The Every Ribbon Counts Foundation raised over $75,000 as part of our fundraising efforts in 2019 and the first part of 2020. These funds established non medical support funds, added program support options to the Cancer Support Community and the Pediatric Cancer Foundation, provided support to our last wish fund and helped meet the needs and goals of our partner non-profits. Due to the global pandemic, we are suspending all in person events until 2021. Regardless of the incredible need, we are doing what we can virtually to continue to make a difference. Your donation online will help.
Every Ribbon Counts Foundation
Who We Are
Dr. Susan Mattes Bostian is an Integrative Health Specialist who runs her practice, Dr. Susan's pH Integrative Health, in Nazareth, PA. She is a mother of 4, and her husband serves in the US Air Force National Guard. Her passion to start making a difference in the lives of others began in 1997 with a breast cancer diagnosis of her mother, which has led to countless events, walks, relays, and her flagship event, The Bling Your Bra Charity Auction through her Think Pink Nights Foundation, which led to the creation of the Every Ribbon Counts Foundation. 2021 marks the 24rd year for her fundraising efforts and helping other non-profits raise funds to improve the lives of others. She works with Kellsie's Hope Foundation and RunDisney with the goal of raising funds to help those affected by cancer.
Abby Silfies is a non-profit Executive Director and a Lehigh Valley community dedicated leader. Abby is a mother of five beautiful daughters with a passion to lead by example, to empower our next generation and to make an everyday impact on our community. Abby is most excited to work alongside our board of volunteers in driving our mission and the ability to assist local programs such as Cancer Support Community, Kellsie's Hope Foundation, other specialized non-profits with similar visions to ours, and aiding in the development of specific need-based family/patient support programs. Her passion to a make a positive difference in the lives of has encourage many to do the same.
Designing the perfect image for the Every Ribbon Counts Foundation started with a discussion between two friends who have had the passion of making a difference in the lives of those with cancer. From pink, to grey, to laying out how this ribbon would look with the flowers representing all of the colors of cancer was a moment of pure inspiration captured by TJ Bostian as he listened to the vision we had and how we wanted it to come across. From a pencil sketch born out of our conversation of how we want to change the world, we hope this ribbon inspires everyone to reach, share, grow, support, and connect with us in the One Fight against All Cancer.
The Story Behind Our Ribbon
Pink - The color associated with breast cancer, a fight that Susan Bostian has volunteered for over the past 24 years
after the diagnosis of her mother, followed by her little sister a few years ago.
Grey - The color associated with brain cancer, a fight that has given the power behind the passion of Abby Silfies after
this cancer took the life of LJ, friend and source of life-long inspiration for us all.
The Gladiola Flower - Strong, Moral Integrity, Loyalty. Has a strong and powerful history, and invokes passion. Grows in many colors, and grows best in a community of other gladiolas.
Our ribbon features the gladiola blossom symbolizing strength, passion, and the power of community.
The Every Ribbon Counts Foundation, One fight, for ALL Cancer.
Our commitment to raising funds here that stay here, creating a positive force for change in the Lehigh Valley and engaging our community to help support all those affected by cancer, provide support and education in our community.
Engaging our Community with the purpose of creating a positive difference in the lives of those affected by cancer through fundraising efforts, education, awareness,
and localized support.
Engaging our community in one fight for all cancer.
Every Ribbon Counts
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