This semester’s Mission ImPROMible raised $3,000 for their new beneficiary, Keep-A-Breast Foundation™. Hosted by the communications club, the event was started in 2010 for a foundation to continue their program.
According to their website, Keep-A-Breast Foundation was founded in 2000 by Shaney Jo Darden and Mona Mukherjea-Gehrig. The common goal of the foundation “is to expose young people to methods of prevention, early detection and support in relation to breast cancer.
Choosing the foundation was quite simple for the club. The non-profit Keep-A-Breast Foundation™ created a non-toxic revolution that coincides with their eco-friendly goals and the club’s sustainability objectives.
“Only a small percentage of breast cancer is linked to family history. According to experts, the vast majority of breast cancer can be attributed to environmental and lifestyle choices,” said the introduction video for the non-toxic revolution movement.
The growth of Mission ImPROMible has been substantial. “At our first sale, we started with around 150 dresses and throughout the past two years our sale has grown to a selection of over 400 dresses,” said Lauren Sciacca.
According to Sciacca, “Mission ImPROMible changes the non-profit organization that it benefits each year. Our first year, the proceeds benefited Mission Honduras International, where all of the funds were used to buy school supplies for a newly built schoolhouse.”
Kelli Alfieri and Lauren Sciacca are the coordinators of this event while Frank Klapak is the club advisor. For further information or questions check out Mission ImPROMible’s Facebook or http://www.keep-a-breast.org/.