Almost all of us know somebody whose life has been affected by cancer. No matter what kind, I think the general population has put it best with two words: cancer sucks. Today, Friday, October 23rd, we get to celebrate with and remember those in our lives who are living with breast cancer. I hope you will be joining us at our Bra Auction and Pink Party at the Forest Ridge Events Center in Machesney Park.

Tonight will be all about people like Tracy, a breast cancer survivor who shared her incredibly powerful story about getting her first haircut after chemotherapy, with Ulta. This video expresses so brilliantly the travail of going through the phases and stages of breast cancer.

Well done, Tracy.

Please let me extend to you, again, an invitation to our annual Pink Party this evening and help us raise awareness for breast cancer research and help more women reach a new beginning.