I was dreading my 40th birthday and news that one of my best friends had been diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer just made me even less interested in celebrating the big day.
After some thought, I decided to throw myself a Birthday Casino Night and, instead of gifts, asked that people buy their playing chips as a donation for Triple Negative Breast Cance r Foundation. I also asked several local vendors to donate prizes to the Chip Leaders, and I had many generous offers (The Four Seasons donated a Brunch for Two, The LA Dodgers donated two tickets to a game, etc). It was so much fun!
Everyone had a great time, I had a wonderful birthday party, 6 lucky people won prizes, we raised over $3,000 in donations for the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation and now many more people are aware of TNBC. And the best news of all is that my friend has a great prognosis for a full recovery. All in all, my birthday party was a great success!