More than 200 members of the Foothills communities attended the Thursday Club’s “Think Pink – Come Together for the Cure” tea on Oct. 15 at the Thursday Clubhouse in La Cañada. It was the first time in the Thursday Club’s nearly 100-year history that the community was invited to be guests at the first Program Tea of the Club year. Also in attendance were La Cañada Flintridge Mayor Laura Olhasso and California State Assembly Member Anthony Portantino.
“Over the years, October has come to be known as ‘National Breast Cancer Awareness Month,’” said Thursday Club president, Judy Cooper. “We could think of no better way to begin our Club year than to open our Club doors and invite the community to join us as we ‘Think Pink’ and Come Together for the Cure.” The Thursday Club tea featured a multi-media presentation hosted by Rusty Robertson and Susan Schwartz from the “Stand Up 2 Cancer” Executive Leadership Committee. Robertson, one of the founding partners of the Susan G. Koman Foundation, spoke about the formation of the Stand Up 2 Cancer fundraising campaign and the impact its spirit of cooperation and interdisciplinary communication has already had on cancer research. Robertson and Schwartz presented highlights from the ground breaking 2008 Stand Up 2 Cancer television special, which was hosted by the three major broadcast networks, and debuted the new Stand Up 2 Cancer public service campaign.
“Think Pink – Come Together for the Cure” was presented by the Thursday Club’s Community Relations Committee. The goal of the committee is to promote and support women’s health issues to the Club’s membership and the community at large through a variety of educational events. Committee members include co-chairmen Sue Tutt and Barbara Self, and members Louise Beggs, Brenda Brisbois, Jean Chubb, Judy Cooper, Jean Johnson, Jeanie Kay, Aline Kuhnle, Corkie MacPherson, Jody Platisa, Karen Poindexter and Jacquie Townsend.
For additional information on Stand Up 2 Cancer, or to make a donation, visit www.standup2cancer.org.