NOTE: Since its discovery in 1995, this type of hereditary cancer has changed from one type of cancer, caused by mutations in only one gene to several types of cancer, caused by mutations in any of many different genes. As a result, all labels used to describe this syndrome, such as ''breast cancer gene'', ''BRCA'', ''hereditary breast and ovarian cancer'' and ''HBOC'' tell only part of the story, leaving out well over half of those who are affected. To better serve our patient group, we are in the process of changing our name and updating all resources to reflect the fully inclusive and future forward RISKY GENES™ brand. We ask for your patience during this process.
A great way to get involved, have a lot of fun, promote awareness and provide much-needed funding to help individuals, families and communities affected by hereditary cancer is to hold your own event. The sky is the limit here, but please contact us for approval before using our logo or materials. We can then help you by providing some guidance, materials or a speaker.
Here are some fun ideas:
coffee house gathering
bake sales or cookie swap
sports tournaments (i.e. mini-golf or bowling)
car or dog wash
social media challenge (i.e. ice bucket challenge re ALS)
birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas or other celebrations (donation instead of a gift)
ugly sweater or dress up parties
dress down-days at work