I know and am terribly fond of two kick ass women who fit into the category of “young breast cancer survivors in Louisville.” So I hope like crazy that you either attend the Young Survivors Silent Auction and Benefit on February 26, 2010 or you make a donation online to the Norton Breast Health Program or even go crazy old school and make a donation over the phone by calling (502) 629-8062.

And I’ve got a challenge for those of you who were posting the color of your bra to Facebook and Twitter last week to raise breast cancer awareness. Well actually the challenge is for everyone, I’m just particularly perplexed by the whole bra color thing. According to my friend Jay Garmon there is a word for it: Slacktivism.

The challenge is this: call or make a donation online to the North Breast Health Program and then post this as your status update:

To raise awareness & support local efforts to fight breast cancer I just donated to the Norton Breast Health Program. http://bit.ly/7TpG1a

That’s 138 characters (I’m good!) and the bit.ly link goes to the Norton Healthcare Foundation website.

Please join us in supporting young breast cancer survivors in Louisville. Proceeds from ticket sales and the silent auction will benefit the Norton Cancer Institute Breast Health Program, which provides special programming for cancer survivors age 40 and younger in the Greater Louisville area.

Young Survivors Silent Auction and Benefit
Friday, Feb. 26, 2010
6 to 10 p.m.
$10 per person

If you are unable to attend the event and would like to make a donation to the Norton Breast Health Program, go to NortonHealthcareFoundation.com. Call (502) 629-8062 for more information or to make a donation by phone.

It really pleases me to see a charity event where the tickets are only $10 per person. I realize that lower ticket prices potentially mean less money for the organization but it also means less people who want to support the cause and organization being shut out because they can’t afford the ticket.

Frazier International History Museum
829 W. Main St.
Louisville, KY