Heather Sweitzer Chosen as Cover Model for 2017 Beyond Boobs! Calendar
As many of you may know, our owner Heather Sweitzer is a breast cancer survivor. So as October begins, it marks a special, yet difficult time for us. We have been blessed with another chance at life, as she’s been in remission from stage 3B cancer for two years now! But sadly, many others do not survive this terrible disease. It is in their memorium that we send out this update and newsletter to encourage all of you to get involved in whatever capacity you can.
Many people are familiar with some of the Pink organizations that are popular, but we want to share with you an organization that is very near and dear to Heather’s heart, Beyond Boobs! This organization is a local group that provides real support to women and their families that are battling the fight of their lives. Their financials are available on their website for everyone to see because they send back out almost every penny of what they bring in to support women in a very tangible way with personal support groups and the real needs of families at this critical time. Don’t be “Pink Washed” into supporting the big name organizations who invest very little money back into the communities they “support”. Without the encouragement and real commitment of this amazing local group based in Williamsburg, that is now spreading throughout the country thanks to so many willing hearts, Heather’s life could’ve been vastly different during a time when she most needed people to be there for her. Our family certainly has an Attitude of Gratitude towards this amazing group.
This year, as a part of their largest fundraiser, Heather was honored to share a bit of her story as the selectee to represent Ms. January, and also the cover of the 10th anniversary edition, in their 2017 calendar. This calendar tells the stories of real women with real situations that almost any woman can relate to. No one ever expects to be in a position of being a young woman (Heather was 28 when diagnosed!) who has been told they just might die. Supporting Heather and Beyond Boobs! through this calendar sale event will help young women get the support they need, as well as see the stories of real women who share what they experienced, in the hopes of raising real awareness to save lives, right here in Hampton Roads. We are honored to support this group through its different fund raisers and we hope you will consider it too.
You can purchase the 2017 “A Calendar to Live By!” to support this great cause – be sure to put Heather’s name in the comments section when making the purchase. As well, Regal Renovations will donate $500 in your honor from every signed contract in the month of October. Help us to raise awareness and support, not just money by supporting Beyond Boobs! and their mission to give back to young local women in their greatest time of need!