The Breast Cancer Charities of America | Giving Back

Tara Flannery is a portrait and event photographer based in The Woodlands and Conroe, TX.  See more events in the gallery.  Contact me to schedule your portrait or event session.

Why it’s good to give back

Whether you donate money or time, giving back is beneficial–and not just for the recipients. Research has shown that the old adage, “it’s better to give than to receive” is true after all.  A Gallup survey on volunteering in the U.S.A. found that 52% of volunteers do it because they like doing something useful and helping others. Another 38% said they enjoy doing volunteer work and feeling good about themselves.

The biggest reward, however, is the realization that you’ve made a significant change in someone’s life. And if not “significant” then a positive change nevertheless.

I give back because my mother had breast cancer.  And many of my friends have had breast cancer.  It seems to be everywhere.  My mother is a survivor but I still remember the day she was diagnosed and I felt as though my life, my very heart was being ripped from my body.  I didn’t know what to expect.  I didn’t know if she would survive.  I was scared and she was too.  I was in college at the time and had to return for a new semester.  I asked if I could stay home and she said no.  So I went back that senior year with my heart many many miles away.  My mom had excellent care and by the time she had surgery (the end of the protocol), there was no tumor left to remove.  Hers is a success story.  My hope, through giving back, is that there are many more success stories for other women too.

The Breast Cancer Charities of America

We’re passionate about truly helping women, mind body and spirit. Our programs allow us to educate on prevention, financially assist those battling breast cancer, make women feel beautiful again, get necessary supplies to developing countries, and even make a difference in our own community.  Through education, a Help Now Fund, Feeling Beautiful Again campaign, medical missions, and support of the greater Houston area, BCCA is making a difference in the lives of women living with breast cancer.

One of BCCA’s founding principles is the belief that all people are our brothers and sisters.  Further, we believe we are called to help those who are in need.  Our Medical Mission Partners program brings this principle to life.  In partnership with companies who graciously donate medicines, medical equipment and medical supplies to BCCA, we in turn supply these gifts to select mission hospital partners and medical clinics in developing countries.  This gift-in-kind concept is similar to how food banks receive their supplies and serve their clients.  These medicines, equipment and supplies are often the ONLY supplies the mission hospitals receive.

In addition to the medicines, BCCA also provides translated educational materials on nutrition, cancer prevention and cancer survival.  We strive to help all people impacted by breast cancer.  It’s our mission.

iGoPink 5K

I love photographing this event!  It’s a 5K run/walk in The Woodlands and it’s such a great time!  The serious runners at the front are trying to beat their personal best.  Strollers and doggie runners are at the back just glad to be out in the sunshine for a stroll.  With a DJ and vendor booths, it’s a fun time for the entire family!

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Tara Flannery is a portrait and event photographer based in The Woodlands and Conroe, TX.  See more events in the gallery.  Contact me to schedule your portrait or event session.

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