The Pink 5K Returns To The Woodlands

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Pink 5K The Woodlands Early Bird Registration

The Woodlands, Texas February 24, 2015:

The Breast Cancer Charities of America is excited to announce the return of “The Pink 5K” to The Woodlands on Saturday, May 9, 2015 in Creekside Park.

“This year the race is on Mother’s Day weekend….we can’t think of a better way to kick off celebrating your mom than honoring her by participating in The Pink 5k!” said Erica Tullis, Founder and Executive Director of The Breast Cancer Charities of America.
The Pink 5k run/walk race will start at 8:30am and the one mile loop, where wheelchairs and strollers are welcome, will start at 8:45am. Last year The Pink 5k was a sell out event and the team expects the same for 2015.

Early bird registration is now open online at through March 31, participants can register for only $30 for adults and $20 for kids. Starting April 1, registration will raise to $35 for adults.

Proceeds from the event go to help the charity’s mission to eliminate breast cancer as a life-threatening illness and to directly help women to prevent and survive brast cancer through their program services.

Sponsorship opportunities remain. For questions or to get involved with The Pink 5k, contact BCCA’s offices at (936)231-8460 or

Pink 5k Early Bird Registration

About the Breast Cancer Charities of America:

The Breast Cancer Charities of America (BCCA) is the leader in integrated cancer care, combining body, mind and spirit to the prevention and treatment of breast cancer. Through program services, BCCA’s goal is to educate, teach and provide the latest information about integrated care, cancer prevention, recovery, treatment, early detection and survival.

The Woodlands Resident Selected as Houston Business Journal’s ‘40 Under 40’

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Erica Harvey SaglimbeniThe Woodlands, Texas October 31, 2014: Erica Tullis, Founder & Executive Director of GoPink/The Breast Cancer Charities of America, was honored this week at the Hotel Zaza by being selected as one of Houston’s ’40 Under 40′ by the Houston Business Journal.

Over 700 nominations for this coveted award were received and of those, only 40 winners selected. “It’s an honor…not just for me, but for our entire team. It takes more than just one person to bring change, set goals and achieve success within our organization. It’s very humbling to receive this prestigious award.” said Erica.

The Breast Cancer Charities of America (BCCA) is a national non-profit organization based out of The Woodlands servicing over 450 hospitals nationwide. BCCA’s primary focus is to educate women how to PREVENT and SURVIVE breast cancer while providing support to patients battling breast cancer.

To learn more about iGoPink/BCCA or to get involved through their volunteer program, please visit:


The Breast Cancer Charities of America (BCCA)
The Breast Cancer Charities of America (BCCA) is the leader in integrated cancer care, combining body, mind and spirit to the prevention and treatment of breast cancer. Through program services, BCCA’s goal is to educate, teach and provide the latest information about integrated care, cancer prevention, recovery, treatment, early detection and survival.

Help Now Fund Info

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If you are a breast cancer patient who is in need of financial assistance with rent or utilities while you are undergoing treatment, look no further.

Please fill out a Help Now Fund application and have your SOCIAL WORKER or NURSE send us the application!  If you qualify we will pay up to $500 of your rent or utility bills!

NOTE: Applications submitted by patients themselves will not be accepted.

We will start accepting the September applications from September 1 -7.

Get your application HERE!

PRESS Forward Against Breast Cancer

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Breast Cancer Charities of America (BCCA) exists for one reason—to eliminate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease.  Our central focus is on educating, empowering and encouraging all women to become pro-active in preventing breast cancer and, if diagnosed, in surviving breast cancer.

We offer leading edge, state-of-the-art, research-backed programs that focus on all that women can do in addition to medical care.  Our services include nutrition, exercise, and social support all the while defusing the fear that often accompanies breast cancer.  And we provide help now with emergency financial assistance to medicines and medical supplies to women in poverty.

Join Breast Cancer Charities as we P-R-E-S-S Forward in the fight against breast cancer….


Studies show that 8 of 10 breast cancers can be prevented.   Prevention—not just early detection.  Breast cancer prevention is the new frontier.  Excellent studies show that prevention is possible.  We lead the way with our Vitamin D Promise program.


Though the “New Era Cancer Research Fund” we underwrite less-toxic, minimally-invasive diagnosis and treatment options.  This includes research on topics such as the link between Vitamin D and a reduction in cancer; how food choices impact your body during treatment and studies on Proton Therapy as a first-line treatment.


Education is power in preventing and surviving breast cancer.  From teaching breast self exams to wise exercise, from managing post-treatment side-effects to mobilizing the mind for healing, we guide and support women to actively participate in health and healing.  Our University Education Program teaches students the lifestyle choices they can make at an early age to prevent breast cancer.


BCCA’s integrated cancer care program supports and complements conventional medical treatment.  The program encompasses the whole person—body, mind and spirit.  While accomplished in addition to conventional medical care, we understand it takes more than medicine to get well and stay well.


When breast cancer strikes, it impacts the entire family and all areas of their life, especially financially.  We have designed our Help Now Fund to assist with the basic needs of cancer patients in need.  The demand is huge and we limit our funding to past-due rents and utilities.  Our commitment: no woman will go through breast cancer without a roof over her head and the basics of daily needs.


We PRESS Forward in the fight against breast cancer.  We inspire hope.  We nurture healing.  We renew life.

The Breast Cancer Charities of America.  We are the new voice of breast cancer.  We are passionate, filled with energy and a vision.  And we will not stop until breast cancer is no longer a life-threatening disease.

Join us.  Make your voice heard.  It’s a new day in the world of breast cancer.

Behind The Curtain At BCCA!

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Today we thought it would be fun to bring you a “Behind the scenes” type of look at BCCA’s motto and inspirational mission. The Breast Cancer Charities of America, better known as “BCCA” was founded in 2009. For the past 4 years we have continued to grow and flourish within our local community and beyond. Our most recent event, the Pink 5k was a tremendous success, and we ended up raising significantly more than we had projected! As we prepare and look towards our other future events, we’re reminded of our mission here.  Our mission at BCCA is shown  below:


Mission Statement

The Breast Cancer Charities of America exists to eliminate breast cancer as a life-threatening illness.  We bring together organizations representing all health and social service disciplines in the commitment to establish new and unprecedented levels of effectiveness in research, education, advocacy and support.  BCCA is the only non-profit bringing the ‘integrated cancer care’ message to women of America.

For us, as a team we have chosen to make it our daily mission to be the difference in someone’s life and work towards a goal of someday eliminating breast cancer as a life-threatening illness. At BCCA we do this with our motto, PRESS Forward.






Every day that PRESS forward in the fight against breast cancer, puts us 1 step closer to the finish line. We love knowing that our work here makes a difference and with our small, but mighty staff we know that we can conquer the world together and eliminate breast cancer someday!



Wine Women & Shoes – Key to the Closet!

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Wine…women…and shoes, what could be more fabulous than these things combined into a one-night-only event? Then mark your calendars and grab your girlfriends!

The Breast Cancer Charities of America (BCCA) is pleased to announce they have been selected as the Houston charity partner for ‘Wine, Women, and Shoes’, a national wine-savvy, shoe-loving fundraising event coming to The Woodlands on September 25, 2014 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott.

WW&S, now in its tenth year, is a national event that partners with select non-profit organizations to bring an unforgettable experience that promises to deliver a fashionably fun evening. The event will feature ‘The Marketplace’ with exclusive designers from Beverly Hills, Miami and New York flying in to showcase and provide a wonderful shopping experience. In addition, nine elite vineyards from Northern California will be on site providing wine from the country’s top winemakers and the evening will be capped off with a New York style runway fashion show.


Key to the Closet

Key to the closet is an activity that will be taking place at Wine, Women, and Shoes. Key to the closet will feature a wardrobe containing clothes, accessories, and handbags from Trina Turk and other designers. The wardrobe will be valued at $5,000+. To enter for a chance at this exciting wardrobe selection a woman can purchase a ticket online for $50 prior to the evening or at the event for the same price.

>>> Buy your ticket now! <<<

When a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, it affects every aspect of her life, especially how she views and dresses herself. Breast cancer patients and survivors often struggle with body transformations. Going through this life impacting illness changes how a woman feels and the clothes that she chooses to adorn herself in. For most women getting ready in the morning is second nature and something that does not require much additional thought. Yet for a breast cancer patient or survivor this once simple task can seem daunting and difficult. At this event the “key to the closet” is symbolic for us in the sense that it symbolizes a way in which we can give back to women in need.

The proceeds from every ticket purchased will go directly back into BCCA to reinvest in the women that feel passionate about helping. Purchase a “key” today for your chance to win and in the process you’ll be helping a woman that is going through breast cancer cope with her body images.


>>> Buy your ticket now! <<<

General Admission tickets are $95 and VIP Tickets for $120. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call 936.231.8460. Be There. Be Fabulous!



The Breast Cancer Charities of America Welcomes Sponsors

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The Breast Cancer Charities of America is pleased to welcome Exit Lone Star Realty, BMW Houston North, BMW of The Woodlands, Glowfli Advertising, and MD Anderson of The Woodlands as new sponsors for the 2014 iGoPink Golf Classic. The Golf Classic is scheduled for Monday, March 17, 2014 at The Woodlands Country Club – Palmer Course. Each player will receive ­­­­­­­ a free TaylorMade Wedge Golf Club and is encouraged to wear their crazy golf pants to win the NEW Fancy Pants Competition.

With the support of the charity’s new sponsors and other faithful supporters like Community Impact, Clear Choice Orthodontics, and Choice Tee Golf, The Breast Cancer Charities of America will continue to PRESS Forward in their mission to eliminate breast cancer as a life-threatening illness. Their focus is Prevention, Research, Education, Survival, and Support.

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In 2013 BCCA was able to help over 1 million people across the United States. They brought the prevention and survivorship message to over 450 hospital partnerships, Universities and households in addition to assisting women financially to keep the basic necessities of rent and utilities paid for while in treatment.

To support the charity’s mission and participate in the iGoPink Golf Classic teams are encouraged to register online at The price is set for $175 per player or $700 per team of four. Price includes green fees, cart, box lunch, dinner and awards, and a free TaylorMade Wedge.  For more information on partnering with The Breast Cancer Charities of America

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Crafts For The Cure

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All ladies enjoy crafts. Why not make something special to brighten up someone’s day in the hospital or to bring breast cancer awareness to others?

Brighten Someone’s Day
Make a card. You can go to any store and get cute butterfly stickers or items to make flowers like the gorgeous daffodils in this example. Be creative. Put your heart into it. Brighten someone’s day with encouragement and creativity.

Pink Ribbons Bringing Awareness

Pink Ribbon Charm Bracelet

• Make a charm bracelet with pink ribbon charms interlaced with pink beads and silver spacers. Use a memory wire or an elastic beading thread to string all elements of the bracelet. For a memory wire, twist the ends under with needle-nose jewelry pliers to secure; with elastic string, secure with a double knot touched with jewelry glue and obscure the knotted section inside one of the larger beads.

New Partnership with Lilly Pulitzer!

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Be sure to look in the Lilly Pulitzer Fall Catalog for their newest partnership with us! Proceeds from the scarf and bracelet will benefit BCCA!

BCCA selected as a Charity for PUMA’s Project Pink!

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BCCA has been selected as a charity for PUMA’s Project Pink! Voting begins September 26th-October 7th. The charity with the most votes receives 100% of the proceeds from PUMA’s Project Pink initiative.