Tuesday, March 15th, 2016 marked the 20th Anniversary of the Mary Kay Foundation. The Mary Kay Foundation is a non-profit foundation committed to raising funds for two causes: cancer research and ending the epidemic of violence against women and children. I am so grateful for not only an amazing company that Mary Kay Ash created in 1963 but also the outstanding work the Mary Kay Foundation does for women.
As you can see by the Mary Kay Foundation logo, the “Silver Wings” represent the women who are given a new flight, a new chance to soar. Based on the millions of dollars raised and donated back into the United States, the Mary Kay Foundation has helped thousands of women to find safe homes and supported hundreds of doctors doing cancer research.
My hope is that someday we can have a cure; a cure for this disease that not only attacks women but also significantly impact the lives of their husbands, children, and other loved ones. I’m so thankful that my own mother has been in remission for 5 years from her breast cancer and that I can be an inspiration for other young daughters going through similar events. My hope is to be courageous enough to show vulnerability to these young women and encourage healing and growth for them. Cancer treatment and therapy is a journey, it’s not a single event. Consequently, it often redirects priorities in life and allows eyes to be opened to the reality that was occurring. By standing on this platform, I can be a role model to help guide these young daughters for one of the most challenging times of their life.
Thank you, Mary Kay Foundation, for your 20 years of service. I plan to continue with you for the next 20 years.