Local Breast Cancer Organization Takes Control on March 30

San Dimas, CA – Fighting 4 the Tatas Inflammatory Breast Cancer Organization will “Take Control” March 30, 2017, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Chaparral Lanes in San Dimas in an effort to increase awareness to the lack of knowledge of Inflammatory Breast Cancer while educating the community on how they can take control when it comes to their health.

Several representatives from Fighting 4 the Tatas Inflammatory Breast Cancer Organization will be at the event to inform attendees of Inflammatory Breast Cancer and share their personal stories. Tickets are $20 each and 35 percent of the proceeds will go toward Fighting 4 the Tatas Inflammatory Breast Cancer Organization. The proceeds will go into a general fund that will be used for temporary financial assistance to women as they undergo breast cancer treatment, bringing self-esteem back to breast cancer victims, and research for awareness of  Inflammatory Breast Cancer.

“Not many people know that there are different types of breast cancer and that information needs to change through exposure and education,” Founder of Fighting 4 the Tatas Joshlyn Earls said.

Earls was diagnosed with Inflammatory Breast Cancer in 2011. While undergoing treatment, she noticed a major void that needed to be filled which motived her to dedicate her time to educate the public about the deadly disease.

According to the National Cancer Institute, Inflammatory Breast Cancer accounts for 1-5% of breast cancer diagnosis. However, Inflammatory Breast Cancer is among the most aggressive types. Inflammatory Breast Cancer grows quickly and, by the time of diagnosis, it is either stage IIIb or stage IV disease, depending on where the cancer has spread.

For example, Since Inflammatory Breast Cancer progresses so rapidly, it only takes weeks or months to spread completely, according to National Cancer Institute.

Unlike most breast cancers, Inflammatory Breast Cancer doesn’t always have the telling sign of a lump, according to the National Cancer Institute. Some symptoms include swelling and redness of the breast, ridges or pits in the breast, a rapid increase in breast size, a heaviness of the breast,  and a burning sensation.

“Inflammatory breast cancer is very hard to diagnose, and spreads very quickly,” Earls said.

“Not all physicians are familiar with IBC, so in many cases, all women (White, Black, Latino and Asian) women are told it may be Mastitis, an infection of the breast tissue, causing wth same redness, swelling, warmth, and tenderness as IBC.”


Join Fighting 4 the Tatas to “Take Control” and strike out breast cancer at the upcoming bowling fundraiser.

Those interested in attending the event please contact Megan at megan.sears@laverne.edu or to purchase your ticket search “Take Control and Strike Out Cancer” at Eventbrite.com.


About Fighting 4 the Tatas:

Fighting 4 the Tatas is a 501 (c) (3) Charity EIN #37-1652127 Non-Profit Corporation in California. The organization was founded in 2011, by Joshlyn Earls and her daughter Jacqueline Johnson while she was battling Inflammatory Breast Cancer. The organization is comprised of concerned citizens who came together in the hopes of spreading awareness of Inflammatory Breast Cancer. Fighting 4 the Tatas mission is to bring awareness to Inflammatory Breast Cancer, facilitate temporary financial support and promote breast health and wellness. Since opening in 2011, the organization has been able to provide financial assistance to women battling Inflammatory Breast Cancer and have helped many families, with no outside funds.

Get more information at www.fighting4thetatas.org.

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