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Embrace Your Sisters Held Virtual Positively Pink in Pittsford Walk


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Embrace Your Sisters (EYS) will hold their annual Positively Pink in Pittsford Walk virtually this fall, beginning Sunday, September 26th through Sunday, October 3rd. The walk is virtual, so take a stroll with your kids, some friends, your teammates or workmates, and the dog. Go wherever you choose. Go for a hike. Walk in the city. You can walk and still enjoy historic Pittsford!

Register online to join the virtual event and create your fundraising page. Take a picture of yourself walking and share it on your favorite social media site, letting people know you are walking to help people with breast cancer. Don’t forget to ‘tag’ Embrace Your Sisters on Facebook or Instagram. All ‘tagged’ posts will be entered to win a $100 Visa gift card!

EYS assists people with breast cancer, facing short-term financial needs, throughout 13 counties in our greater community. Join us for some fun for a great cause! To register or for more event details, visit the website at:

EYS began in 2006 with five dedicated women when one of these Co-Founders of Embrace Your Sisters (EYS) found herself diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time. She, her family, and friends knew her expenses were going to be enormous while fighting this. While planning a fundraiser, they realized they could help others going through this, and EYS was born! Extra funds from a chicken BBQ fundraiser in Ionia, NY and many hours later, EYS became a 501(c)(3) not for profit. Embrace Your Sisters continues to grow every year with the help and support of our local communities.

A grant from EYS can help friends dealing with mounting co-pays and medical expenses. This emergency funding can also help with rent/mortgages, utilities, and other necessary expenses in order to improve the quality of their lives and maintain a stable environment during their battle. EYS can also provide longer-term help with practical, emotional health and other vital services.

Sadly, Chrisann Philipson, one of EYS’ five founders and the inspiration for the founding of Embrace Your Sisters, lost her battle with breast cancer. She had a great heart that touched many in the community, and she will continue to be missed by all. Her memory lives on through the efforts of Embrace Your Sisters and their belief that a person going through breast cancer treatment should not have to choose between paying for a treatment and paying for housing or other necessities.

Embrace Your Sisters Second Vice President Krista Jackson stated, “Nonprofits have been really struggling during the Coronavirus pandemic. Our fundraising has been significantly less, so we are really pushing for this event to be successful. We are hopeful for our upcoming event and look forward to the public being eager to join in our efforts!”

ABOUT EYS- Embrace Your Sisters (EYS) has a mission to provide short-term emergency financial support for people with breast cancer. The nonprofit organization fills a unique niche in breast cancer services by providing this support to residents within thirteen NY counties, assisting with their daily living bills: Allegany, Cayuga, Chemung, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, Wayne, and Yates. Through financial assistance, education, and informational resources, EYS provides support and hope. EYS is supported 100% by volunteers, and its board is made up of 100% volunteers, many of whom have been touched by breast cancer in some way. For more information, please visit:


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