Breast Cancer Memorial Tree Planting Saturday Oct. 17

Breast Cancer Memorial Tree Planting Saturday Oct. 17
Villaraigosa, Berman, Schiff, Sieroty and Greuel Confirmed in S.F. Valley
 
Pacoima, CA – On Saturday, October 17 several California elected officials will join volunteer tree planters in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Elected officials confirmed to attend include L.A. City Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, L.A. City Controller Wendy Greuel, Congressman Howard Berman, Congressman Adam Schiff, and California Senator Alan Sieroty.
 
More than 150 volunteers, friends and family members are expected to attend the community tree planting along with TreePeople staff and representatives from The Breast Cancer Care & Research Fund. Sixty cape chestnut trees will be planted at the Hansen Dam Aquatics Center, 11770 Foothill Blvd., Pacoima.
 
“We are delighted to collaborate with TreePeople on this meaningful event,” says Michele Rakoff of the Breast Cancer Care and Research Fund. “Everyone knows someone who has been touched by cancer, and we hope today’s tree planting will inspire and unite volunteers in our fight to eradicate this devastating disease.”
 
The breast cancer memorial tree plantingcelebrates the life of loved ones who are living withbreast cancer, are survivors, who have passed or have been touched in some way by cancer.
 
“These trees will serve many functions,” says TreePeople’s Northeast San Fernando Valley Regional Manager, Pam Gibson. “They will capture and store much needed rainwater, filter the air and provide shade and beauty to park visitors.”
               
The Breast Cancer Care & Research Fund’s (BCCRF) mission is to eradicate breast cancer through education, research, advocacy and community outreach. The Breast Cancer Care & Research Fund (BCCRF) was founded in 1998 by Dr. John S. Link, Breast Medical Oncologist, Author and Board Chairman. For more information on the BCCRF, visit www.breastcancercare.org/.
 
TreePeople is an environmental nonprofit that unites the power of trees, people and technology to grow a sustainable future for Los Angeles. Founded in 1973 by teenagers, TreePeople’s mission is to inspire, engage and support people to take personal responsibility for the urban environment, making it safe, healthy, fun and sustainable and to share the results as a model for the world. More information at www.treepeople.org.
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