B4BC’s friend and supporter, Amanda DeFisher, was just recently profiled in Burton Snowboards international internal newsletter as part of a Burton Shopgirl highlight and we wanted to share it with you!
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Defining Our Own Ride
WLI Quarterly E-newsletter l Issue 4 l March 2007
There are nearly 250,000 women in the United States under the age of 40 currently living with breast cancer. Three years ago this statistic, amongst many, hit home for ShopGirl Amanda DeFisher when her fianc’s mother was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Since then Amanda has dedicated much of her time and energy to Boarding for Breast Cancer, including volunteering at the educational booth during the Warped tour and collecting donations and registering riders at the on-snow events at her local mountain. Touched by the people she met through her experiences with B4BC, she was inspired to pursue her Masters in Healthcare and Non-Profit Education. “I am hoping that B4BC opens an East Coast chapter so that I can become even more involved with the organization and getting the word out,’ said Amanda. “Breast cancer fatalities are on the decline, and I truly believe that B4BC has a part in that.”
This year, instead of her regular solicitations, Amanda decided to give thanks by giving handmade “thank you” card packs to her donors. Amanda has donated her dollars and time into hand making the cards, and hopes to raise $1000 for the March board-a-thon. “I still have a ways to go,” Amanda explains, “but I have a feeling I will get there and then some!”
If you are interested in helping Amanda reach her goal, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
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