A message from BigWig Ben Blakeman

ben-blakeman-3Living in Northwest Arkansas, there are so many passionate people who support causes that can change lives. But, when you think about cancer, and specifically breast cancer, that I think nearly all of us can say it’s something we’ve been personally affected by. Whether it’s an amazing story of survival or by an untimely passing of a loved one, breast cancer has made an impact on who we are. And that is why supporting the Komen Foundation is so important.

Personally, I’ve had friends and family members who have battled different forms of cancer, but as I think about the Ozark Affiliate, a statistic that I can’t get over is that breast cancer occurs in 1 in 8 women. That’s not something we can sit around and wait to change. It’s something we need to work as a community to change, together.

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Pink isn’t my color. And wearing a wig takes some courage. What’s important about the Pink Wig Campaign is that it is such a fun way to drive awareness, elicit support and rally a community to get behind something that truly matters. Hosting events and asking our friends in the community to take part and donate to the campaign is just one way the “wigs” can ladder up to such a big goal – to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures.

To that point – I’d love to see you at Blakeman’s Fine Jewelry on Thursday Oct. 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. We’ll be hosting a champagne toast to the Komen Foundation. We’ll also be donating 10 percent of all sales to the Foundation.

Ben Blakeman, G.G.  – Blakeman’s Fine Jewelry

 

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