Elaine Nisonoff has been involved with Play for P.I.N.K. events in New Jersey for over 15 years, most recently at Knob Hill Golf Club. After reading Elaine’s story, you will see why raising money for breast cancer research is of utmost importance to her and her family.
I participate in Play for P.I.N.K. events for a very simple reason: I am keenly interested in supporting any research that will decrease the numbers of women and men who are struck with breast cancer. As a survivor myself, I have a personal interest in finding a cure. There are clearly many institutions in the United States and around the world that are making great advances, and it’s vital that each of us do everything we can to contribute.
My experience with Play for P.I.N.K. has been inspirational in that every person involved seems to have been touched by someone who has had breast cancer. These personal stories have a great impact on participation and involvement.
These events also have a way of bringing people closer together, mostly because they know they are fighting for a very worthy cause. The sense of community engendered by these events is palpable. And inspirational.
I am an 11-year survivor, and my sister is a 4-year survivor. The personal connection cannot be understated. My hope is that future generations will be spared the pain of the disease. My belief is that thanks to the research being done today, my hope will be realized.