Fifth annual ‘Bike for Boobs’ to commemorate beauty of breast cancer survivorsEvent Calendar, Online Only, Section 4A Wednesday, September 13th, 2017
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – One local breast cancer survivor plans to paint Point Loma pink for the fifth year in a row. Sandy Hanshaw, owner of The Wine Pub and The Coffee Hub, announces the return of her iconic neighborhood bike ride and celebration – Bike for Boobs. Hanshaw brought Bike for Boobs to life in San Diego in 2013 as she underwent treatment for stage-three breast cancer.
To celebrate the fifth year of Bike for Boobs, Hanshaw has partnered with Nomad Donuts to offer guests bike and boob-inspired donuts as they peruse an assortment of silent auction items donated from local businesses. A pink-mosaic picture frame, decorated by local artist and ArtBeat San Diego Founder Kristel Boe, will be on display for guests to add the names of loved ones going through a battle with breast cancer, photos or words of encouragement to women everywhere.
To date, the homegrown bike ride and fundraiser has raised more than $23,000 for breast cancer prevention education with annual donations to the Breast Cancer Prevention Partners (BCPP). Formerly the Breast Cancer Fund, BCPP has remained the sole beneficiary of Bike for Boobs since its inception. Hanshaw will also partner with Beautycounter to offer safe skincare and makeup products at the event, supporting BCPP’s mission to eliminate women’s daily exposure to toxic chemicals linked to breast cancer.
“After being shuttled out of the hospital post chemotherapy, my mind raced to find a way I could give back to other women like me,” says Hanshaw. “Five years later, I remain adamant that women need to learn what everyday products pose risks to our health in order to proactively take care of our bodies and hopefully avoid cancer altogether.”
Sunday, Oct. 15 at 3 p.m., dozens of pink-adorned supporters will grab bikes and join the San Diego County Bike Coalition for a casual ride around Shelter Island. Following the ride, guests will reunite at The Pub’s enchanting outdoor patio for live music, gourmet food, auction items and, of course, wine.
“We’re a bigger community than we realize,” says Hanshaw. “Almost everyone has been affected by breast cancer in some way – either by experiencing it directly or experiencing it through a loved one. Bike for Boobs cultivates community while celebrating our strength and inspiring hope. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, and together, we can see it.”
To reserve your spot in the two-wheeled pink parade with a suggested $25 donation, please click here. The Wine Pub also accepts donations to the Breast Cancer Prevention Partners from those who cannot attend Oct. 15.
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