2014’s Pink & Black Event

It’s time for Dale Cager’s Hats Off: Breast Cancer Foundation’s biggest fundraiser campaign, the annual Pink & Black Event. It’s due to be even more memorable than last year. We are requesting your support, your attendance, as well as your sponsorship of the event. This grand day will be October 19, 2014 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, held at Asbury Town Neck UMC located in Severna Park, Maryland. Proceeds for events go towards funding the foundation & their efforts in the breast cancer community.
Pink & Black Event 2014

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Now is the Time to Get Screened

                With the new healthcare mandates and policies that have been in effect through the Affordable Care Act, NOW is the time to get your breast cancer screenings. It has been proven that early detection and screenings are catching breast cancer in its early Surgeonstages, when it is more treatable. The Affordable Healthcare Act (ACA) has mandated that everyone have healthcare insurance. Insurance companies are required to cover in full all US Preventive Services Task Force’s (USPSTF) Grade A and B recommendations. Therefore, within the ACA’s policies breast cancer prevention is covered in full, meaning no out-of-pocket co-pay or deductible beginning with plan years starting after August 1, 2012, to the insurer. Any woman that is of age to be screened has no excuse to not receive preventive care.

“The language of the law may be confusing and the glitches on the website problematic, but overall, the ACA is positive for women with breast cancer,” Monica Fawzy Bryant said. “Looking at the big picture, it gives people new ways to purchase insurance and makes insurance as affordable as possible.”

Breast MammographyThe ACA mandates that coverage will be guaranteed and out-of-pocket costs will be eliminated in new insurance plans for proven preventive services. It has been recommended that a screening mammography be given, with or without clinical breast examination, every 1 to 2 years for women age 40 years and older. The women whose family history is associated with an increased risk for deleterious mutations in BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes should be referred for genetic counseling and evaluation for BRCA testing, which is also fully covered.

“A recent study by Harvard University researchers also makes a case for starting routine mammograms before women are in their 50s. The study found that 71 percent of women who had died as a result of their breast cancer did not have a Doctormammogram prior to diagnosis. Half of the breast cancer deaths occurred in women who were younger than 50”

For a better understanding of when you should be getting your screenings the American Cancer Society has laid out a graph of mammography screening coverage laws by state. It shows the frequency and age requirements per state.

Survivor Family MemberPlease schedule your screenings today. -Dale

Christmas Cabaret

Mark your calendars for December  20th, we be will hosting:

Christmas Cabaret Flyer
Christmas Cabaret Flyer

This extravagant Christmas Bash has been planned with Deb’s Gorgeous Red Hats. The theme is

“The Cotton Club Comes to Harlem”

So pick out your best outfit so that you can strut your stuff & dance the night away! There will be a best dressed contest.  Music will be performed by The Rise Band and Show.

The tables will seat 8, so invite your friends and family and get a full table. Tickets are available for purchse via Eventbrite for $25.00.

Let us “Deck the Halls” in this cabaret styled event that promises to be a great night to celebrate the holidays with friends and family and a wonderful way to support Dale Cager’s Hats Off to Breast Cancer Foundation & Deb’s Gorgeous Red Hats. Free setups, BYOB and BYOF.

In Case You Missed Hats Off: BCF in October

Pink Event FlyerWe want to share with you some of the amazing things that Hats Off: Breast Cancer Foundation has been doing. Here is our video from our October event, that we hosted for Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Breast Cancer Awareness month is the foundation’s month to shine and advertise to the community what it is we do to serve. At our annual Pink Event we honored Survivors & Memorialized those who have lost their battle with breast cancer.

Due to the numerous support throughout the community the entire event was a success. Special appearances by 92Q Jams’ Konan, Comedian Desi Alexander, Radios One’s WOLB 1010’s Patrick Henderson. Informational packets on breast cancer awareness and screenings were supplied by the American Cancer Society.

This is just a clip of our event. To view the event in it’s entirety, it will be available for sale soon.

Hats Off: BCF’s new website!

We are excited to announce our new WEBSITE!  Please look for upcoming events, announcements, support groups, membership forms and contribution opportunities.

"Together We Can Make A Difference!" Dale Cager