October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Your meal will make a difference

For the month of October, the Rib and Chop House will donate 1% of all Babyback and Fulton St. Rib sales to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Three reasons we care so deeply:

Heidi’s Story: “I just wanted to talk to everyone about how important the month of October is to me and how it’s affected my life. I lost the bravest most wonderful person 28 years ago to breast cancer. She was 30 years old, two years younger than I am now. She left behind a six year old, a three year old, and a one year old. My Mom had a rare type of breast cancer, uncommon 28 years ago. She started doing chemo therapy and found out she was pregnant with my little brother. She chose my brother. She stopped doing treatment to have, and give me, my best friend. Not a day goes by that I don’t love and think about the amazing person that I only wish I could be. But how important breast cancer awareness month is and how you can change your life by getting mammograms and doing self exams. I got my first mammogram at the age of 26. I will continue to get them for the rest of my life. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to tell my story.” -Heidi Chamberlain, Montana’s Rib & Chop House

Gretchen’s Story: “After convincing my co-worker Pam to get a breast lump biopsied, I went with her to get the results. Pam found out she had breast cancer and would need a mastectomy. I held her as she sobbed, shaking uncontrollably…but then she dried her eyes and said in a much calmer voice, “I am going to beat this!” Our co-workers joined in the fight; we took turns taking her to chemotherapy, making meals, grocery shopping, dividing up workloads and encouraging her in every way. Pam fought bravely and has been cancer free for 12 years. Her courage, bravery and determination had a positive healing effect—not only on her, but on our whole office. Working together to help one of our own helped us realize that we“ weren’t just co-workers, we were a team!” -Gretchen Meyer, Montana’s Rib & Chop House, Rio Sabinas, TJ Ribs and Ninfa’s

Laura’s Story: “Breast cancer has had a tremendous effect on my family. I have lost my great grandmother and my grandmother as well as an aunt to this horrible disease. In addition, my two aunts, my mom and younger sister have faced breast cancer. There was a time nothing could be done, but now things are different. Because of medical advancements over the years, my mom, sister and two aunts were able to seek treatment and are now cancer free— not without a price of course. I have been the lucky, or blessed, one. I hope I never have to face breast cancer, but if I do, I know my chances of survival are so much greater due to the many contributions, endless support and awareness. Please never sto“p giving; it could be your family next.” -Laura Mollere, TJ Ribs 

 

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