Since both our families and friends have been personally affected by breast cancer, Shake the Tree Productions actively pursued becoming a part of the My Destiny Foundation, Inc. We were thrilled and honored to become Corporate Sponsors for this amazing organization. In our sincere efforts to broaden our give-back mentality, we have gotten involved in cross-promotional programs and events with My Destiny.
"My Destiny's mission is to educate, support and most importantly, empower women of all ages who are at high risk for developing breast cancer and who are choosing to have a prophylactic mastectomy to reduce that risk. We are dedicated to providing information, resources and financial assistance to this high-risk community. We provide a safe haven for women so they may gain knowledge about their options, share their journey, and to support and inspire each other. Our online community (breast sisters as we like to be called) will inspire each other to be in charge of their health and more importantly, their destiny."
Shake the Tree Productions would like not only to incorporate our events with media coverage for this cause, but we will be an active participant in educating, encouraging early detection and ultimately, HOPEFULLY eradicate breast cancer forever. We will donate both time and auction items for charity events and will also contribute 1% of all the net profits of every film we produce to this outstanding charity.
Please visit their DONATIONS page and join us in showing your support for this worthwhile cause. Follow them on FACEBOOK for more information.
Let's try to see A WORLD WITHOUT BREAST CANCER in our lifetime!
Associated Press, Breezy Point, NY
REBUILDING BREEZY POINT, QUEENS AFTER HURRICANE SANDY
October 29, 2013, New York and New Jersey was barraged by the "perfect storm," the likes of which none in the community could have anticipated. Hurricane Sandy hit with such a ferocious blow, residents of many communities were left homeless, without food, water, clothes, vehicles, facing the loss of most of their worldly possessions.
The coast of Queens comprises Breezy Point, Riis Park, Neponset, Rockaways, Belle Harbor, and Far Rockaways. As longtime residents of Marine Park, Brooklyn, my husband and I have long considered these summer destinations. The morning after the storm, neither of us, nor our cousin, could sit idly by and wait for electricity to come back on. We had to take action.
We began by driving over the Gill Hodges / Marine Parkway Bridge and began to shuttle people to safety through the water, away from the devastation. What started out as a small rescue mission turned into an enormous relief effort that lasted nearly six months.
Together with the amazingly heroic firefighters from The Roxbury Volunteer Fire Department--the ones who fought the blaze in Breezy Point in chest-deep waters for over four hours the night Sandy ravaged the community--we formed a "Pop-Up Donation Center" at The Father Hession Hall behind St. Genevieve Church.
With nothing but a Facebook page, a Twitter account, word of mouth, and a determination to help these folks begin their recovery, we mounted a donation campaign for this distribution center and successfully raised over $25K in cleaning supplies, food, clothing, gift cards, and money to help rebuild the communities and sustain them during their recovery process.
Volunteers and contributors came from all over the country, and for them, I am eternally grateful!
We are PROUD VOLUNTEERS AND SPONSORS of The Roxbury Volunteer Fire Department in Breezy Point, and we will forever remember the kindness, perseverance, and determination of all the victims during this tragedy. We look forward to continuing our support, even as the community has found its footing again.
By volunteering after Hurricane Sandy, I found that I got more out of the experience than I could possibly have given. Let's join together as a community and not forget the everyday folks that make our great country what it is!