Thursday, October 15, 2015

Breast cancer awareness benefit set Oct. 23

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Rex & Tiffany Redden Foundation is hosting its second Tapas for Tatas dinner Oct. 23 at the Keefer’s Island Convention Center in Idaho Falls. Last year’s event raised more than $10,000 to aid breast cancer research and to help raise awareness through education and screenings.

Survivors of all forms of cancer are invited to attend and be honored in the  survivor presentation. In addition to the presentation, there will be a raffle drawing, music and a raffle, music, a Survivor Presentation, and a talk from Tiffany Redden, who was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer in November 2013. This aggressive form of cancer had advanced to stage 3 and metastasized to her lymph nodes.

The same time she started chemotherapy, she and her husband, Rex, formed their foundation with the purpose of educating other women and men about the necessity of breast self-exams. “If I had listened to my doctor and was performing the monthly self-exams as recommended, I may have caught my cancer earlier,” she said. “I could not let another day go by without doing my part to educate others about the benefits of early-detection.”

Pre-registration is required at http://www.thereddenfoundation.org/survivors. Photos and names of survivors to be honored at the event can be emailed to tiffanyredden@ymail.com.