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Brown and Company, Inc. supports the Vail Breast Cancer Awareness Group

On August 3rd, Brown and Company was proud to partner with the Vail Breast Cancer Awareness Group (VBCAG) for their 24th annual “Celebration of Life” luncheon. Martin Walsh and Erin Buis attended from Brown and Company. We are excited to be one of the corporate sponsors for this event. The Vail Breast Cancer Awareness Group has a long history of positive impact in Eagle County, Colorado.

Olympic gold medalist figure skater Dorothy Hamill was the keynote speaker at the luncheon. A part-time Colorado resident and a breast cancer survivor herself, Dorothy’s story was inspirational and heartwarming.

Recent statistics tell us that 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime¹. The fundraising efforts of the Vail Breast Cancer Awareness Group are to help residents in Eagle County who are in need of financial assistance while going through breast cancer treatment. The VBCAG finds that costs for breast cancer treatment often exceed insurance coverage, while many local women have no insurance at all.
Over the past 24 years, the Vail Breast Cancer Awareness Group—all volunteers—has raised more than $1 million in funds that go directly to those in need. We salute this wonderful organization and are very happy to help in their fundraising efforts.

¹ – Noone AM, Howlader N, Krapcho M, et al. (editors). SEER Cancer Statistics Review, 1975-2015. Table 4.17. National Cancer Institute. Bethesda, MD. Accessed on April 19, 2018. http://seer.cancer.gov/csr/1975_2015/, 2018.

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