Bowen Miclette and Britt’s Team BMB will host their annual Concert for the Cure to raise money for Komen Houston. The event will be on October 11th from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Rebel’s Honky Tonk on Washington. Entertainment will be provided by The Patrick Murphy Band with performances by Joni Rae Jack and Jade Jack. We will also host live and silent auctions. Last year we raised $43,790.41 in donations for the Komen Houston affiliate. Our inspiration for this event is our former co-worker and friend, Ann Fryer.
In 2012, we are also motivated and inspired by the loss of our long time Race for the Cure® team member Jimmie Sue Browning. Kathy Foster, her daughter, shares Jimmie’s story below.
In 1977 a 37 year old mother of three found a lump in her left breast. My Mom, Jimmie Sue Browning. Her doctor sent her directly to M.D. Anderson, which was just starting a new treatment concept - Lumpectomy and Cobalt Radiation vs. Mastectomy. Mom agreed and was one of their first trial patients. Can you imagine sitting exposed in the middle of a teaching class room? I can’t. Well it paid off! She was cancer free until 20 years later when it came back and then another 2 years and it was in the other breast. This didn’t stop this courageous woman. Through double mastectomy, chemo, radiation, surgery and pain, she kept going. She walked every Komen Race for the Cure® but two since 1999. She fought a war with cancer and won an additional 35 years of living and loving. Mom’s final battle ended on Oct. 4th 2011. With dignity and grace she faced the monster and with love and peace she joined her Father in heaven.
My daughters, friends and I always walked with Mom at the Race. We will still walk with her, but now, she is in our hearts. Breast cancer is a horrible disease that affects so many people like Mom. Though I treasure the additional 35 years, we still want more. Help us try to give More to Many.
If you are interested in obtaining tickets for the concert or in making a donation to Team BMB, please contact Karen Oakes at firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-867-5359.
This year, BMB team member Karen Oakes is our Top Fundraiser #7 for her efforts in 2011. Karen was honored at our 2012 Pink Honor Roll Party on August 22, 2012.
Here is Karen's story:
Karen’s sister was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 30 while she was pregnant with her third child. She found out she was having a boy the same day she was told she had stage 2 breast cancer. She began treatment during her pregnancy, undergoing a mastectomy and removal of thyroid glands and on June 12, 2003 delivered a beautiful baby boy. She has been cancer free for over 8 years now!
Her company, Bowen, Miclette and Britt Insurance Agency, LLC, hosts several fundraising events to benefit Komen Houston. Prior to her sister’s diagnosis, she participated in her company’s efforts, but is now more involved in the planning and execution of these events. Her fundraising success is due to the hard work and generosity of her co-workers, vendors, clients, family and friends - they work so hard and give so generously.
“Team BMB and Karen are honored to be able to contribute to such a great cause and look forward to the day that our mothers, wives, sisters, friends and family are all free from the fear of breast cancer.”
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