This Thursday, October 3, 2019, the 11th Annual Drink Pink for a cause will take place at The Lounsbury House in Ridgefield. This event supports Ann’s Place while putting a spotlight on local breast cancer survivors.
The photo you see here is one of Kristen Jensen’s “Courageous Faces”. This and many other photos of cancer survivors, and those in the midst of treatment will blanket the walls of the Lounsbury House telling a story of life, struggle, friendship, and hope.
Here, we couple the many Courageous Faces with their unique stories. We thank each and every one of these ladies for sharing their journey with us.
Visit Crowdrise HERE to support the 2019 Drink Pink Courageous Faces.
Meet Drink Pink model and Courageous Face, Venus Sanders
When and how did you first learn you had breast cancer?
I was a home by myself and My Doctor called me on April 10, 2018, and informed me I had breast cancer. I will never forget that day for as long as I live.
Who did you turn to for support and how was that person or organization supportive?
I turned to my family and they were very supportive. My daughter in law Shaniell was like my rock she was there when I was ill and she would take very good care of me. I could not have done this without her love and support.
Tell me about something someone said or did that helped you through your most difficult days
My family was what kept me going and they told me you are not alone in this fight we got your back.
What message do you have for others who have been diagnosed with breast cancer?
My advice is to be strong and to walk in faith and don’t ever give up!