An event will be held at Narragansett Town Beach to raise awareness for the Rhode Island Breast Cancer Coalition's goal.
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Thursday, April 12, 2012
The Rhode Island Breast Cancer Coalition wants you to join it in helping to “wave” goodbye to breast cancer. On Sunday, April 22, the group will be hosting a wave mob at Narragansett Town Beach at noon. There will be an aerial photograph taken, with the goal of spelling out “2020” from the air with blue shirts. It is part of the National Breast Cancer Coalition’s deadline for curing breast cancer. Ideally, the coalition wants to see all breast cancer eradicated by 2020, and hopes that setting a firm deadline makes it happen. For more information, visit the Rhode Island Breast Cancer Coalition website here.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the wearing of the pink has come to a close. For Jeannine Denecour, a Narragansett resident and business woman, October was also a check mark on the timeline of survival.
Jeannine Denecour knows adversity. She knows suffering. She knows cancer and the fear of being told that you have a life-threatening disease. Most importantly, Denecour knows what it's like not only to survive, but to raise the bar for those who have lost hope, who are too tired to fight, who have allowed the disease and treatment to shape their daily lives. Cancer and cancer treatment have the ability to take away a person's dignity. "People who are fighting for their lives need all the help they can get," she said. "I volunteer my time and have developed a niche in my business that allows me to restore some of that dignity; giving back some of what the disease has taken away." Denecour, the owner of Advanced Hair Design in the Mariner …