NOW:53146:USA01489
http://widgets.journalinteractive.com/cache/JIResponseCacher.ashx?duration=5&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdata.wp.myweather.net%2FeWxII%2F%3Fdata%3D*USA01489
19°
H 28° L 16°
Clear | 0MPH

Pink Possible: Salon owner brings small businesses together to battle breast cancer

Nov. 16, 2013

Dawn Panfil, owner of Hair and Body Solutions Salon and Spa in New Berlin, is a small business owner with a big dream: a world without breast cancer.

Now six years cancer-free, Dawn remembers what it was like to be out of the salon for a year during her breast cancer treatments. “After I completed my treatment at Aurora West Allis Medical Center I knew I wanted to use my salon to help others” Dawn said. And that is exactly what she did.

Hair and Body Solutions became the first salon to partner with Aurora Health Care Foundation’s Pink Possible campaign, which supports local breast cancer research efforts, education, prevention, patient experience and survivorship programs. The salon raised $2,790 their first year and raised $12,300 this past October.

Then, Dawn hit the streets to encourage other small businesses to join her. Matt Anderson of Matty’s Bar and Grille in New Berlin was excited to make a difference in the local community. “It was a great fit for Our Monday Night Lady’s League (MNL2) at Matty’s that comes together every Monday night throughout the year for fun, education, wellness and philanthropy.”

Jen Carter, who works at Matty’s is proud of the way the community rallied around the Pink Possible fundraiser. “Last year we raised $1,500 and this year we raised $5,000,” Jen said. “That’s a big jump! And we expect it to be even bigger next year!”

Dawn attributes the event’s success to the commitment of so many small businesses that were involved this year, especially Sprecher Brewery, The Gingerbread House, Tobin Jewelers and the 20 salons who participated.

“We all understand how important it is to give back to the community that supports us as small businesses,” Dawn says. “And we give to Pink Possible because we know the donations stay right in our community and help our own friends and neighbors.”

Dawn’s passion is contagious and she is encouraging other small businesses to join the fight against breast cancer by supporting Pink Possible throughout the year. “I think all breast cancer survivors are warriors – it is a battle from the day you are diagnosed. We have to help them so they don’t have to fight alone.”


If you would like to learn more about how your business, church or school can get involved in Pink Possible, contact Jeannie Jackson at 414-219-7378 or Jeannie.Jackson@aurora.org.

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Suburban News Roundup

E-mail Newsletter

Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.


Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Community Watch

» New Berlin planners to hold month of input sessions for sections 35/34 3/26

» The Sprint Episode Three: WIAA state basketball tournament retrospective 3/23

» Muskego-Norway assistant superintendent chooses return to classroom 3/19

» Principal named for Muskego High School 3/18

» Neufeldt achieved dreams with grit, grace and a big heart 3/18

» The Sprint Episode Two: local teams look to defend state basketball titles this week 3/16

» Muskego officials updated on potential closing of popular boat launch 3/4

» Muskego may close popular Little Muskego Lake boat launch 3/2

» New Berlin to pay $275,000 settlement to former HR director 2/20

» Complaint: Former New Berlin West basketball coach busted after police find pot in his school office 2/20

» Muskego-Norway School District to move middle school start time back 2/19

» Walmart to open March 11 on Greenfield Avenue in New Berlin 2/18

» Farrow, Schellinger advance in County Executive race 2/17

» Aquatic experts gather to devise battle plan for new pest found in Little Muskego Lake 2/12

» New Berlin schools did 'due diligence' in hiring coach: spokeswoman 2/11

» Updated: Interim appointed after New Berlin West boys basketball coach arrested for pot Updated:  2/9

» My Community Now and Lake Country Now websites switch to Viafoura commenting 2/9

» Court: Retired New Berlin officer must pay own health care deductibles 2/6

» Subdivision with lakes, trails gets favorable hearing in New Berlin 2/4

» Waukesha County squads to carry heroin overdose drug Narcan 2/3

» Susan Opper named Waukesha County district attorney 2/2

» Muskego reduces times, days for private fireworks 1/29

» New Greenfield Avenue Wal-mart could open in early March in New Berlin 1/29

» Muskego blaze that destroyed a building Monday started between floors 1/29

» Answers and winners of the Suburban Selfies contest revealed! 1/29

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss

Advertisement

Advertisement

Local Business Directory

CONNECT