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Around the Office - October 2017

| October 13, 2017
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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

At Rocco & Associates, we take time every October to stop and reflect on how fortunate we are to be alive and well. Every October the nation does the same as we come together to raise money for a cure during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The month was dedicated to fundraising in 1985 when the American Cancer Society teamed up with several pharmaceutical companies to accelerate progress towards a cure. Later, in 1991 the iconic pink ribbon was adopted, and has been the nation symbol of support ever since. Since October went pink, many advancements have been made in breast cancer research, including:

  • Learning that breast cancer isn’t a one size fits all disease, and that each type is different and should be fought differently.
  • A better understanding of the role that genes play in breast cancer, which will hopefully lead to accurate genetic screening prevent the disease.
  • The development of advanced treatments, like harnessing the body’s own immune system to fight off the cancer. 

Unfortunately, almost all of us still know someone who has battled or is battling this disease, or other life changing cancers. And while we are still fighting for a cure today, it is more important than ever that we continue to support the cause so we can continue the progress towards a cure. Join us this month in support!

The Cancer Couch present The Cancer Beat

This month the firm is proud to be a sponsor of the second annual Cancer Beat, a production sponsored by the locally based Cancer Couch Foundation, funding research for metastatic breast cancer. The event will be held on October 21st at Fairfield Theater Company with a VIP reception beginning at 6:30 P.M., followed by 80s-90s music icon Howard Jones and his band taking the stage at 9:00 P.M.

The Cancer Couch Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit corporation founded by Fairfield resident Rebecca Timlin-Scalera, PhD, breast cancer survivor, Neuropsychologist and published author, in 2016 to raise money for research exclusively on metastatic breast cancer (when it spreads outside of the breast to other parts of the body). 

In 2016, the foundation raised a total of $250,000 for the cause which was all matched by corporate donors to total $500,000 that was put fourth towards Metastatic Breast Cancer research.

To learn more about the event, log onto https://www.501auctions.com/thecancerbeat.

 Welcome Joe and Eric (not the Joe and Eric you think…)!

Please join us in welcoming our fall 2017 interns, Joe DiGennaro and Eric White!

Joe is a currently a junior at Fairfield University pursuing a double major in Finance and Philosophy. He is returning from a summer abroad at the London School of Economics where he studied Social Entrepreneurship and Financial Modeling. He is a part of the Dean’s Student Advisory Council, where he mentors other school of business students while providing insight to senior administrators at the university. He is also on the Student Managed Investment Fund and a Peer Mediator. 

Eric is also a junior at Fairfield University pursuing a Finance degree and a minor in Economics. Eric is originally from Chester, New Jersey and attended Mendham High. He is on the board for the Dolan Lecture Series for the Dolan School of Business and also in the Finance and Entrepreneurship Clubs. He enjoys playing golf and exercising as often as he can. He joins the team for the 2017 fall semester and is looking forward to immersing himself in the field of wealth management.

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