3 Sisters Diagnosed With Breast Cancer to be Honored in New YorkThe Breast Cancer Site
It is tough when one member of a family has breast cancer, and as you can imagine, it’s even harder when three do. According to the Desert Sun, three sisters were diagnosed with breast cancer in the same year. Now, after many treatments, they are being honored in New York City at the 2nd Annual Pretty in Pink event, which will be hosted by the Get in Touch Foundation.
Brenda O’Brien was the first of the sisters to be diagnosed with breast cancer.
“It was hard, and then even harder than that is when you think you’re getting through it, and then your sister’s diagnosed,” O’Brien told the source. “And then you think you’re through that, and your next sister is diagnosed.”
Following O’Brien’s second diagnoses in 2010, her sisters Angel and Kathleen also received the same news from their doctors. As of March 2012, there were five mastectomies between them.
The women raise money for breast cancer awareness through their organization called 3 Sisters Survival. They sell various items, including “Stomp Out Breast Cancer” cowboy boots.
The Pretty in Pink event will include a “Women of Strength” awards ceremony where the O’Brien sisters are the guests of honor. It takes place on Feb. 20 and proceeds will go toward helping the organization’s health care initiatives.