United Breast Cancer Foundation Celebrates with Twisted Pink at ‘An Evening Inspired’ Gala
Twisted Pink’s 7th Annual Gala, “An Evening Inspired”, was held on July 9th at Churchill Downs Millionaires Row, in Louisville, KY, and was supported by over 400 people in attendance. It was a magical evening filled with hope, celebration, and positivity.
The event was aimed to raise funds for metastatic breast cancer research and was sponsored by the United Breast Cancer Foundation (UBCF).
Through different missions throughout the years, both organizations have positively impacted the breast cancer community. UBCF helps patients, survivors, and families on an individual level with direct financial support. As the Title Patient Sponsor, the celebration was a perfect way for Team UBCF to honor patients, survivors, and loved ones. The impact of the partnership was extraordinary. During the Gala, there were recognition awards, an auction, and a live band.
Ken Petterson, Senior VP of Donor Engagement and Philanthropy for UBCF attended with his son, Aiden.
“It was a wonderful evening filled with hope, compassion, the sharing of many stories regarding breast cancer journeys, and a vision for a better tomorrow for individuals affected by breast cancer.” – Ken Petterson
Lauren DelGandio, UBCF’s Programs Manager attended the event with her mother, Judi, who is a breast cancer survivor.
“Attending Twisted Pink’s ‘An Evening Inspired’ was truly an inspirational experience! UBCF was honored to be the Title Patient Sponsor, gifting patients and survivors the opportunity to enjoy a night of celebration with their guests. Talking face to face with the recipients of UBCFs gifts and services helped us truly understand what UBCF’s support has meant to them. As UBCF’s Programs Manager, this is where my heart is. It was a reminder that every “patient” is a person first, and it strengthens our commitment to continue making a positive difference, every day, for those affected by breast cancer.” – Lauren DelGandio
UBCF programs include financial support for breast screenings, breast reconstruction, the Audrey B. Mastroianni college scholarship, holistic care, child sponsorship, and grants. UBCF has continued to provide for clients financially through the pandemic with the UBCF COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Program. Additionally, UBCF’s Network of Giving program provides individuals in need with tangible and useful gifts such as mattresses, personal hygiene products, and clothing.