A thin patient with breast cancer who gave $5 in honor of her father, who recently died. And there was the secretary whose childhood was marred the morning her grandmother died and then her mother got in an accident that same afternoon and was killed. We appreciated every story.

We appreciate that they took the time to come to the office and make Denim Day a huge success. We raised over $1,000.
This is a preliminary list. We had such a busy clinic day that I didn't have a chance to get the full list from Kaity Marie.

Bergman Medical Group
Physical Therapy Associates
Financial Network Investment Co.
The Employees of Jay Oberholtzer
The Employees of Smith-Barney
The Employees of Dr. Jafari
Dr. and Mrs. Mark C. Lee and Staff
Dr. Dinesh Ghiya and Staff
Drs. Minardo, Jouvenat, Arman and Staff
Friendly Hills Pharmacy

and patients as well, whose name I won't post here due to HIPAA regulations.
As predicted in my very first post, this has been FUN!