The Benjamin & Yancy Foundation's 2nd Annual Cancer Survivors' Luncheon
The Benjamin & Yancy Foundation will host its 2nd Annual Cancer Survivors’ Luncheon, honoring ‘Champions of Prostate Cancer in the Crescent City’. The BY Foundation will honor local men who are beating the odds against prostate cancer and are living testaments of fortitude, contributing to the fabric of New Orleans through their various professions and acts of service. September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and the BY Foundation has chosen to provide a communal space to uplift those championing through their prostate cancer diagnosis by highlighting their survivorship and collective civic contributions. The BY Foundation’s Cancer Survivors’ Luncheon will feature live entertainment and a silent auction. Come dressed in your suave and chic attire (hats and fascinators welcomed), to attend a one of-a-kind Big Easy style luncheon, paying homage to some of our community’s Prostate Cancer Champions’ remarkable resiliency. For more information about the Benjamin & Yancy Foundation’s 2nd Annual Cancer Survivors’ Luncheon, sponsorship opportunities, providing auction donations, or to make a general donation, visit BenjaminandYancyFoundation.org, or email, BY2Foundation@gmail.com. About the Benjamin & Yancy Foundation, Inc.: The Benjamin & Yancy Foundation, Incorporated (BY Foundation or BYF), is a 501c(3) nonprofit that is dedicated to providing screenings, therapeutic services, transportation assistance, and educational resources to those coping with breast cancer, prostate cancer and their caregivers. Since 2017, the BY Foundation has worked to provide tangible communal support in the Greater New Orleans area by hosting free quarterly cancer educational workshops and support groups, to continually promote self-health advocacy. The BY Foundation emphasizes the importance of preventative methods through early detection and knowing one’s families’ cancer history, in hopes of saving lives. The BY Foundation’s commitment to address NOLA’s grass-root need to raise awareness about breast cancer and prostate cancer is based in a deep commitment to keep the legacies alive of two courageous local educators who lost their battles to breast cancer. Velma C. Benjamin, Ph.D., and Elmira Jacqueline Bridges Yancy, B.S., M.S., had a combined teaching career of 70 years, mentoring countless youth on how to maintain healthy lifestyles though the curriculums of Health, Physical Education and Dance. Benjamin’s and Yancy’s city-wide educational contributions and community-based platforms are the core visions of the BY Foundation — empowering individuals to advocate for their own quality of life and health, as well as for others’.