The Breast Cancer Society today announced awarding breast cancer survivor and Massachusetts resident, Michelle Laboy-Munoz, an educational scholarship through the charity’s Empower One Scholarship Fund. New Jersey’s, The Beau Institute of Permanent Cosmetics will train and certify Michelle, and in return, Michelle will give to other breast cancer survivors. The Beau Institute is honored to assist Michelle at this time.
Michelle is a loving wife and the mother of five year old twin sons. After enduring the pain of a bilateral mastectomy, Michelle wants to make a difference and help others who are battling this disease. After much soul searching, Michelle shares “Paramedical Permanent Makeup will be the next step of my journey to serve others.” Michelle’s desire is to learn to tattoo the areola and offer her services, free of charge, to her breast cancer sisters, once they complete breast reconstruction. “This will help fulfill my lifelong desire to really make a difference in the life of others,” Michelle continues “and particularly in the life of other breast cancer patients.”
The Empower One Scholarship assists those who have been affected by breast cancer with obtaining a college degree or trade certificate. The Breast Cancer Society is one of the few national breast cancer charities in the United States with a primary focus on providing direct help and assistance to those suffering from breast cancer.
“We at The Breast Cancer Society are determined to improve breast cancer fighters’ abilities to recover from their cancer battle, not only physically and emotionally, but financially. Survivors and their children inspire us with exceptional life stories and their possession of incredible strength. They have much to offer to our communities in the way of compassionate experience and resolve,” said James Reynolds II, President of The Breast Cancer Society. “These programs highlight one of the most important things that we do – helping to support patients and their families, many of whom have sold everything they own to pay for cancer treatments. We will continue to do everything we can to support the patients and their families struggling under financial burden while fighting cancer.”
Many times, breast cancer affects a family’s financial ability to provide further education for their children. The Breast Cancer Society provides funding for the ongoing educational development of breast cancer survivors, as well as their dependents whose education can be derailed by the family’s battle with breast cancer. The purpose of these programs is to Empower, Educate and offer Hope through providing educational funding, allowing recipients to regain and improve financial stability and self-reliance.
The scholarship program was established in 2012 and has been met with great success.
The Breast Cancer Society’s guiding mission is to provide relief to those who suffer from the effects of breast cancer now, as well as to work cooperatively with and give support to other personnel, individuals and organizations that share in the goal of helping cancer patients, the critically ill, and the impoverished. Work is done through public education, direct cash assistance, research funding through grants, financial aid assistance, including academic scholarships, in-home care, and by providing medical supplies, care-giving products, and referral services.
The organization is eager to continue growth nationwide and expects to grant more scholarships in the near future. Anyone wishing to apply for a scholarship or to donate specifically to the scholarship fund may do so by contacting The Breast Cancer Society directly at 888-470-7909.
For more information on the Empower One Scholarship Fund, please visit: http://www.breastcancersociety.org/programs/empower-one-scholarship-fund/.