By Mandy Saffer
Rockers for Knockers may sound like a VH1 reality show, but it is actually a team for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer and held a fundraising event in Brooklyn, NY on September 28. Kristen Chiarello of PCG is proud to be a member of the team and supported the fight for the cure at this event. With an evening full of live music, raffles, giveaways, prizes and more, the Fight Breast Cancer Fundraiser was a huge success.
Kristen’s close friend has been battling breast cancer for over a year. Their group of friends formed the Rockers for Knockers group to raise money, awareness and to fight for the cure. Three years since they got their start, the team is stronger than ever and is raising money to be donated to the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.
Just in time for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the event in late September raised over $7,000 to be donated to the walk. Breast Cancer Awareness Month has been an October staple for more than 25 years and the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer is just one of many organizations that join the cause to end breast cancer.
“We all know that there’s strength in numbers, so it’s with great strength that we’ll work and walk toward putting an end to the suffering caused by breast cancer,” states the Rockers for Knockers’ Avon Walk page. “We each have our reasons for participating – - whether it’s a personal fight with breast cancer, the struggle or loss of a loved one, or a deep commitment to the cause.”
Kristen takes this cause to heart since it so closely affects those in her inner circle.
“There are so many causes to consider so many events to take part in. I try to do what I can whether it is donation clothing to the Lupus Foundation, donating blood to the Red Cross, etc.,” says Kristen. “But this hits home because it is for someone that I have a very close bond with.
Kristen is one of thousands working to raise awareness and money this October. For more information about the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer and donate, visit http://www.avonwalk.org/.